Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile President makes 24-hour visit to Guyana
The last time the two met in this tournament was at the Providence Stadium before a sold out crowd. Guyana triumphed then by 19 runs and will be looking to repeat a similar feat.
President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Jean Todt has commended the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports club on their facility in Albert Street saying that it is a nice track for go- carting and that the club is on the right track to development.
Todt held a breakfast meeting with members of the GMRSC as well as the Guuyana Police force with whom he shared his organisations goals towards safer use of the roads. He said he is very passionate about road safety.
Todt who was himself was a driver decades ago is on a 24-hour visit to Guyana. After arriving in Guyana last evening he had dinner at the Cara Lodge where he met Minister of Sport Dr. frank Anthony and other members of the Motor racing fraternity. His visit here was co-ordinated by the Red Entertainment group.
Guyana split the points in the cycling time trials for the inter-Guiana games here. The Guyana girls lost to the Surinamese, clocking 8 mins 22.96 seconds to their opponents 8 mins 7.06 seconds in their 6 KM ride, while the male riders outshone their counterparts 12: 22.37 seconds to 13 :30.46 to win by more than a minute in their 10 KM ride to take the male title. Cycling Coach Hassan Mohammed said he expects Guyana to do well and retain their title.
All is set for this Sunday’s Digicel classic Horse racing meet at the Kennard Memorial turf club at Bush Lot on the Corentyne. According to organiser Compton Sancho they are expecting a well organised and exciting day of horse racing.
8 races are carded for the day with the feature event being the B class over a mile. Top prize for that event is a staggering 2 and a half million dollars. Also for a hefty 1.3 million dollar first prize is the mile for the 3 yr olds Guyana and West Indian born and bred horses.
Total prize money for the meet is 12 million dollars.