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If You’re a Biking Enthusiast, Perhaps You Have Heard of Aishwarya Pissay by Now

Updated: Nov 8, 2019

We at MotoringPulse are ardent followers of MotoGP. The tracks are beautiful, the bikes are stunning with radical designs, vibrant paint schemes and unrestricted noise of those insanely powerful engines. Not to mention the racers we really look up to... but.. the sport of motorcycle racing doesn't just begin and end inside the confines of a road-race track, it escapes and gets wild in the open world.

And from world of Off-road motorsports, comes the news from Hungary that a certain Indian motorcycle racer has created history by winning a FIM world championship. A first by an Indian.

Let that sink in....

Aishwarya Madhusudhan Pissay is the 1st and the only Indian to achieve the highest level of recognition in a motorcycle racing event of FIM, by winning the 2019 Women’s Bajas Rally in Hungary, earlier this month. This endurance motorcycle racing event was spread over 3 days from August 9 to August 11, in which Pissay scored a total of 65 points. The 2nd place finisher, from Portugal, finished 4 points behind at 61 points.

Let’s take in this moment and realize the scale of what Miss Pissay has achieved. Among the many things that a sport is, it is about beating your competitors and winning. And that is always a very special feeling, to see yourself being the best of the lot.

But winning a FIM world title is much more than that. So what is FIM?

It is the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, or the International Motorcycling Federation, which houses all the prominent motorcycle sports that take place around the world and then some more - MotoGP, Superbike, Supersport, Sidecar and all forms of Endurance racing including Cross Country Rallies. FIM’s affiliated members are comprised of 111 National Motorcycle Federations, divided into 6 continental unions - Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America and Oceania.

So yes, in every sense of it, Aishwarya Pissay's FIM win is a bigger deal than what any other Indian motorsport professional has so far managed to do.

In winning a FIM world title, she has arrived at a brand new international pedestal of admiration and (wishfully) fame. And we are so proud of her.

Aishwarya hails from Bangalore and recently turned 24 on August 14. One of the interesting things we got to know about Aishwarya is that she started riding motorcycles at the age of 18. Since then, she has won 5 national road racing and rally racing championships combined.

A tough nut she is like any admirable professional racer, Aishwarya suffered 2 major injuries in these 6 years - first in 2017 when she broke her collarbone and another in 2018 during Spain Baja where she suffered ruptured pancreas. Like a true hero, she came back stronger and better.

Coming back to her birthday that recently went by, Aishwarya has definitely gifted herself the biggest present of her life so far. And we are wishing that there are only bigger achievements to follow.

We will follow her racing career and bring more updates and stories as we go along...

Stay tuned!

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