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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.
The young racer from Vadodara, who began her journey as one of the youngest participants in national karting championships, 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 FMSCI awards.
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 nine-year-old I have been dreaming of becoming a Formula One 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 added.
Mira 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.
Mira has already participated in about 75 races both at the national and the international levels.
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