T&T father/daughter combo to compete at Georgetown GP
By Avenash Ramzan
The Georgetown Grand Prix will take on a regional flavour with a Trinidad and Tobago father and daughter combination set to compete at Friday’s event at GT Motorsports’ facility at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club, Albert Street and Thomas Lands.
Group Three driver Ravi Singh and his daughter Bridget Singh will arrive in Guyana on Thursday night and will come up against local drivers in their respective category. Ravi, who has been competing in the Group Three category in Guyana since 2008, said he is excited to participate in the first-ever Georgetown Grand Prix, a go-karting event.
Speaking to News Room Sport from his home in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, Ravi, who has won the Group Three category in Guyana on four occasions, said he is enthused by the fact that the karts will be equally matched for Friday’s event.
“It will all come down to driving skills and that is a good thing,” Ravi said. The 43-year-old, who has been racing competitively since the age of 15, will compete in the Four-stroke Class, and he is keen on putting on a show for his Guyanese fans on his debut at the newly refurbished track.
Bridget, who started racing karts at age nine, will throw down the gauntlet to Guyanese Emma Vieira in what is expected to be a sizzling showdown. While Vieira will look to defend home turf, the 20-year-old Trinidad and Tobago racer will no doubt want to prove that she’s the better driver.
Bridgett, a Group Two driver, won the 80cc Class two years in a row, before moving to the 100cc, which she dominated for another two years.
She then stepped up to the 125cc Rotax International. During the first year she finished second and won the championship the following year. After taking time off to focus on her academics, Bridget returned to the track last year and won the GP 1 Championship.
Friday’s activity, which will comprise 15 races, will commence at 18:00h and admission to the venue is free.