Mira Tarazi is Jordan’s youngest race car inspector
Location: Amman, Jordan
The 20-year-old is also one of the few female scrutineers in the kingdom
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) JORDAN'S YOUNGEST RACE CAR SCRUTINEER, MIRA TARAZI, SAYING:
"Ever since I was young, I used to watch races and cheer for people, but this was not enough for me. I couldn't stay on the sidelines as part of the audience, I wanted to join them and see how they conducted the technical inspection and how driving race cars on circuits is different from driving on the streets."
Tarazi is studying automotive engineering at university
She says she’s also the only female on the course
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) JORDAN'S YOUNGEST RACE CAR SCRUTINEER, MIRA TARAZI, SAYING:"
I did not give up. If I had given up in the beginning then I would not be here for sure. I kept on trying as much as I could, I took any chance to try (inspecting cars). Similar to anyone else, I failed many times while trying to reach my goals, but I kept going and I am still learning."