Coimbatore set to race this weekend

LN Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on April 28, 2017

Formula Racing Junior Series to be held over weekend

The second edition of Formula Racing Junior Series (FRJS) gets under way at the Kari Motor Speedway here this weekend. The winner will earn a fully-sponsored drive at the Formula LGB F4 Class of the 2017 National Racing Championship.

As many as 12 young racing hopefuls will be in action in the ten-race, two-round championship, including one racer each from Sri Lanka and the UAE.

Conceived and promoted by racer Akbar Ebrahim’s Meco MotorSports, the FJRS allows drivers to use inexpensive mechanical components from ordinary automobiles.

“The FJRS provides an affordable platform to young racers in the country to showcase their skills and break into the big league,” Akbar said on the eve of the series. “The first edition was a superhit and helped us identify good talent at the entry level,” he added.

The upcoming series has drawn enthusiasts from Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Cuddalore, Coimbatore and Howrah.

The runner-up would get two free drives in the F4 Championship while the second runner-up, one free drive, opening the door for many young racers without means to chase their dream of becoming a Formula Racer.

The competition will also feature four categories of motorcycle races, including one exclusively for ladies.

Published on April 28, 2017
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