This Sunday: Karting & Motorcycle Racing

August 8, 2013

The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club will be hosting its seventh race event of the 2013 National Championship Series this Sunday [Aug 11] starting from 1:00pm at the Bermuda Motor Sports Park in Southside, St. Davids.

Admission fee for this event is $5 and Pitt Pass will be available for $10 entry of Children 12 and Under & Seniors is free.

A spokesperson said, “This Sunday will mark the official half way point of the 2013 National Championship and the commencement of the second half of the season after the official summer break post the Bermuda Cup Match Holiday.

“Come and join us this Sunday at the Bermuda Motor sports Park and enjoy an full event filled with motorcycle and go kart racing action. We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support Autobahn Accessories, Island Cycles and DHL Bermuda.”

2013 Mid Season Recap

Superbike 600s & Formula Xtreme

The 2013 season to date has thrown up several curve balls across the premier classes in the sport. Cody Sousa-Saints, defending Superbike 600 champion, led the early stages of the season relinquishing the lead to Shannon Caisey due to his absence during an event this season. Shannon’s return to the Superbike 600 class after a time of leave has added additional excitement back into the class as Cody & Shannon have battled head to head to exert their respective dominance over the class in the first half of the season. Shannon currently holds a 58 point lead over Cody heading into the mid point of the season.

Peter Terceira currently holds a comfortable championship lead of 95 points over his closest rival in the newly formed Formula Xtreme classification. The class is growing and the competition increasing with new entrant, Jevaughn ‘Squirrel’ Simons joining the class at the beginning of the 2013 season.

GP125

Dakari White, current points leader in the GP125 classification, has been the revelation in the class thus far in 2013. Dakari is spending is first full season in the GP125 classification and has won several races to date with a single point lead over rookie Haley Place. More important Dakari has a 30 point lead over multi GP125 national champion Bruce Degrilla Jr who has been the dominant force in the class over the past 5 years.

Scooter 70

Ricardo Wade, defedning champion, currenty leads the Scooter 70 championship by 76 points over closest rival Dean Jones. Ricky has been Mr. Consistency in his time in the class show both speed and resilience taking the championship in 2012 and currently leading the 2013 championship with a comfortable buffer heading into the mid point of the season. Past champion Kenny Desilva currently sits in 3rd place overall after winning a handful of races but missing a portion of the season to date.

GP80

Jazari Caisey has had his hands full this year with the return of Devon ‘Red’ Bailey to the sport joining the GP80 classification in 2013. Jazari currently leads the championship by 49 points over Red heading into the half way point. Battles have been intense to date with both riders taking their share of victories in the first half of the season. Jazari returns after a year absence from the sport whilst Red was last seen racing during the height of the Scooter class domination over 5 years past. Even with his extended absence Red has not lost much speed as he as shown over the first half of the season.

GP70 – Youth Development Classification

The GP70 class has been flagged as a key youth development classification for the sport of motorcycle racing in Bermuda. The class currently has three young riders, two of which entered the sport in 2013. D’nico Durrant, curent points leader, graduated from the Minibike classification into the GP70 class and currently holds a on to the lead over second place rider C.J. Sousa-Saints [younger brother of Cody Sousa-Saints].

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