FIM Bajas World Cup: Aishwarya Pissay survives difficult Day 1

Aishwarya battled the sand dunes and navigation and completed the first day despite a few crashes on the 201.6 kms stage.

Aishwarya Pissay battles the sand dunes on Day 1 of FIM Bajas World Cup.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

India’s Aishwarya Pissay completed the first day of the FIM Bajas World Cup in Dubai, despite a few crashes on the 201.6 kms stage. Aishwarya also battled the sand dunes and navigation. 

Aishwarya, the 23-year old from Bengaluru, sponsored by TVS Racing among others, picked up pace in the later half of the day and was placed 31st among 37 starters.

"It was a tough start to the rally. I fell down multiple times in the first 60 kms and lost lots of time. Also since the cars started ahead of bikes, the tracks were all quite deep and so I had to set my own track.

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Aishwarya is looking to "end the rally on a high".   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

 

“Using the GPS navigation took some time to get used to, but I was confident by the end of the stage. I am looking to better my performance and end the rally on a high," Aishwarya said. 

While on Friday, the competitors headed out from Dubai Autodrome into the Al Qudra desert to tackle the 201.6 km special stage, the riders will negotiate the second special stage (204.93 kms) on Sunday before the event returns to the Autodrome at 12.30 pm with the ceremonial finish.

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