Aishwarya Pissay is back in the fast lane

The Bengaluru-based Aishwarya, sponsored by TVS Racing among others, will be competing in the 450cc, women and junior categories, astride a non-TVS bike.

Aishwarya has been training at the Big Rock track run by ace cross-country rider C.S. Santosh on the outskirts of Bengaluru.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

India’s Aishwarya Pissay, having fully recovered from an injury she suffered last year in Spain, is all set for her second international event, the first round of the FIM Bajas World Cup commencing in Dubai on Thursday.

The Bengaluru-based Aishwarya, sponsored by TVS Racing among others, will be competing in the 450cc, women and junior categories, astride a non-TVS bike.

The event has attracted over 100 riders from 25 countries.

Aishwarya, who was injured after a crash in the Spanish Baja last year was out of action for nearly six months. "This is an exciting start to my international racing season. I have been training really hard over the last few weeks in the sand dunes, which has been a tremendous learning experience. I am thankful to my sponsors for believing and supporting my dreams to represent India on the global motorsport stage," she said.

This will be Aishwarya's second attempt at an international rally. In 2018, she competed in the Baja Aragon.

However, her debut on the global stage ended with a crash that required lengthy rehabilitation.

In the past couple of months, she has been training at the Big Rock track run by ace cross-country rider C.S. Santosh, on the outskirts of Bengaluru. She also reached Dubai well in advance to train on the sand dunes for the Bajas World Cup.

The first rider will leave the start at 06.45 hrs on Friday, March 8th for a 50kms liaison section before starting the opening selective section of 201.60km, one hour later. The second timed section of 204.03km takes place on Saturday, March 9th. In a total of 607km, 407km will be timed against the clock.