SUPER-stock rider Elliot Vieira has set his sights on retaining the circuit record at the Bushy Park Raceway when the third leg Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) heads there this weekend.
During his last outing there, the CMRC defending champion had set the lap record, a blistering 1:04.269 (one minute four point two six nine) seconds which was later reset by the home nation’s Brook Miller with a time of 1m 04.192s
“Hopefully, when I go over there I can retain my circuit record. Brook is pretty quick out there so it’s going to be no easy task but I am up for the challenge,” he told Chronicle Sport.
Following a damaged bike in at the second round in Trinidad due to a defective master brake cylinder, Elliot says the bike is in working condition with very minimal work to be done ahead of round three.
“I’ve completely gone back to the stock brakes, the OEM, factory brakes, callipers,” he added, noting that for now, the entire bike currently just requires suspension work.
“I know that I’m really far back in the points as it relates to my title defence and I’m hoping to make most of those points back up in Barbados and I will continue the fight if it is possible.”
Elliot currently sits fourth in the standings with 43 points, behind Jamaica’s Robert McDonald, and his cousins Matthew (105) and Stephen (122) of Guyana.