THE hype for the 2019 Clash of Champions is building in the air with the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) promising its biggest event yet later this month.
The promise was made by the executive at the launch of the event on Tuesday evening at the GT Motorsports Hall.
In the absence of GMR&SC president, Rameez Mohamed, executive member Carey Griffith told those present at the event that the club has been working assiduously to promote the event.
“We expect the clash of champions to be one of the largest events in the year, probably that we have hosted as a club. Barbados’ Zane Maloney, the 2019 British F4 champion, will be here.”
Meanwhile, several of the major sponsors were on hand to give brief remarks, with Director General of the Tourism Ministry, Donald Sinclair, saying that they are more than happy to support GMR&SC in this endeavor.
“We see sport tourism as a big thing and this event that the GMR&SC has every year brings in so many foreigners to these shores that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity.”
KFC, through their Operations manager, Gregory De Gannes, also commented on past successes with the club, adding that they are more than happy to assist the sport for what is expected to be its largest brand.
Ansa McAl, under the STAG beer brand, was represented by Treiston Joseph, the corporate communications officer who spoke of the company’s commitment.
“STAG Beer has been a longstanding supporter of motorsport through our drivers and even to the club itself; this year was no different.”
Other sponsors include, B.M Soat Auto Sales, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Tropical Shipping, Valvoline, MOTUL, ExxonMobil, JAPARTS and Air services.
Other sponsors include Prem’s Electrical, AgriParts, Choke Gas Station, Miracle Optical, Secure Innovations and concepts Inc., Premier Auto Sales, Bikers Bar, Professional Key Shop, Truck Masters, Palm Court, King’s Jewellery World, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Ramchand Autobody and Tow Truck Service, KGM security, Royal Castle, Ramada Hotel, Readymix, Auto Fashion, Ideal Supplies, Panko Steel Fabrication, Hand in Hand, Windjammer International, Cyril’s Taxi and Century Tamara Energy Service.
The event is expected to feature action in the street and sport tuner class, groups two, three and four and the superbikes as well as the Radical Caribbean Cup.
The two- day event is billed for the South Dakota Circuit and is set for November 16 and 17.
Cost of tickets: Adults $2000; Children $1000. Children under 10 are free.