Aishwarya Pissay of the Sherco TVS Rally Factory team prepares for the FIM Bajas World Cup
After her accident in Jordan Baja in March 2021, Aishwarya worked hard on rehabilitation and won another national title over the past year before diving into high performance training abroad for around 90 days this year under the direction of his acclaimed mentor Michael Metge and Jordi Grau.
More than 70 pilots will participate in the race, including 18 motorcyclists and 8 quad riders. Pissay will be part of the Sherco TVS Rally Factory team which has registered four drivers. Lorenzo Santolino, Rui Gonçalves, Harith Noah and Aishwarya Pissay – the winner of the 2019 Baja World Cup make up the Sherco TVS Rally Factory team for this year.
The five-time Indian national rally champion who became the first Indian woman to make her international Baja Spain debut in 2018 at the age of 22, this will be Aishwarya’s third Baja Aragon Spain.
The Indian racer backed by TVS Racing, co-sponsored by Scott, Ultrahuman, IIFL and Micro Labs, is looking to turn the tables riding a Sherco 450 Enduro – the same bike she trained hard on in France and Spain to refine his fitness and riding skills.
“It was high performance training not only focused on physical fitness and mental conditioning, but also on identifying and refining certain riding skills and constantly learning about the terrain and the art of riding. Road Book. Staying focused and calm are other cool things that I enjoyed,” said Aishwarya, who continues to enjoy support from Surana College, her alma mater.
“I’ve learned a lot in the training sessions abroad under Micheal Metge and being able to use those skills and keep learning is my goal. I’m not watching the World Cup at the moment, but I’m focus on the Baja for the next three I will go event by event. Every incident has taught me lessons and made me stronger. Now I am well prepared and ready for the event,” said the youngster. 26-year-old man, who rose like a phoenix after life – threatening accident at the same Baja on the last day of 2018.”
Administrative and technical checks will take place in Teruel on Friday while the 6km Prologue will take place from 5:00 p.m. (8:30 p.m. IST) to determine the starting order for the first selective section the following day.
On Saturday July 23, the riders will tackle two selective sections as well as a third Sunday morning for a total of 435 km and 342 km of liaison – the transport section.
Source: press release
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