Vadodara’s young racer Mira
Erda will become the first Indian female driver to compete in one of the
highest classes of Formula Racing in the country after signing up for the Euro
JK series in the upcoming JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship.
Mira, who began her journey as
one of the youngest in national karting, had been competing in LGB Formula 4
till last year. She proved herself to be equal to bigger and stronger boys
there too, winning the Formula 4 Rookie Champion of the Year during the annual
By signing up at just 17 for
JK Euro, which features the BMW FB02 car, she will be among the youngest Indian
drivers to race at this level.
“Ever since I started racing
as a 9-year-old I have been dreaming of becoming a Formula 1 racer,” Mira said,
on her way back from school. “I want to thank JK Tyres and FMSCI for this
wonderful opportunity as this is one huge jump forward towards realising my
dream,” she added.
Interestingly, Mira who is
preparing for her 12th Class boards, will have a packed season as
she plans to not only race in the National Championship but also in national
rallies and international karting competitions.
“This is very good news for
Indian motorsport,” Sanjay Sharma, Head of JK Motorsports who sponsor and
conduct the National Racing Championship, said. “It will encourage other girls
to take up the sport as well. I must congratulate Mira for this huge jump. I am
sure she will do well at this level too,” he added.
Mira has already participated
in about 75 races both at the national and the international level.
Source: JK Tyre
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