The initial race really doesn't matter actually. It's all about what you start training when you log in.
Minmatar for pvp:
- capless guns, even without capacitor you can still fire
- mobile ships (fastest in game)
- interchangable ammo damage types
- t2 ship bonuses affecting rate of fire + damage
- highest alpha strike in game by artillery
- tons of duct tape on the ships prevent you from falling apart
They require the most character skillpoints to fly effectively though.