Not someone to brag about his ability and his chances of doing well at any race
Meet veteran Guyanese race driver Andrew King still believes that he could factor in next Sunday’s Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) final leg set for the South Dakota Circuit.
King, who has been the spearhead of the Guyana team for many years told this newspaper on Friday that while he would be the first to admit that his recent performances has not been up to his usual high standards, he is hoping to reverse his fortunes come November 16.
“Frankly I haven’t been very competitive over the last year and this is due mainly to some reliability issues with the car, but I still feel once I’m on the track and there’s no failure, I will be competitive,” King said.
King, who drives a Rotary Mazda RX 7 informed that while there was a delay in the delivery of his rebuilt engine he is optimistic that all work will be completed in time for him to test the car and confirm its readiness to compete against some of the best drivers in the Region.
“I’m having a slight delay on an engine that has been rebuilt, but we should be at the circuit by Tuesday to start testing … It’s the same car, but we have modified the engine; l am actually combining developments by two builders in the rotary world and hopefully we would see some significant increase in horse power and torque.”
King, who races in the Group 4 category which is considered the marquee event, believes that at present, the rules favour the drivers whose cars are turbo-charged and though it’s a bother to him since his car is ‘rotary’, he made it clear that “this is something I think I will just fall in line next year and put a turbo- charged engine in my car, rather than have a revamp of rules because that tends to be painstaking and ‘counterproductive to the sport.”
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