Five Guyanese bikers are to feature at this weekend’s third leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at Bushy Park, St Philip.
The Guyanese contingent arrived yesterday and they are ready for competition as the final preparations were put in place today at Bushy Park. This year’s CMRC has attracted 19 entries in the Superbike Division.
The Guyana team of cousins Stephen, Matthew and Elliot Vieira, along with Kevin Persaud and Joel Neblett, will be seeking to maintain their country’s two-wheel dominance.
The riders, who were all upbeat about their chances come Sunday, have all confirmed their readiness for the meet although no one has yet received his bike.
But at a media briefing yesterday, Bushy Park Motor Sport Inc. (BPMSI) director Adrian Mayers said that all the competitors were “keyed up and ready to go.”
Guyana’s ace representative Mark Vieira expressed his confidence in the bike unit, adding that Guyana was going to dominate.
“We are going to take 1-5, straight off the bat,” he said.
Chairman of BPMSI Sean Maloney said: “This event is going to be spectacular, the motorbike guys are stealing the show. It’s going to be the best motorbike race we’ve seen this year.”
Where the cars were concerned Mayers added: “CMRC is anyone’s game.”
Mark Vieira said the Bushy Park surface would provide the best equalling factor for all the cars on Sunday.
“It’s very difficult to run the two classes together (four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive). However, the nature of this track kind of evens it out a little bit but we will see,” the ace driver said.
He is a part of Guyana’s car team that includes current Group 4 champion Kristian Jeffrey, his father Kevin and Danny Persaud who will compete in both Groups 3 and 4.
Nazim Gafoor (Group 2) is the other part of team Guyana which will be in action when the flag drops on Sunday.