GMR&SC to rehabilitate Go-kart facility in bid to reignite sport
The Go-kart track located at GT Motorsports on Thomas Lands and Albert Street will undergo restoration work as the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) aims to reignite karting.
GMR&SC President Mahendra ‘Raj’ Boodhoo has indicated they will be improving the lights at the facility that was a hive of activity with numerous Grand Prix events prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boodhoo indicated they are in talks with the tenants of the facility to fix the track so it can accommodate competitive karting again.
The sport blossomed to the extent that junior karters from Guyana traveled to Barbados for competitions and both senior and junior karters from the Caribbean came to compete in Guyana.
Zachary Persaud had won a trip to represent Guyana at AMR Motorplex Karting Challenge in Homestead, Florida, in 2020, but the pandemic derailed his chance to compete.
Some racing enthusiasts are already toying with the idea of karting at the newly extended part of the South Dakota Circuit.
As a way of bringing more youth into the sport, Radical Caribbean will introduce the SR1 Radicals to complement the current SR3 series.
The SR1 radicals are being introduced to young karters seeking to extend their racing career.