The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMRSC) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Executive Committee (Exco) elections last Friday at the club’s Thomas Lands and Albert Street office where the incumbent President, Rameez Mohamed, who was first elected in 2017, was again elected, unopposed, for a third successive year.
Mohamed and his slate reads: Sunil Persaud; Club Captain, Hansraj Singh; Vice-President, Azad Hassan; Assistant Secretary Treasurer, Nirmal Sookram; Treasurer, John Bennett; Committee Member, Paul Jewanaram; Committee Member, Azim Jafar; Secretary, Haniff Mohamed; Committee Member, Motilall Deodass; Committee Member, Joel Evans; Technical Advisor and Kamal Seebaran; Committee Member, will oversee the operation of the club for one more year.
Vice-president of the GMRSC, Hansraj Singh, has noted that the main objective of the reelected Exco is to complete the resurfacing of the drag strip at the South Dakota motor racing circuit at Timehri which will cost an additional average cost of $40million.
The launch pad of the strip that costs in excess of $14million was completed last year, and when the entire project is completed it will be done at international standard, Hansraj shared with Kaieteur Sport.
Among other infrastructural works include phase two of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) track expansion which has a projected cost of $260million. Phase one of this began last year with the foundation being laid.
“The benefits of this (track expansion) will be tremendous. Our first FIA approved tracks will allow for more high powered cars and overseas competitors, and will in return develop the sport locally, allowing North American and European competitors to throw down at our local track,” Hansraj noted.
Meanwhile, President of the GMRSC, Mohamed, shared with this publication that when the project is completed, it will boost Sports tourism in Guyana as well.
The GMRSC boss gleefully disclosed that a proposal is in the works for the construction of a Karting surface at South Dakota, “We are currently looking at a go kart track at South Dakota because we want to give the kids bigger exposure, at a bigger track with a bigger crowd. Of course it will be of FIA standard so that will allow them (karters) to get better accustomed to international standard.
Next on the GMRSC’s calendar will be the next month’s National Race of Champions which is scheduled for March 3rd. (Calvin Chapman)
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