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All-women racing team to compete in JK National racing meet

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

An all-women professional racing team will be seen in action for the first time in the history of the FMSCI National Racing Championship.

A team of six women have been selected from over 60 who took part in a selection trial at the in earlier this week, a press release said here today.

They were given basic driving lessons and training for two days before the best 24 got to participate in the trials to bag the 12 seats on offer.

The release said the top five, plus a celebrity -- -- Manisha Kelkar, were picked.

They will now compete in the 21st edition of the JKNRC for Team Ahura Racing, starting next weekend.

These are exciting times for Indian We were pleasantly surprised to see so many women turn out for the Talent Hunt, head said.

Local girl proved to be the best driver, taking the first place with the fastest time of 1:19.081 minutes.

The other lucky girls were (Meghalaya; 1:20:137), Priyamvada (Bengaluru; 1:20.169), Megaa (Coimbatore; 1:20:712), C Hansuja (Bengaluru; 1:22:333) and Manisha Kelkar (Mumbai; 1:23.300).

Three-time national racing champion Sarosh Hatarias Ahura Racing conducted the talent hunt and selection process.

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First Published: Sun, July 01 2018. 15:40 IST