Pure Racing and Sprite link up for Georgetown Grand Prix
The rapidly growing Pure Racing family, a local-based karting team, received a much-needed boost ahead of this Saturday’s Georgetown Grand Prix, securing support in the form of sponsorship from Banks DIH Limited.
The company, under the global soda brand Sprite, finalised a first-time partnership with the team on Wednesday, presenting its package of support to some members.
Representing the company at the simple, but significant handing over was Non-Alcoholic Brand Manager, Jennifer Khan.
“It’s an area where its new for us so this is just testing the water and see what happens. It falls under the Coca-Cola umbrella and this is our first venture into this. We hope it bears fruit,” Khan said.
Understandably, Anna Lisa Phang of the Pure Racing family was elated to have Banks DIH Limited in the corner of the ‘green team.’
“Pure Racing is delighted to have Banks DIH and Sprite onboard finally. We’ve been working very hard to get them on board with us and we will certainly make you proud. That is what Pure Racing is about. It’s about loving the sport, loving the machines and the need for speed,” Phang indicated.
Pure Racing will be out in full force on Saturday when action speeds off at 16:00h at GT Motorsports. Aiming for podium spots would be Ben Phang (Baby Cup), Justin Ten-Pow (60cc Kids Cup), Jeremy Ten-Pow and Paige Mendonca (125cc Juniors) and John Phang (125cc Seniors).
Local drivers will be tested by their Caribbean counterparts with Jamaican duo Colin Daley Jr. and Tommi Gore, and Zachary Boodram of Trinidad and Tobago set to line up on the grid.
After qualifying, karters will be gridded for three races: Race 1 (Best qualifying time); Race 2 (Based on Finish from Race 1 with Top 50% of the grid inverted); Race 3 (Based on 2nd best time from Race 1).
Race laps are 12, while in qualifying it will be five. There will be bonus two points for qualifying and bonus three for the fastest lap of the day.