After a well-received tournament last year with over 600 participants, Red Bull Catch Up, a one of its kind amateur Go Kart tournament for women, is back with its second edition. The qualifiers will take place from 1st February to 24th February 2019 in Mumbai & Gurgaon at SMAAASH, a popular sports and entertainment center! The significance of the tournament is enhanced by the participation of Mira Erda, India’s first female driver to compete in one of the highest classes of Formula Racing.
Unfortunately, like most sports, go karting can appear to be male dominated at the highest level. However, there are many inspiring female drivers out there and the only way to tackle this stereotyping is for more women to get karting! Red Bull Catch Up once again aims to provide female amateur racers & racing enthusiasts with the chance to “touch” the pro side of karting and get a competitive but fun experience down at the track. It’s a karting tournament designed to find the fastest female amateur kart racer in India. Mira Erda is India’s first 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 JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship and also is one of two Indian female drivers to be selected for the inaugural W Series trials. On Red Bull Catch Up being a great initiative for women drivers, Mira Erda said, “Ever since I started racing as a 9-year-old I have been dreaming of becoming a Formula 1 racer and would like to see many Indian Women competing at the highest level in racing. Thanks to Red Bull, this initiative is the perfect platform for aspiring female racers in the country to test and showcase their racing skills in a safe and confined environment. I wish all the drivers the best and hope to see a lot of girls pushing pedal to the metal at this tournament.”
Red Bull Catch Up 2019 qualifiers will take place on 1st February to 24th February for 16+ Age Category with the winner getting an opportunity to race with India’s racing sensation Mira Erda in the National Finals on 8th March 2019 at SMAAASH SkyKarting, Sector 29, Gurugram. The National Champion wins a trip to Singapore to witness the Formula 1 Grand Prix later this year