23 Yr Old Aishwarya Pissay From Bangalore Becomes First Indian To Win World Title In Motor Sports

by Angel Srivastava
23 Yr Old Aishwarya Pissay From Bangalore Becomes First Indian To Win World Title In Motor Sports

23-year-old, Aishwarya Pissay from Bengaluru becomes the first Indian to win a world title in motor sports and we couldn’t have been more proud. She won the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme (FIM) Bajas World Cup in women’s category in Hungary on August 12th 2019. The event was conducted by the International Motorcycling Federation which is the governing body for motor cycle racing in the world.

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Aishwarya won the first round in Dubai, and from there on there was no turning back. She then came third in Portugal, fifth in Spain, and 4th in Hungary. While in Hungary, she had a total point tally of 65 points which gave her a 4 point lead against her opponent, Pita Viera from Portugal.

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Aishwarya was also at an advantage because she was the only participant who had competed in all the four rounds. Earlier on 11th August 2019, she also finished second in the FIM Junior Category. She won the title by 46 points with a 14 point gap.

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The 23-year-old owes her success to a lot of hard work and her strong will. She stood strong in the face of adversity to reach the position she is in, making the nation proud.

In 2018, Aishwarya Pissay had been in a crash in the Baja Aragon Rally in Spain. Last year, she had participated in the rally, where she became the first Indian to compete. Unfortunately, she crashed during the rally. The crash ruptured Aishwarya’s pancreas which turned out to be career-threatening.

But as we can see, this in no way lowered her spirits. She came out of it stronger, and with a will to prove her capabilities once again.

Aishwarya Pissay learned to ride a bike 5 years ago. Since then her journey has been remarkable. Today not only is she the only Indian to win a world title in motorsports but also the only women to have won five national road racing and rally championship titles.