Meco Motorsports who have been
at the forefront of promoting racing at the grass-root levels in India
announced the launch of Formula Junior Racing Series which will provide an
affordable platform for young, rookie aspirants with the first round on April
16-17 and the second on April 30-May 1 at the Kari Motor Speedway in
The Series includes 10 races
spread over two rounds which will also have support events by way of
two-wheeler races comprising four classes, including one for the ladies. The
competitors in the FJRS will be driving the Formula LGB 1300 cars which belong
to Meco Racing and run by Meco Racing as a Single Make Class.
FJRS is a new entry-level
Formula Racing Series for rookie drivers who have attended the Meco Racing
Academy and an affordable step up from karting to racing. More importantly,
this Series becomes the grooming ground for a seat with the Meco Racing Team
taking part in the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship.
The confirmed line-up of 12
drivers includes two from Sri Lanka. The winner of the Series will get a free
drive in the Formula LGB-4 class with Meco Racing in the JK Tyre FMSCI National
Racing Championship 2016. The second placed driver in the Series will be
eligible for two rounds free and the third finisher, one round free in the same
FJRS 2016 Promoter Akbar
Ebrahim said: “Our aim is to help young drivers coming straight out of the
Racing Academy and with limited racing experience to showcase their skills and
book a seat in our Pro Racing Team which takes part in the JK Tyre FMSCI- FLGB4
National Racing Championship.”
“By racing in the Junior
Series, these drivers will get a lot more seat time to further enhance their
skills and prepare for the National Championship where they will be competing
against experienced drivers. In addition, the top three finishers get a substantial
scholarship in terms of free drive in the National Championship with Team Meco
Racing. The drivers will have assistance from four experienced driver/coaches
who are current and former National champions. To add more excitement to the
weekend, Meco is also running a few support Motorcycle races with four
different classes and the entries for which have exceeded 50,” he added.
The drivers for the Junior
Series are: Alex Bora (Assam), Arya Singh (Kolkata), Ashwin Datta (Chennai),
Gokul Manean (Hyderabad), Gimson Geogre (Kerala), Jason Nathan (Chennai),
Brayan Perera (Sri Lanka), Kevin Perera (Sri Lanka), Nabeel Ahmed Sheikh
(Bangalore), Ranjan Shivaji (Pune), Rupesh Shivkumar (Salem) and Sneha Sharma
The categories for the
two-wheeler (all stock) support races are: Up to 165cc (Novice and Ladies), Up
to 300cc and up to 400cc (both Open).
Source: Meco Motorsports
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