Biker Aishwarya Pissay Is The 1st Indian To Win A World Motorsports Title & We’re So Proud!

It’s 2019 and women are smashing stereotypes left, right and centre. More and more women are taking up non-traditional roles and pursuing careers hitherto reserved for men. They are joining the armed forces, flying fighter jets, taking part in motorsports and making the country proud.

Just like 23-year-old Aishwarya Pissay, a rally racer from Bangalore who won International Motorcycling Federation’s FIM World Cup in Hungary. She is the first Indian to bag a world title in motorsports.

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Time for #BajaAragon2019. Over the last few days I've been flooded with wishes for the rally. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you. Reading all your messages motivates me to go out there and put in my best show. A big thank you to my fans, friends and family. All set for the RALLY! . @tvsracing_official @sherco_racing_factory #Sidvin, @cultsportindia @knfiltersindia @mountaindewin , @bigrockdirtpark & @scottsportsindia @hellraisermotowear @goproindia . #tvsracing_official #bajaaragon #sidvin #mountaindew #scottownersclubindia #noshortcuts #knfiltersindia #motosolindia #cultsportindia #aishwaryapissay #livingmydream #unicorndreams #riskuthanaambana #fullgas #aintnormal #adventuretime #hellraisermotowear #goproin

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She placed first in Dubai (first leg), third in Portugal, fifth in Spain and fourth in Hungary (last leg) to finish with 65 points.

In an interview with The Times Of India, the biker revealed how it all started by saying,

“I started going on weekend rides with my friends and that is where my love for biking began. Then in 2015, I began training at the Apex Racing Academy in Coimbatore and realised I had the skill set to get into professional racing and biking.”

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What a eventful weekend with a win at the start of the Indian National Rally Championship season. The first round in Indore had a mix of everything – lots of crashes, fast sections and riding a Group B motorcycle after a while took some time to get used to. Will look to maintain this winning momentum going into the next round in Pune in a few weeks. . Big shout out to my sponsors @tvsracing_official @mountaindewin @bigrockdirtpark @scottsportsindia @bigrockdirtpark @goproin #tvsracing_official #indiannationalrallychampionship #mountaindew #scottownersclubindia #noshortcuts #aishwaryapissay #livingmydream #unicorndreams #riskuthanaambana #fullgas #aintnormal #adventuretime #me #hellraisermotowear

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Her journey is one of determination as she pushed through even after sustaining severe injuries to her collarbone in 2017 and a terrible crash in 2018. She added,

“When I suffered career-threatening injuries, it was a tough phase of my life. But I believed in myself and was determined to get back on the bike, which I did in nearly six months. So, winning the World Cup is huge for me. It’s an absolute honour to be the first athlete to bring home a world championship title and put India on the map of international motorsports.”

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🇮🇳Happy to update that I am currently leading in the Women's Category and 2nd in the Junior Category in the Overall Championships after the Portugal round. With high level of competition in the European and UAE circuit it was a lot of learning for me. This journey towards living my dreams wouldn’t have been possible without @tvsracing_official @mountaindewin @bigrockdirtpark @bigrockspain @scottsportsindia @hellraisermotowear @crazycamelmotorsports @patraomario @goproin @_22nelly @killerdudejr @balabroadcast @therajatsachdeva @fmsciofficial @invictusperformancelab @phd_blr @my_be.fore @nayantarapani . #tvsracing_official #mountaindewindia #invictusperformancelab #aishwaryapissay #scottownersclubindia #bigrockdirtpark #bigrockspain #me #aintnormal #explore

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The talented and gritty rally racer has now set her sights on the upcoming Dakar Rally which is touted to be the most gruelling cross-country race in the world. We sincerely hope that this dream of hers comes true and she wins many more titles motivating more women to take up biking.

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