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Official Media Release from TTASA and T&T CMRC Event Promoter on the accident at Wallerfield

MEDIA RELEASE from CMRC Event Management Team 2016 and the Trinidad & Tobago Automobile Sports Association (TTASA).

An accident took place on Sunday 24th July, 2016, under racing conditions on the last corner of the last lap of the final race of the CMRC 2016 event. A racecar became airborne and collided with the stands and spectators at the hairpin turn. Four persons, three females and one male were injured and hospitalised. An incident of this kind is highly unusual and has not been seen at Wallerfield before and all aspects of the crash are still currently under investigation.

Members of the CMRC event team and TTASA club officials remained at the hospital throughout Sunday night to ensure that the injured persons received proper treatment and care. A report from H.E.R.O.E.S. emergency response services has been received and indicates that all necessary spinal and other precautions were taken by emergency response personal for transport to the Arima Health Facility in two ambulance units. All patients were alert and conscious by this time. The injured persons were Kavesh Sookhan, Jynelle Maharaj, Amrika Armstrong and Tricia Persad. So far, Jynelle Maharaj has been discharged from Mt. Hope Hospital. The other patients remain warded in stable condition with serious injuries.

TTASA’s primary concern is for the people involved, including spectators and drivers. Local racing driver involved in the incident, David Lyons, was taken to Gulf View Medical and was heavily sedated and is traumatized by the incident.

The CMRC event team and TTASA wish to thank all first responders, ambulance, fire and police for their immediate response on site along with the local team of FIA-trained marshals from the Ford Club of T&T and patrons who ably assisted and complied with all instructions from the authorities. In the meantime, our officials will be closely monitoring the medical condition of those injured and affected.

  • Written by Zorce Admin
  • Category: Auto News

New Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport for the racetrack

Stuttgart. Porsche has added a new sports car for recreational and club racing to its fleet: The Cayman GT4 Clubsport celebrated its world premiere today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 283 kW (385 hp) mid-engine racer for motorsport newcomers, which is not road homologated, is based on the successful street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car. Sales of the racing car start with the unveiling at the trade show.

  • Written by Admin
  • Category: Auto News

Latin Racer Story: Chezito impresses in the Coseche Motorsports by Opel in Chile

We met Fernando 'Chezito' Mendez right here in Trinidad & Tobago at one of the Nissan Frontier Training Events where he participated as a driving instructor. He did mention that he participated in motorsport but who knew he was this good! Chezito competes in the Coseche Motorsport by Opel series driving an Opel-spec racecar. Despite a few setbacks it seems he had a good weekend. see his report below:


Chezito impresses with 2 podiums, pole position and fastest lap in the Coseche Motorsports by Opel in Chile


Fernando Mendez, better known as "chezito" gave much to talk about this weekend in the category Coseche Motorsport by Opel in Codegua International Raceway in Chile.

After getting better in practice, he classified 1st place, surpassing 7/10 to outstanding Chilean race driver from the Brazilian Porsche GT3 Cup, Gonzalo Huerta, chezito closest rival for the weekend.

The first race, the Sport City race driver had ups and downs, as he made an excellent start, closely defended his 1st position in the first two laps, and made the difference being the fastest putting space with the pack of Opel's. 2 laps before the checkerd flag, the car suffered brakes fatigue and went out of the track, leaving the driver in 4th place in the race.

"We dominate the race after close fight in the first laps, but at the end of the race we suffered brake fatigue and could not stop the car. We were able to rescue a 4th place, although we were 1st, dominating throughout the race. "

For the second race to 12 laps, the Mexican race driver and instructor start in the 7th position. He quickly moved to the front of the race, becoming the fastest and pushing hard for the lead until the petrol him played a trick.

"The second race had a great start but complicated in seventh, somehow we quickly reach the top 3, but putting a lot of atenttion to take care of the brakes to avoid the problem of the first race. In 4 laps to go, we push the pace, get to 2nd place and put a lot of pressure to Gonzalo for the first place when the car ran out of gas. We had everything to go for the win, but it's a shame that this has happened."

By decision of the category, the result of the final race was cut leaving Gonzalo Huerta in 1st, 2nd Fernando Mendez, 3rd Ruy Barbosa, 4th Thomas Benavente, 5th Matias Villalobos.

Chezito concluded his weekend with podium in race #2 and the overall podium, fastest lap and pole position of the new Chilean top category, Coseche Motorsport by Opel.
 
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  • Written by Narend Sooknarine
  • Category: Auto News

Onyx unveils Bespoke Rolls-Royce Ghost Sedan

ONYX is well known for its dramatically sublime reworking of the world’s best premium vehicles. ONYX conversions are typically extensive, involving complete bespoke exterior additions and interior upgrades, including ONYX signature diamond-pattern quilted nappa leather seats, doors and hood liners. All ONYX products are designed, manufactured and installed to OEM specifications. The result is a vehicle that tastefully commands attention and captures the imagination. ONYX vehicles are given a unique identification plate and build number containing the official details of the products supplied. All details are registered to ONYX HQ along with VIN and vehicle details.

Now for the very first time, ONYX has given the Rolls Royce Ghost Sedan their signature interior and exterior treatments, along with ONYX Zircon wheel and low-profile tyre upgrade. These are the very first photos taken of the new ONYX Rolls Royce Ghost. More details will follow.


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  • Written by Bespoke Auto Limited
  • Category: Auto News

Minister of Sport wants Motorsport to return to Wallerfield

Minister of Sports, Anil Roberts, shakes hands with the Trinidad Rocket Sheldon Bissessar

Newly installed Minister of Sport Anil Roberts visited Wallerfield today along with more than 40 invited representatives from all Motorsport clubs in T&T and members of the media. Of course, we at Zorce made it our business to be there to observe the proceedings first hand. After an initial welcome and thanks, Minister Roberts outlined the Government's vision for Motorsport in T&T stating that Trinidad has the potential to host an Formula 1 practice event. He recognized our local talent and star drivers in the fields of Drag Racing, Circuit Racing, Rally, Motocross and other disciplines and the need for a home for Motorsport. Minister Roberts believes that a meeting point can be found between eTeck's requirements and those of the Motor racing industry.

  • Written by Narend Sooknarine
  • Category: Auto News

TT Motorsport Car Clubs

  • Autosport - Drags, Drag & Wind
  • C.A.R.S. - Solodex/Autocross
  • Rally Club TT - Rally
  • Side-B - Off Road
  • Trail Blazers - Off Road
  • Trini Truckin'
  • TTASA - Drags, Circuit, Karting
  • TTDA - Drift
  • TTKA - Karting
  • TTORC - Off Road
  • TTundra - Drag Racing