Young Trini hopes to gain experience, topple Guyanese in Easy Cup Rookie


By Akeem Greene

Rylie Ramroop, a 14 year-old karter from Trinidad and Tobago, who is in the elementary stages of his career, is a tad confident he can have a more productive showing in the Easy Cup Rookie category at Saturday’s Georgetown Grand Prix at GT Motorsports, located at Albert Street and Thomas Road.

After the first round in May, Ramroop stands fourth in the championship race with 34 points. Naresh Alves (75 points), Ackeem Thomas (48 points) and Luis Kumar (45 points) make up the top three, while Sachin Narine (20 points) and Dylan Persaud (18 points) are the other contenders below Ramroop.

“Hopefully I can get up high on the points; I want to get some good points this Saturday and hopefully get a win for the first time in my career,” he related to News Room Sport Thursday.

Rylie Ramroop competing at Wallerfied Raceway in Trinidad and Tobago (Photo: Nicholas Bhajan)

Prior to the meet in May, Ramroop would have had little experience in karting. At the fourth round of the Trinidad and Tobago Karting Association meet on June 9, debutant to the Sportsman Class, Ramroop impressed on the day with two second place finishes and a fourth in the final to secure an overall second position for the day.

That performance has motivated him to some extent to expect good results in Guyana, despite the inexperience.

“I just want to be able to drive clean and smooth; try to get really good lap times and hopefully good qualifying positons to help me throughout the race and hopefully I get a podium or a win.”

“The [other] guys [here] are quite experience in these karts on this track because I heard some of them have been driving rookie for a few years and this is my first year of racing go-kart generally,” he added.

Ramroop is also contemplating making his debut in the 125cc Seniors in Guyana. Action commences at 16:00h and admission to the venue is free. Patrons can also expect pulsating karting in the 60cc Kids Cup, 125cc Juniors, Seniors and Masters along with the Easy Cup Super.

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