RACING fans will have to wait an additional week for motorsport action as the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) announced yesterday that they were forced to postpone the season-opening endurance meet.
In an invited comment, GMR&SC boss contended that the event had to be shifted due to some emergency works on the track.
“We had to push back the date once more because of the works that were recently done to the track. While the actual works are completed, we were advised by the engineers that the surface needs curing time to ensure the proper settlement of the asphalt.”
“While they (the engineers) did say to us that they we could host the event as scheduled this weekend (January 31), they also said that we run the risk of damaging the track and that we would be back at square one and that would be a waste of money,” he added.
Mohamed stated too that the curing time was determinant on the weather at the Timehri-based facility, adding that sunshine is required.
“There was also the weather that was taken into consideration. A few days of showers was not what we wanted but we could not stop that; so all in all, we took the decision to push it back and preserve the new surface.”
“We know that a lot of guys have been looking forward to this but I’m sure everyone that races at South Dakota can understand the reason. We all love racing and want to do it in the safest manner as well as preserve the venue for as long as possible.”
Added to that, the GMR&SC boss conelnded that competitors now have additional chances to rectify any issues to their machines.
The three-hour event is under the title sponsorship of 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 means that all participants must wear masks, sanitise and be subject to mandatory temperature tests.