Aishwarya Pissay becomes first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports
Aishwarya Pissay from Bengaluru has created history by becoming the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports. She annexed the FIM World Cup ( Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) in the women’s category after the final round of the championship at Varpalota in Hungary. She won the first round in Dubai and was placed third (Portugal), fifth (Spain) and fourth (Hungary) in the subsequent outings. Pissay finished with a tally of 65 points, just four ahead of Portugal’s Rita Vieira in the final overall standings for women. Aishwarya also finished 2nd in the FIM Junior category with 46 points, behind championship winner Tomas de Gavardo (60) of Chile.
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