Endurance on the cards when curfew lifted- GMR&SC


The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) is toying with the idea of hosting its second Endurance Meet when the current curfew of ‘dusk till dawn’ (18:00h to 06:00h) is lifted by the authorities.

According to GMR&SC President Rameez Mohamed, hosting the meet is under consideration, but it would only be held when the green light is given by the authorities.

“Just like many other sports, motor racing’s schedule has been disturbed tremendously. Without a doubt we see the current pandemic as something very serious and implore everyone to see it as such. From the motor racing standpoint, we want to restart some activities, (but) only if it is safe to do so.”

The first round was declared null and void by the Executive after the race was red-flagged when competitor Pierre Singh’s car became engulfed in flames.

The second round was initially set to be held on May 3 and this current curfew is expected to last until June 3.

“Endurance is not a meet where we would have large numbers of spectators and we felt it would be a good opportunity to test how we can be reintegrated in the post COVID-19 world, whenever that time comes.”

Mohamed said they are considering if they do host the meet, to bar spectators and unauthorised persons from entering the pits and enforce the social distancing rule.

The club would also make it mandatory for persons to wear masks and wash their hands regularly at the various sanitising stations that would be erected.

The President is cautiously optimistic that before the end of 2020 they can host a Drag Race meet in addition to the marque November championship. Other sports around the world are attempting to restart tournaments or leagues within the coming weeks, but behind closed doors.

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