GMR&SC Launches International meet

first_imgMotor racing enthusiasts are gearing themselves for the biggest event of the sport’s calendar, the Seaboard Marine, Fly Jamaica, GTT and Stag International sponsored Race-meet, billed for November 12th and 13th.Launched last evening at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) Thomas lands facility, the short ceremony featured words from the event’s main sponsors and officials.The race-meet, which will double as the final leg of the Caribbean’s premier inter-country motor-racing series, the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC), will see participation from several countries,according to president of the GMR&SC, Mahendra Boodoo.“This year, teams representing Barbados, Canada, The Cayman Islands, Jamaica Trinidad, Suriname and the United States as well as Guyana will be racing at South Dakota,” he said.He continued, “Through sixty years of racing, we are proud to bring about November meet, filled with excitement.”Meanwhile,Robert Hiscock, representative of Ansa McAl,said “Racing,like any sport, is integral to the development of youths and plays a particularly important part in youth development as well, particularly as it relates to team-work, how to win graciously and lose graciouslyFly Jamaica, another of the title sponsors of the event, indicated its pleasure at being involved, with CEO,Carl Bowen saying, “I can’t imagine its 60 years already, it’s a little older than I am.I congratulate you guys for maintaining and sustaining this sport, it’s a very difficult thing to do,especially in rough economies.”Meanwhile,CMRC series title sponsor Seaboard Marine, through the local branch, John Fernandes Limited,disclosed its investment in the series, adding that they continue to be delighted with the series.“Seaboard is proud to inject approximately 125,000 USD into each year of motor racing that CMRC has been in existence. This is no small feat for the company or the championship but we are very proud to be associated with the name and brand,” said representative Jeremey Fernandes.”Meanwhile,Guyana’s representative on the CMRC board,Shairaz Roshandin,said, “So far we have covered Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. At this point, Trinidad is leading the Championship and Guyana being the final leg,will see the most representatives and we would expect to see high level of competition.”The race weekend begins on Friday with free practice before Saturday’s qualification with Sunday’s races beginning from 08:00hr, with the lap of honour.last_img

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