Bengaluru-based Aishwarya Pissay has created history by becoming the first Indian to clinch a world title in the motorsports, i.e. FIM World Cup in a women’s category. The final round of the championship took place in Varpalota, Hungary on Monday. International Motorcycle Federation was the governing body of the event, who conducts the motorcycle racing in the world. Aishwarya Pissay won the first round in Dubai. She was placed third in Portugal, fifth in Spain and fourth in Hungary.
Aishwarya Pissay of TVS clinches the Fim Baja World Cup 2019 Women's Category. She finished 4th in the Hungary Round which concluded today. #Fmsci congratulates India's first #FIM World Cup champion. pic.twitter.com/ftPndXOApv
— FMSCI (@fmsci) August 12, 2019
In the final overall standing for Women, she clinched 65 points to top the list which is followed by Portugal’s Rita Vieira on the second. Aishwarya Pissay got 52 points in Hungarian leg, while Vieira got 45 points. These two were the top contenders among all.
Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) congratulated Aishwarya Pissay and said in a tweet, “Aishwarya Pissay of TVS clinches the Fim Baja World Cup 2019 Women’s Category. She finished 4th in the Hungary Round which concluded today. FMSCI congratulates India’s first FIM World Cup champion.
Likewise, Aishwarya Pissay after making history said, “It was the tough phase of her life, whenever she suffered the career-threatening injuries, but she was always dedicated to being on the bike”. She further said that she is proud to be the first athlete to bring home the World Championship Title and put India on the map of international motorsports, reported TOI.