No confirmation yet on Guyana hosting Radical Cup in November
Recently, organisers of the Radical Caribbean Cup released a statement saying the remaining rounds of the series will more than likely be held solely in Barbados, which would potentially rule out Guyana from hosting the usual final leg of the championship in November.
However, the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) President Rameez Mohamed indicated this is yet to be confirmed.
In an invited comment, Mohamed told News Room Sport “this is not confirmed as yet.” Based on the initial schedule prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guyana was slated to host the final round on November 7-8 at the South Dakota Circuit.
According to the release from Bushy Park in Barbados, “The remaining rounds of the 2020 Radical Caribbean Cup (RCC) are almost certain to be staged at Bushy Park, Barbados, as the uncertainties created by the coronavirus pandemic have rendered travel to other host countries in the region unworkable.”
The opening round for the Cup was held on March 15 and was the last motorsport event before the island’s government imposed a lockdown.
Those restrictions also halted plans for the Radical SR3 race cars to be shipped to Trinidad and Tobago for rounds two and three of the regional championship’s third season, which was due to run on June 28 and July 19 respectively.
A tentative replacement round scheduled for July 26 was also put off due to the pandemic, according to the release.
Championship coordinator Kurt Seabra explained: “We had hoped to make up for at least one of the rounds we lost at the Frankie Boodram Wallerfield Raceway, but some of the competitors would not have been able to get back into their home countries without quarantine, so it was not feasible. Currently, we plan to run races here in August and November, as the logistics of shipping the cars to Guyana for the traditional final round also present too many challenges.”
The July 26 round would have been hosted by Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI), which has race meets scheduled for August 30 and November 15, featuring RCC races and other content.
The Radical Caribbean Cup is administered by Bushy Park Circuit Inc (BPCI), which was appointed sole distributor for Radical Sportscars in the Caribbean in 2017.
Raymond Seebarran was the lone Guyanese competitor listed for the first round. Against a seasoned pack of competitors, including British F4 champion Zane Maloney, Seebarran qualified in ninth. He eventually finished seventh in the race, gaining eight points.
Racing under team Fast Parts, Seebarran did not participate in the next two races since his teammates had to use his machine to compete.