With a newly prepared engine ready and raring to go, Barbadian track racer, Mark Maloney, is looking to fly the Digicel flag high when he takes to the track in Guyana next month.

Digicel recently renewed its sponsorship of Maloney, who will be taking part in the third and final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC), scheduled for November 10th and 11th at the South Dakota Circuit in Guyana.

Maloney is confident that after months of preparation, his Mazda RX3, now powered by a new turbo-charged engine, will be ready to present a serious challenge to the current CMRC frontrunners.

Commercial Director of Digicel (Barbados) Limited, Alex Tasker (left) presents a sponsorship cheque to local driving ace, Mark Maloney.

The experienced driver, who has built a reputation in Barbados and around the region as being one of the more competitive racers on the scene, said the Guyana meet is being seen as an opportunity for his team to bounce back from a disappointing showing at the Barbadian meet in August:

“Our intention going into Guyana is to get the car to where we know it needs to be. We weren’t as prepared as we needed to be for the Barbados leg of the Caribbean Championship and as such we are looking to come back with a bang. We are pretty confident that we will be fully prepared for the upcoming event and are looking for tremendous results.”

Maloney stated they had been working for a number of years on developing the car and attributed the progress to date to the strong support of sponsors such as Digicel:

I’d like to thank Digicel once again for coming on board as a sponsor, because without sponsors, the sport would not be able to grow in the way it has. Digicel has played a major part in the development of motorsports over the last 7 or 8 years and they are involved in every facet, whether it be track, off-roading, or rallying and with that kind of support it could only augur well for the development of the sport.”

Alex Tasker, Commercial Director of Digicel (Barbados) Limited, said the telecommunications company remains committed to building the sport, which is poised to bring great exposure and financial benefit to Barbados and Caribbean:

Digicel is fully invested in the development of Caribbean economies and we believe that one way in which growth can be seen is through the creation of new foreign exchange earning activities. With plans in place to develop motorsports and the facilities to house them, such as the planned development of Bushy Park here in Barbados, we believe the sport will become a significant revenue generator for the economy. We therefore fully support it and competitors like Mark, who has become a wonderful ambassador for the sport.”

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