Vishok Persaud’s Lotus flattens competition
By Avenash Ramzan
The two-day International Race of Champions concluded on Sunday afternoon with Vishok Persaud’s Lotus lighting up the South Dakota Circuit in the Group Three category.
Competing in front a massive crowd, Persaud’s grey and orange monster, bearing number 38 and the E-Networks logo, was a sight to behold, not just winning all three races, but doing so with stern conviction.
Reliability and consistency were the hallmark of a flawless performance from Persaud, who was clearly a cut above his competitors on a heated Sunday at the country’s lone race circuit.
That the car performed with such efficiency was largely due to the weeks of sleepless nights that lead mechanic Roger Yuen had to endure to guarantee such optimal levels of performance.
Persaud started the day second on the grid behind Danny Persaud, who was in pole position after Saturday’s qualifying, but quickly made his intentions clear, making an early dash to the front of the pack. Once he established the lead there was no turning back, and that trend continued for the rest of the day.
In the opening race, Persaud clocked a fastest lap time of 36.100s to beat off the challenge of Stefan Jeffrey, Ravi Singh, Rameez Mohamed, Tremaine Forde- Catwell, Motilall Deodass and Danny Persaud in that order.
In race two, Persaud’s best lap time was 36.121s on the way to winning against Jeffrey, Danny Persaud, Forde- Catwell and Singh, while his fastest time in race three was 36.275s.
Team Mohamed’s bikers also ended the day with an unblemished record, with Bryce Prince, Jason Aguilar and Matt Truelove all recording a win each. In the three Group Four races, Kristian Jeffrey won two, while Mark Maloney of Barbados won the other.
Full details of the day’s proceedings and individual championship titles to follow in a subsequent report.