New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) 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. Also Read - Centre Needs to Grant Rs 12,000 crores For 10 years to MCD: Delhi CM Kejriwal

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. Also Read - Air Quality in New Delhi Worsens After Dussehra celebrations

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. Also Read - Formula One Star Lewis Hamilton Edges Michael Schumacher's Record of 92 Grand Prix Wins to Create History

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.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.