9th March 2018, Gurugram:  Gurugram witnessed the National Finals of Red Bull Catch Up, a one of its kind amateur Go Kart tournament for women, at SMAAASH SkyKarting, a popular sports and entertainment centre. Drifting her way through the qualifiers in February and the finals, Anjali Anto emerged as the winner of the tournament and earned herself a ticket to Singapore to experience a Formula 1 Grand Prix firsthand.

The significance of the tournament was enhanced by the the participation of Mira Erda, India’s first female driver to compete in one of the highest classes of Formula Racing. Every group qualifier comprised of Mira starting last and overtaking the participants until the finish line. The participant to reach the finish line first, before Mira could overtake her, was declared the winner.

The qualifying rounds took place between 6th February and 3rd March 2018 in Mumbai and Gurgaon and witnessed a total participation of more than 600 amateur female racers. The national finals saw the top 10 time setters from each city compete for the title today. They were then broken up into four groups of five, with the top four winners from each race competing in the final race.

Talking about the National Finals of Red Bull Catch Up, Mira Erda said, “I am extremely elated to be associated with Red Bull who has always encouraged aspiring female motorsport enthusiasts through tournaments like Red Bull Kart Fight and Red Bull Catch Up. Today will always be special for me as I shared the track with ambitious women racers from around the country.

Red Bull Catch Up aims to provide female amateur racers and racing enthusiasts the chance to experience the pro side of karting and get a competitive but fun outing at the track. It’s a karting tournament designed to find the fastest female amateur kart racer in India.

Red Bull Catch Up National Finals Results:

1st Place – Anjali Anto – 37.338 (best lap time)

2nd Place – Aman Jubbal – 38.399 (best lap time)

Finalists – Anjali Anto (Delhi), Aman Jubbal (Delhi), Siri Reddy (Delhi) & Malvika Tibrewala (Mumbai)

Mira Erda overtook Siri & Malvika in the first lap itself

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