Bengaluru girl Aishwarya Pissay first Indian to win a World title in motorsports


13Budapest, August 13: Bengaluru girl Aishwarya Pissay made history on Monday by becoming the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports. The 23-year-old clinched the FIM World Cup in the women’s category after the final round of the championship in Hungary.

She led the leaderboard going into the final round of the championship after having secured podium finishes in two out of four rounds of the championship. Pissay started the Hungarian Baja with a seven-point lead and managed to maintain momentum through the race, finishing the race with a tally of 65 points, four more than Portugal’s Rita Vieira in the final overall standings for women.

The rider from Bengaluru had won the first round in Dubai and was placed third in the Portugal leg. She also placed second in the junior category with 46 points, behind championship winner Tomas de Gavardo (60) of Chile.

Going into the Hungarian Baja, Aishwarya (52) and Vieira (45) were the top contenders for the World Cup. Pissay finished the race in fourth place, which was enough to see of the completion.


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