Jamaica's leading international drivers, Fraser McConnell & Sara Misir, will be in action this weekend in Europe.

McConnell will compete in the Swedish leg of the Nitro RX Series, while Misir will be on the grid in rounds 15 to 18 of the GT Cup at Silverstone Circuit in the UK.

Both meets are this Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31.

McConnell occupies first place in the combustion engine supercar class but hopes to better his fourth place in the group E electric class. He is joined in Group E by four-time Rallycross world champion Johan Kristofferson. 

Fraser thinks this is an excellent opportunity to learn from his teammate.

 "I will be all eyes and ears learning from Johan since he's a four-time World Champion. I'll use him as a benchmark to measure my performance and progress." 

Meanwhile, Sara Misir and teammate Steph Sore, who crossed the group finish line in 8th place in round 13 before having mechanical issues in round 14, will be looking to rebound at Silverstone.

"It feels surreal to compete at Silverstone; it is such a popular f1 circuit. We have been testing a few days now, and we're aiming for a strong start which is important for us."

Action from the NitroRX will be live on SportsMax, while the GT Cup is available on YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/c/GTCupUK).

Jamaica’s UK-based Formula Woman driver, Sara Misir, is set to compete on Saturday, July 9 as the GT Cup Championship heads to Oulton Park in Cheshire, England.

Twenty-seven cars across four groups will join the grid for rounds 13 and 14.

 Misir will compete in car number 65, alongside English teammate Steph Sore in a McLaren 570s GT4. The pair crossed the finish line in 7th and 9th place, respectively, in rounds 11 and 12 at the Snetterton Circuit on June 11 and 12.

“The first race day was about getting accustomed to competing on the circuit as a team," Misir said. "We started slowly but gained momentum as the races progressed. For Oulton Park, it’s the toughest circuit for both car and driver but I’m confident we’ll rise to this new challenge.”

Misir last competed at the “Clash of the Titans” JRDC meet at the Dover Raceway in St. Ann on July 3, where she dominated with three wins from three races in the Modified Production Class III.

The Oulton Park leg marks the fourth weekend of the 2022 GT Cup season.

United-Kingdom-based Formula Woman Driver Sara Misir has been signed as NCB Capital Market's newest brand ambassador.

Misir, 24, is Jamaica's first and only Formula Woman driver, after successfully earning a seat in the GT Cup Championships by winning the Formula Woman qualifying competition in March from a field of over 10,000 applicants.

"It's official. I'm NCB's newest Brand Ambassador!" Misir posted on Instagram Thursday.

"I'd like to thank NCB Capital Markets for choosing me to represent such an iconic brand with such a long history in Jamaica. As I pursue my passions and continue to race towards my dreams, I'm happy to be on the journey with NCB Capital Markets,”

NCB Capital Markets expressed delight about having Sara on board in a statement.
"Sara has made an indelible mark in the world of motorsport, becoming the first Caribbean Formula Woman driver. Together we will go further, go faster, chart new roads and shatter expectations".

Formula Woman Driver, Sara Misir, is slated to compete at Radical Invasion 2022 on Easter Monday as local Motor sporting action returns to Dover Raceway in St. Ann. 

Dubbed ‘Radical Invasion,’ the meet is slated to get underway at 9 am and will feature some 80 racers competing throughout the day across their various classes. 

Misir will participate in the Modified Production 3 category. 

“We haven’t had local racing at Dover in over two years, so I’m just looking forward to the great atmosphere and seeing local fans again. I’ve missed the racing community, the vendors and just the overall vibe of being at Dover. I look forward to setting a new personal best on the track and having a great race day,” she said. 

Misir, who now races with the Formula Women’s team in the GT Cup Championships in the UK, recently emerged as one of four drivers to compete in the series after recording the second-fastest time from a pool of over 75 drivers. 

The RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Awards recently recognized Misir as a 2021 motorsports athlete of the year. 

Sara Misir, the Caribbean’s first Formula Woman finalist, earned herself a top-four spot and has made the Formula Woman team that will compete for McLaren in the GT Cup Championships for 2022.

 

Sara Misir, the Caribbean’s first Formula Woman finalist bagged herself a golden ticket to compete on Friday as one of 15 finalists of Formula Woman after her team stormed to victory in the endurance race on Thursday.

Misir participated as a member of a four-woman team that completed an endurance test for 100 minutes at the PF International Kart Circuit on Thursday and recorded the second-fastest time of the day from a pool of about 75 drivers.

“I am overwhelmed with excitement at my performance today and I’m happy my team won,” she said afterwards.

“We started in 14th position and then shot to first within the first 10 laps and managed to hold on until the end. I look forward to competing on Friday for a spot in the top 10.”

Misir was selected to participate in the Formula Woman final from a field of almost 10,000 applicants. The top four and two reserve drivers will join the McLaren GT4 team in the 2022 GT Cup British Championships.

The 15 finalists will be whittled down to 10 when they compete again on Friday, March 4 at the Croft Circuit with the final race day for the top four slated for March 9. The Formula Woman finalists are tested in the areas of speed, mental performance, fitness and technical knowledge related to motorsport.

“It has been challenging for me because the weather conditions have not been ideal,” she said.

“It was quite cold and wet yesterday which takes a bit of getting used to. I’m feeling confident, and so far this has been an invaluable experience.”

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.

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