Mira Erda, a young racer from Vadodara, 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.
She took to Twitter on Thursday to share the news.
Ever since I started racing as a nine-year-old, I have been dreaming of becoming a Formula 1 racer.Mira Erda
Mira has already participated in about 75 races both at the national and the International level.
Erda, who began her journey as one of the youngest in national karting, had been competing in LGB Formula 4 till last year. She proved her calibre there too, winning the Formula 4 Rookie Champion of the Year during the annual FMSCI awards.
By signing up at 16 for JK Euro, which features the BMW FB02 car, she will be among the youngest Indian drivers to race at this level.
Mira’s Career Highlights
7th Position in Micro Max Category at National level in “JK Tyre National Rotax Max Championship 2010”
“Best New Upcoming Driver of the Year 2010”
3rd Place in “MMS-JK Tyre Rotax Rookie Cup 2011”
2nd Place in the 5th & 6th rounds of “JK Tyre National Rotax Max Championship 2011”
5th position in Micro Max category at National level of the “JK Tyre National Rotax Max Championship 2011”.
“Best Improved Driver of the Year 2011”
5th Position in “All Stars Karting 2012” Invitational Yamaha SL International
Source: Mira’s website
"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.
Sanjay Sharma, Head of JK Motorsports who sponsor and conduct the National Racing Championship, said:
This is very good news for Indian motorsport. 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.
Interestingly, Mira who is preparing for her Twelfth 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.
(With inputs from PTI.)