‘Lap record will be shattered this weekend’- Jeffrey
Expects tough challenge from Jamaican Collin Daley Jr.
By Avenash Ramzan
Enormous speed is what Guyana’s ace driver Kristian Jeffrey is predicting for this weekend’s Georgetown Grand Prix Final Showdown at GT Motorsports.
Jeffrey, the lap record holder at GT Motorsports, will once again be competing in what is a star-studded Shifter Pro Cup, featuring the likes of Canadian Darryl Timmers, Orry Hunte of Barbados and Jamaican Collin Daley Jr., who would be racing at the facility for the first time.
Jeffrey has labelled Daley Jr. as the best karter in the Caribbean, adding further interest to their head-to-head clash.
“I think because of Collin coming everyone’s been more alert and ready. Timmers came four days early to put in the time and even the local guys are much faster; everyone is within lap record times already so we’re going to see the lap record being shattered this weekend if the weather holds up and fans should come out and support our local drivers,” Jeffrey predicted.
He continued, “It’s the best race meet we’re going to have in Guyana. We got drivers from Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and even all the way from North America and it’s all seasoned drivers, and even the junior drivers are going to put on a good show. Because it’s the final race you want to close the year on a good note so everyone would be giving their all because all the talking will go all the way to next year. It’s about bragging rights.”
Not much separates the drivers in terms of lap times in testing, making the Shifter Pro Cup a wide open race, something Jeffrey is fully aware of.
“So far in testing everyone is like 0.1, 0.2 within each other so it’s going to be four way battles you’re going to see in the Shifter race- no big drive away. Anything could happen in the race,” the #261 driver said.
The Georgetown Grand Prix Final Showdown is set for Saturday (December 16) from 18:00h at GT Motorsports. Qualifying will take place on Friday (December 15).
Among the categories to be contested are Easy Cup Rookie, Easy Cup Light, Easy Cup Heavy, 125cc Junior, 125cc Senior and Shifter Pro Cup. Admission to the venue on race night is $1,000 for adults, $500 for children and $6,000 VIP.