Franc Jerancic was born on September 1951 in Ljubljana. He attend on first race on 1969 with a little Fiat 600, and in the next years he was competing with Abarth 850.
In 1973 he switchet to Formula Ford…
… and in the next 10 years he was competing in different categories of single-seaters, like European Championship in Formula 2.
In 1976 he was testing for formula 1 team of John Surtees and worked with first driver of the team Niki Lauda.
Year 1982 was a special year of his career, he become European Champion in Touring Cars and also champion of Jugoslavia in Formula Super Vee.
He ended his career in 1989 in Zeltweg after huge accident, where he totally destroyed his prototype car Lola Mazda RX7.
In 1986 his daughter Nina shows interest for racing too, so he bought her very first go kart to attend in race in Ljubljana.
Nina was born in May 1977. She liked racing with go karts so she continued to race and in 1992 she attend on European Championship in Dennmark. From more than 100 competitors she manage to race in final race. She started from 13th position, but unfortunately she didn’t finish the race.
But she was observed by the Tony Kart owner Roberto Robazzi and one month later attend on World Championship in Göteborg (Sweden) with most respected Italian team.
In the next years she reached over 50 International wins all over Europe and it was time to switch to Formula Ford. She attend in first race at Zeltweg (Austria).
With her racing experience she started to race with touring cars. In 1999 she was racing in Porsche Michelin Supercup with Porsche 911 GT3, which has run as support to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
From Porsche cars she switched to Ferrari. She was competing in Italian Championship In Ferrari Challenge, as only women driver in this category.
In 2007 she was vice champion with Ferrari Challenge Modena 360 with most successful race in Mugello (Italy) where she win her first race in this category.
Nina Jerancic is also a speed world record holder with diesel-powered Mazda 6, which she sets in October 2014 in Papenburg (Germany).
But Nina wasn’t the only child of Jerancic family racing in European in World championships all over the world. Her younger brother Domen also inherited passion for racing.