CHENNAI: Meco Motorsports has announced the launch of the Formula Junior Racing Series, which provides an affordable platform to upcoming drivers.
The first round is from April 16 to 17, while Round 2 is between April 30 and May 1, at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.
The series includes 10 races spread over two rounds, which will also have support events by way of two-wheeler races comprising four classes, including one for women. Competitors in FJRS will drive the Formula LGB 1300 cars.
The series is for rookie drivers who have attended the Meco Racing Academy. Vitally, the series is a grooming ground for a seat with Meco Racing Team for the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship. As of now, there are 12 drivers, including two from Sri Lanka.
Line-up: Alex Bora (Assam), Arya Singh (Kolkata), Ashwin Datta (Chennai), Gokul Manean (Hyderabad), Gimson Geogre (Kerala), Jason Nathan (Chennai), Brayan Perera (Sri Lanka), Kevin Perera (Sri Lanka), Nabeel Ahmed Sheikh (Bangalore), Ranjan Shivaji (Pune), Rupesh Shivkumar (Salem), Sneha Sharma (Mumbai).
Two-wheeler categories (all stock): Up to 165cc (Novice and Ladies); Up to 300cc; Up to 400cc (both Open).