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Mira becomes first female Indian driver in Euro JK series

Covai Post Network

Mira Erda will become the first Indian female driver to compete in one of the highest classes of Formula Racing in the country. She has signed up for the Euro JK series in the upcoming JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship to be held here.

The 17-year-old racer from Vadodara, Mira began her journey as one of the youngest in national karting and had been competing in LGB Formula 4 till last year. She proved herself to be equal to bigger and stronger boys, winning the Formula4 Rookie Champion of the Year during the annual FMSCI awards.

“Ever since I started racing as a nine-year-old, I have been dreaming of becoming a Formula 1 racer,” Mira said. “I want to thank JK Tyres and FMSCI for this wonderful opportunity as this is one huge jump forward towards realising my dream,” she said.

Mira who is preparing for her XII 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 in a statement.

“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 international levels.

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