Gafoor pleased with Group 3 performance at CMRC

– driver optimistic of better results in Trinidad

Guyanese speedster Nazim Gafoor is pleased with his performance at the opening leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship

Gafoor’s Mazda Mita in action at the JamWest Circuit (Mikey Spice Photo)
Gafoor’s Mazda Mita in action at the JamWest Circuit (Mikey Spice Photo)

(CMRC) at the Jamwest Circuit, Jamaica which was held in late May.
Gafoor, who has competed mostly in the group two and one category in the past, moved into the Group three action this year and copped two third place finishes with his gold coloured Mazda Miata.
Gafoor said, “the car ran well, we qualified in third and we finished two races in third also; we were 300lbs overweight but the still ran well and brought us some valuable points”.

Nazim Gafoor
Nazim Gafoor

Quizzed on the more on the fierce competition in the new category, the driver responded saying, “It was a bit more competitive, way more competitive but I still managed to do well by staying focus”.
Team Guyana did not had the best of showings at the race meet with some of their most experienced suffering serve car troubles which hampered their progress. The result means Guyana sit in third place on 131 points. Trinidad and Tobago are the leaders with 217 points; Jamaican in second with 291 while on the distant side Cayman Island 60 points and Barbados 43 points round off the top five.
In reflection of the team’s performance posited that “we did okay but not well enough, we didn’t had enough cars and those who there had problems and these are good drivers who would have brought in some more points”.
The next leg of the Seaboard Marine CMRC is slated for July 23-24 at Waller field, Trinidad and former drag racer is brewing with confidence ahead of the round.
“The plan is to get the car down to weight and maybe get a little more power but I’m very confident, I hope to run very well in Trinidad because I think the car is capable of produce top performances”, Gafoor said.