History-making racer Sara Misir lauded by Jamaican sports minister

By Sports Desk December 23, 2021
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Jamaica’s sports minister Olivia Grange has lauded Sara Misir, who created history recently by becoming the first Jamaican to compete in the Formula Woman Competition.

The Formula Woman Competition is for women drivers worldwide to compete for two spots in the GT Great Britain series racing with the McLaren DTM team.

Drivers are selected from 10,000 applicants and the top 800 proceed to an in-person assessment both on and off the track. The women are tested on their driving abilities, fitness level, and public relations skills.

After the last assessment in Scotland, at Knock-hill Racing Circuit, Sara was chosen from 800 Women to be among the top 50 to move to the next assessment which will take place on March 2 and 3, 2022. From this 50, the top four will be selected to race with the McLaren GT team in 2022.

“Sara has demonstrated tremendous courage, tenacity and skills; starting late, as she did, in the highly competitive sport of Formula racing after suffering a devastating accident as an equestrian,” said Minister Grange.

“I have the greatest admiration for Sara who only started her motor racing career after that devastating accident at age 16 as she competed successfully as an equestrian for Jamaica. In fact, her recovery from the accident took six months. 

“She then started motor racing achieving podium finishes in Go Karting in both Jamaica and the United States.

“Proudly, Sara Misir declares herself as “Jamaican born and raised” with the potential to be great, and the hard work to get there.  She will no doubt “get there”, based on her performance so far. I wish to, as the Minister Sport, not only congratulate Sara for her magnificent “race” so far but to assure her that Jamaica is cheering her on to the Top Four.

 “She has joined that group of sportsmen and women flying the Jamaican flag high.”

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