Persaud, Rahaman resume battle for top spot at Georgetown Grand Prix


Just two points separate Zachary Persaud and Nathan Rahaman atop the points standings of the 125cc Junior karters. With a trip to Florida next year as the top prize, the duo will be pressing hard to lay hands on that plane ticket at the final Georgetown Grand Prix of the season on Sunday at GT Motorsports.

Persaud has 111 points after first two rounds, followed by his cousin Rahaman on 109 points. Both have driven stupendously well so far this season, especially coming off the Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy in Barbados.

At the first meet in May, Rahaman was the top man, scooping up 61 points in dry conditions. Then there was a change in weather conditions and Persaud drove like a beast and got valuable points.

Should the weather hold on Sunday, it will be an interesting finale as apart from the championship title, a trip to represent Guyana at AMR Motorplex Karting Challenge in Homestead, Florida, is up for grabs.

Nathan Rahaman will know two points can easily be cleared if he produces another performance like he did in May

The event in Florida is expected to be held on the first weekend of January 2020 and the top X30 Junior karter from Guyana will be the beneficiary of a Motul-sponsored package, which includes a kart, airfare and hotel accommodation for the competitor.

Trailing the duo by 27 points is cousin Rayden Persaud, who would have had the exposure of another stint in Canada over the July-August period. He is not totally out of contention for top honours, but it would take a good qualifying spot and some consistent performances to rise to the top.

Up next is Paige Mendonca, who was sublime on the wet track, racking up 61 points, as compared to 18 in the first leg. While she’s 32 points off of pole, Mendonca will still add great value to the contest.

Jeremy TenPow, another one with experience, is on 67 points, followed by Jamaican Tommi Gore, who won’t return for this meet, on 30 points, and Faraud Mohamed on 26.

Sunday’s event will also feature the 60cc Kids Cup, 125cc Seniors and Masters, along with the Easy Cup Rookie and Super. Qualifying will start at 17:00h, while race one is schedule to commence at 18:00h.

General admission is free, while VIP tickets cost $6,000 each.

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