GEORGETOWN GP: Boodoosingh promises “great show for fans”
By Avenash Ramzan
Trinidad and Tobago’s Group Four driver, Kristian Boodoosingh, is promising “a great show for the fans” on April 7 when the second Georgetown Grand Prix, organised by GT Motorsports, is staged at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club, Albert Street and Thomas Lands.
GT Motorsports confirmed this week that the 2015 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships’ Group Four runner-up has been invited to compete at the event, in a shifter kart provided by GT Motorsports.
News Room Sport reached out to Boodoosingh on Saturday, and the driver said he is eagerly anticipating testing out the newly refurbished track and hopefully cop some podium finishes.
“I am ecstatic about this opportunity given to me by Vishok (Persaud) to compete at the GT Motorsports (Georgetown) Grand Prix this coming Friday. Having competed in Guyana on three previous occasions in the Group Four class and coming out with several podium finishes, I am looking forward to racing at this new facility and hopefully I can put on a great show for the fans and come out with some more podium finishes,” Boodoosingh told News Room Sport from his home in Trinidad and Tobago.
Boodoosingh is the not the first overseas driver to compete at the event. In the inaugural staging in February, the Trinidad and Tobago father/daughter combination of Ravi Singh and Bridget Singh, Barbados’ Orry Hunte and Canada’s Darryl Timmers were in Guyana to showcase their skills for local fans.
Boodoosingh said he has received positive reviews of the facility and the atmosphere on race night from Bridget Singh, who incidentally was the champion driver in the 125cc Senior Cup, having won both her races.
“She gave the event and facility very high praise, saying that it is world class in her book and the atmosphere was amazing, so I can’t wait to get on track and experience it first-hand under the lights Friday night,” Boodoosingh related.
Engines will start at the Georgetown Grand Prix at 18:00h. Among the categories to be contested are the 60cc, 125cc Junior, 125cc Senior, 4-Stroke Light, 4-Stroke Heavy and Shifter karts. A new addition would be the Easy Cup Rookies, targeting newcomers.
The champion drivers from February meet were: 60cc- Jeremy Tenpow (2 wins, 1 third); 125cc Junior- Mikhail Persaud (2 wins, 1 third); 125cc Senior- Bridget Singh (2 wins); 4-Stroke Light- Stephen Vieira (1 win, 2 second); 4-Stroke Heavy- Shan Seejattan (2 wins); and Shifter karts- Kristian Jeffrey (3 wins).
The event has received backing from Stag Beer, Sun Burst Juices, E-Networks, ISG, Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club, Optique Vision Care, King’s Jewellery World, Truck Masters, Trophy Stall, Prem’s Electrical Store, Honda Powersports, Super Bet Sport Betting, Vishal Auto Toy Store and Cyril’s Taxi Service.