Bryce crowned ‘Prince’ of South Dakota as Team Mohamed’s Enterprise dominate CMRC

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By Rawle Toney

Bryce Prince! a name that will be mentioned whenever there’s a conversation about the final leg of the 2016 Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC).

Racing fans in Guyana didnt know much about Prince prior to today’s showdown at the South Dakota Circuit, other than he’s the US Superstock 600CC 2016 Champion.

His announcement about competing in Guyana and more so South America for the first time, was a big deal in the USA and Prince was very modest in stating “I’m just here to have fun and see how best I could help Team Mohamed’s dominant” upon his arrival a week ago.

Managing Director of Mohamed's Enterprise, Nazar Mohamed with Bryce Prince (second from left) and Matt Truelove (Rawle Toney photo)
Managing Director of Mohamed’s Enterprise, Nazar Mohamed with Bryce Prince (second from left) and Matt Truelove (Rawle Toney photo)

But what racing fans saw, was nothing modest. In fact, he stole the show, bring the thousands of fans to their feet and was given thunderous applause each time he carried the chequered flag around South Dakota.

On the saddle of his brand new Yamaha R6, Prince was flawless in the CMRC Superstock category, winning all three of the day’s races and annihilating the competition in the process. Prince had qualified on pole for the day’s first race and never relinquish that position at the meet.

His blistering speed and fearless cornering, made him the star of the day; something he says he has to thank his crew for.

Matt Truelove with the chequered flag at the South Dakota Circuit
Matt Truelove with the chequered flag at the South Dakota Circuit

Speaking to the News Room after a immaculate day on the track, Prince said “I rode my butt off today and it was awesome that i got that kind of response from the thousands of people that turned up today (Sunday)”.

The American champion further added “to bring home three wins and some awesome lap-times is something i want to do again. I dont think that nothing puts us above the other guys, other than we have a great crew and proper equipment. I was mentally focus and was never tired in the whole race, but I want to thank the local riders for pushing me and us putting on a good show for the fans”.

Part of the action at the South Dakota Circuit in the final leg of the CMRC.
Part of the action at the South Dakota Circuit in the final leg of the CMRC.

Meanwhile, Matt Truelove was just as dominant as Prince, with the Englishman making a clean-sweep of the Superbike category.

Truelove, who also rode a Yamaha R6, made it clear that he’s happy to have competed in Guyana and doing so injury free, and is looking forward to returning next year.

Matthew Vieira, who was fine form heading into the CMRC final leg, had an unusual disappointing day on the track, but was still able to dethrone his cousin Elliot to pick up the Champion Rider title.

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