Reigning Caribbean champion Doug 'Hollywood' Gore says he may not travel to Guyana in November for the second leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship due to the rising cost associated with competing.
Driving his Audi TT-R DTM in the first leg in Barbados earlier this year, Gore amassed 34 points out of a possible 75, and now stands a good chance of winning the other two legs in Guyana and Jamaica respectively.
The approximate cost to compete per driver runs at $1.7 million dollars, and Gore who spoke to Irie Fm Sports says he is still trying to pull off a last minute deal with the Guyanese government to make his appearance possible.
“I’ve talked to the Guyanese…government and the motoring body and told them if they would like to see the Audi there…they could come up with a little helping hand,” he said they “are to get back to me and let me know if it’s a possibility.”
He continued “But right now my sponsors that are here locally, these sponsors definitely want to see me here run locally at Jamaica instead of abroad, so definitely have to take it and do what the sponsors like but as I said if the Guyanese can come up something, who knows what can happen from there.”
Gore meanwhile had revealed earlier this year he was selling the famed Audi. “The car has raced well at the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships and at Dover so I am trying to sell it while it’s at the top of its game,” he said.
The Montego Bay based speedster acquired the car after racing under the ATL Racing banner until last season for approximately $14.5million, a price he paid for the car when the partnership between him and ATL Racing ended.
“I have campaigned this car for about four years and I feel a change would be good for my career.”