Rayden Persaud excels in Canada


Exciting young motor-racer, Rayden Persaud, continues to impress on the track, taking his exploits beyond the shores of Guyana.

Persaud, a consistent performer at GT Motorsports’ Georgetown Grand Prix event, competed in a club meet this weekend as part of the Canadian Karting Challenge at the Innisfil Mini Indy in Ontario, Canada.

The 11-year-old qualified on pole, and subsequently won the pre-race. Persaud, who had fellow Guyanese Stefan Jeffrey and Joe Laluni as part of his team, then won the final race, before rain brought a premature end to proceedings.

“I was nervous, but I got the win and brought it home. It felt nice to win again, in another country,” Persaud told News Room.

Rayden Persaud shares a moment with teammate Stefan Jeffrey

In his previous overseas event last year in Jamaica, Persaud also finished on the podium, copping two third place finishes. Persaud will soon start Shifter Kart training, with the aim of competing at the junior level of that category.

Ever since taking up the sport, Persaud has been making steady progress. In 2017, he finished second overall in the 125cc Junior category of the Georgetown Grand Prix, copping four wins and amassing 239 points.

After two events this season, Persaud, with 109 points (three wins), leads the 125cc Juniors, ahead of John Phang on 95 (one win), Elan Rahaman on 82 (one win), Faraud Mohamed on 81 and Gianni Carpenter on 76 (one win).

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