Government is planning to turn drag racing into an official sport in the British Virgin Islands and will begin its search for a designated area where the motorsport can be done freely.
Premier Andrew Fahie gave that indication this week while delivering his Budget Address for the 2020 financial year.
“Many people in the territory are fans of drag racing but it is unsafe for this pastime to take place on our public roads,” the Premier stated.
“Within the next week, we will call a public forum with all our youth and interested persons to turn this into a sport of safety and fun, as it has the potential — if conducted in a responsible manner — to generate employment opportunities and attract revenues,” he further said.
Premier Fahie also said his administration will be conducting conversations regarding the most suitable area in the territory to place the sport.
“We will discuss sites where government land is available and turn our fears into opportunities,” the Premier said.
He added that facilitating this new sporting discipline in the territory can be added to the existing list of tourism products to be offered by the BVI.
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