Jeffrey brothers to race at Georgetown Grand Prix


By Avenash Ramzan

Not one, but two Jeffrey brothers will face the starting line on Saturday (July 8) when GT Motorsports stages the highly anticipated Georgetown Grand Prix at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club, Albert Street and Thomas Lands.

The experienced Stefan Jeffrey has convinced his younger brother Jean Claude Jeffrey, a former Caribbean squash champion, to test out his skills in go-karts.

Stefan said Jean Claude has been doing some good times and he will make his competitive racing debut on Saturday. “I already have him down to race time so he should do well in the Four-Stroke Light Class and the Rookies,” Stefan told News Room Sport on Wednesday.

Stefan will compete in the highly competitive and exciting Shifter Karts, which is the main attraction of the night. He said his preparation has been coming along fine, and he is confident of doing well.

“Basically what I have been concentrating on is putting in laps to basically build my endurance, so basically getting ‘kart fit’ because I haven’t driven go-karts in the last five years before the last race meet. Preparation of the kart itself has been going pretty good so far. I made a few changes in the past 2-3 days that have sent us I believe in the right direction,” Stefan explained.

Stefan believes the key to mastering the track “is definitely kart preparation” and the number of laps one is willing to put in as part of his/her preparation.

“The more laps you put in on that track (the better); there is a mixture of so many different corners, you have fast sweepers, you have some tight left handers, hair pins…it’s a bunch of technical corners as well. So the more you drive on that track is the faster you will get. Cosmos is probably one of the more versatile tracks that I have driven on so far. It has literally a mix of everything,” Stefan stressed.

He is calling on race fanatics to pack the facility on Saturday and witness some high quality racing in a family-oriented atmosphere. “The field (list of competitors) is going to be nice and tight; it’s going to be a really good night of racing,” Stefan predicted. 

The Georgetown Grand Prix will start at 19:00h or 7pm. Tickets cost $1,000 for adults, while children under 12 is $500 and VIP $4,000. It is organised by GT Motorsports in partnership with a number of sponsors.

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