Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:20:59 GMT

Indian drivers to rub shoulders with F1 legends!

For the seven Indian drivers, who will feature in the JK Racing Asia Series, a support race to the inaugural India Formula One Grand Prix this weekend, a good display in front of racing legends and bigwigs could give wings to their motorsport careers.


In this Oct. 18, 2011 photo, Switzerland's Neel Jani drives a Red Bull car at the Buddh International Circuit that will hold the first ever Indian Formula One Grand Prix in Noida, India.

In this Oct. 18, 2011 photo, Switzerland's Neel Jani drives a Red Bull car at the Buddh International Circuit that will hold the first ever Indian Formula One Grand Prix in Noida, India.

With an aim to drive a Formula One car in the future, young Indian drivers will try to make their mark in front of the home crowd at the Buddh international circuit and enhance their chances of racing more in the support races.


The series is a stepping stone for Indian drivers, trying to follow in the footsteps of the Narain Karthikeyans and Karun Chandhoks.


Alongside Raj Bharath, Round 5 of the JKRAS (formerly known as Formula BMW Pacific) will have six additional Indian drivers namely Sarosh Hataria, Raahil Noorani, Shashank Ravi Shankar, Vishnu Prasad, A Sandeep Kumar and Mohit Ahuja on the grid in the penultimate round of the JKRAS.


These racers have been given the opportunity based on their performances in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship and they will be participating in the JKRAS driving with the Indian team -- Meco Motorsports.

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