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Humaira First Female Indian Car Racer in British Endurance Championship

Utkarsh Classes 27-10-2023
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Humaira Mushtaq has achieved an extraordinary milestone by becoming the first female Indian car racer to participate in London's prestigious British Endurance Championship (BEC). 

 

  • Hailing from Jammu & Kashmir, Mushtaq also secured the distinction of being the first woman from South Asia to obtain an ITCCC license, granting her the opportunity to compete at this championship in London. 
  • According to the official website of BEC, Mushtaq is proudly recognized as the first female Indian driver to participate in the event. 
  • She drove a 620 hp Aston Martin in the final race, which took place at the Donington Grand Prix on October 14. 
  • It was her first time competing in international racing, and she is now preparing for the upcoming season of BEC, which starts in March 2024.

More About Humaira Mushtaq

  • Humaira, who hails from Bathindi area in Jammu, was introduced to the world of motorsports at the age of five when she began go-karting. 
  • Undeterred by challenges, she mastered her driving skills and gradually advanced from Rotax Karting to single-seater Formula racing. 
  • Back then, India only had two racing tracks, MMRT in Chennai and Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.

British Endurance Championship or Britcar

  • Britcar is a racing series that features endurance sports cars and touring cars, and it takes place in the United Kingdom. 
  • The series was established in 1997 as a result of a conversation between Willie Moore and James Tucker at a bar in Nürburgring. 
  • The cars participating in the races are grouped into different classes based on various factors such as speed, horsepower, momentum, and equipment installed on the car.

About Formula One

  • Formula One (more commonly known as Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of international single-seater formula cars racing.
  • Cars are sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). 
  • The FIA Formula One World Championship was inaugurated in 1950 and after that it was organized in different countries.
  • Formula One World Championship consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix.

FAQ

Answer: Britcar is an endurance sports car racing and touring car racing series in the United Kingdom.

Answer: Cars are assigned classed based on speed, horsepower, momentum, equipment fitted to the car.

Answer: Humaira Mushtaq

Answer: Jammu and Kashmir
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