CMRC still on, assures GMR&SC President
Amidst reports that the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships may not materialise this year and championship itself is running out of the gas, President of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC), Rameez Mohamed, said the 2019 edition is still on, but with some minor changes.
“There have been a lot of rumours that Caribbean motor racing is coming to an end, but it is not so. Trinidad is the only country that has some issues with the shipping line, but it is being sorted out and we are looking forward to touring. We have been confirmed going to Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados. We already have countries coming here November,” he explained to News Room.
He indicated that instead of the first leg being held next month in Trinidad and Tobago, they will head to Jamaica. The initial schedule had March 23-24 at Wallerfield for the opening round, but the first round will now head to Jamaica on May 26.
For that trip to Jamwest, Guyana will be sending eight cars and three bikes. Of the lot of four-wheel machines will be reigning Group Four champion, Andrew King, along with Mark Vieira.
There is a strong possibility that Trinidad could host the second leg, but those exact dates are yet to be confirmed. It leaves the remaining dates for the championship; if unchanged September 1 in Barbados and the grand finale at South Dakota from November 16-17.
Last year, the Trinidadians won their third consecutive country title. They entered the final round on 1,227 points and added 132.
Barbados managed to withstand the Guyanese pressure to finish second with 723 points, while Guyana finished third with 579 points- they had entered the final round with 196 points.
Jamaica pipped Guyana to the CMRC Super stock title.