EARLY registration for next weekend’s season-opening Endurance race of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) opens today.Competitors can uplift registration forms at the club’s Albert Street office during business hours. Teams will pay a fee of $5 000 per entry.According to information from the club, competitors will be gridded on their entries on a first-come basis, so persons are urged to get registered early.“We want less of a hassle this year so we’ve opened the pre-registration period. We are going to grid based on how people register their team,” GMR&SC president Rameez Mohamed was quoted as saying.Five classes will be in action on the day which will feature both bikes and cars competing in separate races.In the first class, cars up to 1500cc will be considered eligible, with the second class being from 1501 to 1600cc. The third class will see cars in the 1601-2000cc class with the unlimited class featuring cars over 2000cc.On release of the calendar yesterday, president of the club Rameez Mohamed commented, “We know that the guys (racers) were asking for early indication of events so we tried as much as possible to get that out so persons can prepare.”He continued, “We also saw the need to get the bikes involved (for this Endurance) as well because they are an important stakeholder in racing and the support for them during the last outing was outstanding.”“What we also have this year is the Endurance calendar being done on a championship basis rather than by meet so persons can rebound from a bad weekend to still fight for a championship.”The Endurance championship will be followed by a local drag race meet on February 11 with the club’s Annual General Meeting set for the 16th.
Natalya Coyle resumes from 12th in the Women’s Modern Pentathlon. Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow will return to action in the Women’s Golf tournament.Meadow starts from 1-over par but Maguire resumes from 3-under par.Inbee Park of South Korea leads the field on 10-under par.