Zachary Boodram ready for 125cc Senior challenge


By Avenash Ramzan

Trinidad and Tobago’s go-kart driver Zachary Boodram is looking to top the 125cc Senior category this Saturday at GT Motorsports’ season-opening Georgetown Grand Prix.

The youngster arrived in Guyana this week and has been doing testing in the hope of outshining the competition on race day. This will be Boodram’s second event at GT Motorsports after competing at the season-ending Georgetown Grand Prix last December.

Back then, things didn’t go as planned for the twin-islanders as he copped a fourth and sixth place finish and failed to end the other race. He had qualified seventh on the grid.

Admittedly, Boodram was up against a power-packed field, boasting the likes of Guyana’s ace driver Kristian Jeffrey, Trinidad and Tobago’s driving sensation Kristian Boodoosingh and Jamaica’s world rated karter Collin Daley Jr.

“First time I came here I realised this track has a lot of grip compared to the Trinidad surface, so I’m still working on the grips level and so on and I’m trying to get used to it,” Boodram told News Room on Thursday.

He said he has learnt a lot from that initial experience, and is hoping to better his time and overall performance this time around. What is foremost in Boodram’s mind is conquering the track. 

“It’s about being really smooth; that’s the key to anything in motorsport- just be super smooth and the lap times would continue to fall,” he said. 

Saturday’s event will see rivalry in the usual categories, namely Sun Burst Kids Cup, 125cc Junior and Senior, Easy Cup Rookie, Easy Cup Light, Easy Cup Heavy and Shifter Pro Cup.  

Admission to the event is free, but the VIP experience costs $6,000 per person. Action will get underway at 18:00h (6pm). Corporate support has been garnered from Stag Beer, Exxon Mobil, GMR&SC, Rayne Inn and Sun Burst Juices.

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