Jun 06, 2014 Sports
Guyana will be having a strong presence at the opening leg of the newly-formed Caribbean Motor Racing Association (CMRA) which is scheduled to be staged on July 6, at the recently reconstructed Bushy Park facility in Barbados thanks
to the goodwill of Seaboard Marine.
Yesterday, Company official of Seaborad Marine Peter Peroune joined executive members of the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) at the John Fernandes Ltd Container Terminal on Mandela Avenue to witness the loading of the local cars and bikes which will compete at the Barbados event.
Among the other influential members of the motor racing fraternity were Ray Rahaman, who is the Guyana representative on the CMRA, President John Carpenter, executive member Rajendra Boodhoo and former President Ron Robinson.
Rahaman in brief remarks gave an update on the work of the new Association, informing that the Series in addition to the three usual participating countries will now include Trinidad and Tobago as well.
According to Rahaman, T&T is expected to host the second leg of the Series, while Guyana will continue to have November as its date for the third leg and Jamaica scheduled to host in February.
The former racer extended thanks to Seaboard Marine for its continued support for the sport, while Peter Peroune and the Fernandes family came in for special mention as well. Rahaman noted that everywhere in the Caribbean plans are in the works to upgrade facilities as well as improve the product of motor racing and Guyana has to follow suit to stay relevant so the local body’s only option is to get on the bandwagon.
To this effect they’ve decided to include persons with the relevant expertise to galvanize support for the November Meet which they hope will see fans and visitors within and outside of the Diaspora come to Guyana and have a good time.
Rahaman was adamant that in order for Guyana to enjoy similar support to Barbados a new product must be developed.
Carpenter in his presentation thanked Seaboard Marine for once again coming to the rescue of the sport, adding that the cost of transport to get to the various countries that are part of the Series is extremely exorbitant and simply could not be borne by the clubs and competitors.
“Racing is a very expensive sport and it is only because of the generosity of the corporate community and competitors that makes it happen,” Carpenter said.
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