The Red Bull Kart Fight 2017, which is a one of its kind amateur go kart tournament, kicked off at Mumbai's SMAAASH, a sports and entertainment centre. Present at the launch was young racer Mira Erda. Mira is India’s first female driver to compete in the Euro JK series in the upcoming JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship.
Red Bull Kart Fight aims to provide amateur racers and racing enthusiasts with a platform to experience the professional side of karting and get a competitive experience down at the track. It’s a karting tournament designed to find the fastest amateur kart racer in India. The winner will be crowned Red Bull Kart Fight National Champion and earn an all expense paid trip to the grand finale of this year’s F1 championship, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017, at the challenging Yas Marina circuit.
Interacting with participants at the launch, Mira Erda said, "Ever since I started racing as a 9-year-old, I have been dreaming of becoming a Formula 1 racer. Red Bull Kart Fight is the perfect platform for aspiring 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 Kart Fight 2017 kicks off with the qualifiers in July 2017 until September 2017 end in Mumbai and Delhi for 16-plus age category, leading to the National finals in Bangalore in October.
Qualifiers will be based on the fastest lap timings, with the top 20 of the previous month competing against each other for the top three slots every month, qualifying for the National finals. The top 10 times (including one wild card entry) from each city will qualify for the National finals of the Red Bull Kart Fight.