GMR&SC dubs ‘Ignite’ biggest event in history
By Akeem Greene
“The Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club [GMR&SC] is about to hold the biggest event in the history of motor racing in Guyana and it’s being done at a time when the club is also preparing for a transformation of its facilities to one that is going to be on par with other Caribbean territories and also FIA stands”.
Those were the words of GMR&SC Vice-President, Hansraj Singh who was speaking at the official launch of their international meet themed ‘Ignite’ on Friday evening at GT Motorsports.
Ignite will also be the final round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) which runs from November 10-11 at the South Dakota Circuit.
Singh furthered stated, “I am proud to announce that works have begun on phase one of the track expansion project and that is expected to be completed in early 2019, also to mention we are currently working on the drag strip to make sure the standards of the facilities are continuously upgraded to acceptable international standards”.
The Vice President’s enthusiasm stems from a visit by officials from the International Automobile Foundation (FIA) in April where they conducted a preliminary inspection at South Dakota to assess the further development needed to accommodate high-level action such as Formula 4 cars for the North and Central American Championship (NACAM).
The forward movement in infrastructure has even impressed CMRA Chairman, Silborne Clarke who raced at the track since the 1960s.
A new chapter in history will also be created at the meet with the hosting for the first time the SR3 Radical series.
Singh also revealed they are partnering with the Ministry of Business, Department of Tourism to have the massive foreign contingents expected to arrive to visit various tourist attractions in the country.
The event has gathered substantial support from the corporate community and their representatives lauded the club for the work on the event over the years and the pleasure to associate their brands with an event of this magnitude.
Racers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and England are expected to descend on the circuit for the two-day event.
Tickets are priced at $2,500 for adults and $1,000 for children.