GMR&SC's 'March Mania' was a success
-Ron Robinson, president
By Clyde Pestano
March 29, 2004
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Ron Robinson president of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMRSC) is of the view that the organization's first major race meet for 2004 held yesterday and suitably labeled 'March mania' was a success.
The president alluded to the fact that even though the weather threatened to dampen proceedings, judging from the number of spectators at the event, the efficiency with which the races were run as well as the number of exciting races, he was happy with the end result.
Speaking with Stabroek Sport at the South Dakota Circuit Robinson said that the `rookies' race was 'here to stay' due to the fact that the young drivers who took part performed creditably. He added that this was a very good sign for racing in Guyana.
The president was also loud in praise for two current racing stalwarts in Guyana, Andrew King and Mark Viera.
He said that many racing fans travel from all over to go to the 'circuit' just to see these men match their superb all round driving skills against each other. According to him they did not disappoint their followers with their performance.
He added though that all the drivers who took part tried their best and gave of their best in making the activity a success.
Meanwhile, Robinson disclosed that the club would like to see motorcycle-racing get back on track with races starting at the 125cc level and moving gradually upwards.
He declared that there are many 'big bikes' especially in Georgetown and challenged the owners to go up to the circuit and display their skills rather than on the streets in the city.
The president also lauded the contributions of the many sponsors of the event and mentioned that Trans Guyana Aviation had an aircraft on stand by at the venue free of charge in case of emergencies.
He also thanked the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) whose helicopter was on stand by, the doctors on call, the entire medical team, officials of the club and volunteers, the competitors, racing fans and the media.