Indian off-road motorcycle rider Aishwarya Pissay has claimed the third position beating a host of other competitors in the women’s category at the recently concluded FIM Bajas World Cup held in Dubai.
Aishwarya started the race on a positive note overcoming the challenging track at the Al Quadra desert to finish second on the opening day. On day two, Aishwarya finished third.
Sharing her experience on Dubai International Baja, Aishwarya said “The race was challenging. I am happy that I secured third position in the Women’s Class. I take a lot of confidence heading towards the next race, especially from the difficulties I had to face. For the next two weeks, I will be preparing for the Jordan International Baja. My focus will be to better my navigation. I hope to improve my performance in the next race.”
The 25-year-old from Bangalore, shared the news on her Twitter handle, mentioning her delight in claiming third place while also reiterating the focus and aim to continue with her career and learn from the positive issues that she took away.
Delighted with my first race of the #FIMBajaWorldCup in Dubai. Did my best to secure a third position in the Dubai International Baja. A tough road ahead but plenty of positives to take for the road ahead 💪 #fimbaja #race #Bikes pic.twitter.com/cX6rQ3iW9Y
— Aishwarya pissay (@misspissay) February 21, 2021
The FIM Bajas World Cup is the annual world championship of rally raid racing that is organised by the International Motorcycle Federation. This competition is extremely challenging and demands an immense amount of skill to manoeuvre the course over a time span of a few days.
The TVS sponsored rider has had an immense amount of success in the past few years and this reputed competition is another feather in her cap. Her massive haul of national and international trophies continues to grow year by year. Some of her accolades include the Indian National Rally Championship, CEAT Sprint Rally and the TVS One make Road Racing Championship.
Last week, India's first Motorsports World Champion @TVS_Racing's Aishwarya Pissay won her fourth national title at the Indian National Rally Championships.🏁
— The Bridge (@TheBridge_IN) February 10, 2021
In 2019, she became the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports, annexing the FIM World Cup in the women’s category after the final round of the Championship finishing with a tally of 65 points, just four ahead of Portugal’s Rita Vieira in the final overall standings for women.