COIMBATORE, April 18 (IANS): Sri Lankan Brayan Perera dominated the first round of the introductory Formula Junior Racing Series (FJRS), promoted by Meco Motor Sports, by winning three of the five races in the Formula LGB 1300 category at the Kari Motor Speedway.
Over the action-packed of the event here over the weekend, which was exclusively meant for aspiring young talent, wishing to take the big step from Karting to single-seater open-wheel racing, Perera won the first, fourth and fifth races besides a podium in the second outing to underline his prowess.
Alex Bora (Assam) and Ashwin Datta (Chennai) took the honours in the other two FJRS races that boasted of a 12-car grid.
In the two-wheeler support races, Yashas R.L. (400cc), M Sudhkar (300cc), Anish Shetty (165cc, Novice) and Pooja Dabhi (Ladies, 165cc) won.
The second round of the series will be held at the same venue on April 30 and May 1. The FJRS is a new entry-level Formula Racing Series for rookie drivers who have attended the Meco Racing Academy and an affordable step up from karting to racing.
This series becomes the grooming ground for a seat with the Meco Racing Team taking part in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship.