Aishwarya tops women's category in FIM Bajas World Cup

Aishwarya Pissay topped the women’s category and also picked up useful points in the junior category in the two-day event, covering 400 kms of special stages across sand dunes.

Aishwarya Pissay, India’s first-ever women’s National Racing champion, finished the FIM Bajas World Cup 26th in the overall classification with a much-improved performance on Day 2.   -  Special Arrangement

India’s Aishwarya Pissay completed a highly successful run in the first round of the FIM Bajas World Cup, as she topped the women’s category and also picked up useful points in the junior category as the two-day event, covering 400 kms of special stages across sand dunes, concluded in Dubai on Saturday.

After crossing the finish line on completing the day’s 204 kms Special Stage, the 23-year-old Bengaluru racer, said: "I am thrilled to have finished the rally as it is a confidence booster. Day two was much better for me as I made fewer mistakes and looked to pick up my pace.

“All the training from the past few weeks really made a difference in the dunes. I will definitely be back next year and look to improve my performance."

Aishwarya, India’s first-ever women’s National Racing champion, finished the World Cup 26th in the overall classification with a much-improved performance on Day 2.

Aishwarya was competing in only her second international event after her debut in Spain last year ended with a crash, leading to injuries and lengthy rehabilitation.

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