RACING fans will have to wait an extra week for motorsport action as Guyana’s Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR & SC) announces they have been forced to postpone the season’s opening endurance meeting.
In an invited comment, the head of GMR & SC argued that the event had to be moved due to some urgent work on the track.
“We had to push the date back again because of the work done on the track recently. While the actual work was completed, the engineers advised that surface curing time was needed to ensure that the asphalt settled properly. “
“Although they (the engineers) told us they could run the event as scheduled this weekend (Jan. 31), they also said we were running the risk of damaging the track and we would be back square one and that would be a waste of money, ”he added.
Mohamed also noted that the curing time is weather-determined at the Timehri-based facility, adding that sunshine is needed.
“There was also the weather that was taken into consideration. A few days of showers was not what we wanted but we couldn’t stop that; so all in, we decided to push it back and keep the new face. ”
“We know a lot of boys have been looking forward to this but I’m sure everyone who races in South Dakota can understand the reason. We all love racing and want to do it in the safest way as well as keep the venue for as long as possible. ”
In addition, the head of GMR & SC agreed that competitors now have additional opportunities to rectify any problems for their machines.
The three-hour event is titled Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc., with other sponsors being Sherriff Security and First Class Auto.
The event is also being held in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines which requires all participants to wear masks, sanitize and be subject to mandatory temperature testing.