Second ‘Endurance Rental Cup’ set for February 22
By Avenash Ramzan
Go-kart action is set for the evening of February 22 when GT Motorsports stages the second monthly instalment of its ‘Endurance Rental Cup’ races at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club headquarters, commencing at 19:00h.
Sponsored by Secure Innovations and Concepts and Auto Fashion, the event, which is set to usher in Guyana’s 47th Republic anniversary, is set to speed off at 19:00h and will follow a similar format to the inaugural competition held on January 25.
Once again, teams will have a maximum of three drivers, who will compete in two weight classes. There will be a 500lb Class and a 600lb Class, meaning that the combined weight of the three drivers will have to reach those limits.
Each driver will race for 20 minutes, at the end of which the team with most number of laps after an hour will be declared champions of the respective categories.
The entrance fee per team is $60,000 ($20,000 per person), and interested teams can inbox GT Motorsports on Facebook to access additional information and register for the event. January’s ‘Endurance Rental Cup’ was a massive success with a large turnout of spectators and drivers at the newly minted facility.
Team Gizmos and Gadgets/Guinness, comprising Matthew Phang, John Phang and Steven Nobrega, created history by copping the 500lb Class with 87 laps, while Team Heineken, with the likes of John Maikoo, Vishal Sawh and Raymond Seebarran, won the 600lb Class by being the first team to complete 86 laps after the mandatory 60 minutes expired.
No doubt these two teams would want to prove that their success was no fluke. However, they will be faced with a plethora of other teams who believe that February is their month to shine.