Matthew Phang satisfied with Grand Prix outing
Pure Racing driver Matthew Phang has expressed satisfaction with his performance in the season-opening Georgetown Grand Prix, which was hosted on Saturday last by GT Motorsports.
The #68 driver competed in the 125cc Seniors, chalking up a second and a third on the night. “I think I performed pretty well and I’m happy with the timings. A little more racing and kart set-up and I’ll be good for the rest of the season,” Phang told News Room on Monday.
The 19-year-old is now heading back to Canada, where he is a first year Engineering student at Centennial College, but has promised to return to compete in the remaining Georgetown Grand Prix events later this year.
Phang, who was the overall champion driver of the 125cc Seniors last year after he amassed three wins and 148 points, has secured the backing of First Global Money for the 2018 season.
Driving go-karts since age seven, Phang plans to represent the company’s brand well, and is keen on defending his title from last year. He knows it won’t be an easy task, given the level of competition in the category.
He would have to contend with Mikhail Persaud, who was champion driver on Saturday last, the Trinidad and Tobago pair Kristian Boodoosingh and Zachary Boodram, and his brother John Phang.