Aishwarya eyes maiden Baja World Championship title

SPORTS REPORTER
Wednesday, 24 July 2019

“I have with me very talented racers from Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team. Racing alongside these experienced International Champions is adding to my excitement. I am eagerly waiting for the packing time on the motorcycle and perfecting my technique,” said Aishwarya.

PUNE: National champion Aishwarya Pissay is carrying a dream to Spain and if the 23-year-old racer holds herself well she might just well be in line of maiden BAJA World Championship title at Aragon in Spain.

The Bengaluru racer was named in the five-member Sherco TVS Rally Factory squad on Tuesday which handed former reigning National Supercross champion Harith Noah a chance to make international debut.

TITLE IN SIGHT
Aishwarya is currently leading in the Women’s Category and is currently placed second spot at the Junior Category of Global Championship ranking.

“I have with me very talented racers from Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team. Racing alongside these experienced International Champions is adding to my excitement. I am eagerly waiting for the packing time on the motorcycle and perfecting my technique,” said Aishwarya.

The squad for the upcoming Baja Aragon 2019, scheduled to take place in Spain from July 25 to 27, also comprises Dakar veteran Michael Metge (France), Lorenzo Santolino (Spain), and Aravind KP, who has been part of the Team TVS Racing package for quite some time now.

The squad will race on the Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team’s Dakar machine—Sherco TVS RTR 450.

Spanish racer Lorenzo Santolino is back in the Rally after his recovery from the injury in 2019 edition of Dakar.

Fellow Sherco TVS racer, Michael Metge has won Stage 9 of the 2019 Dakar Rally with a spectacular finish while Aravind KP is the only Indian racer to complete the 2019 Dakar Rally.

ON THE ROAD
Michael Metge and Aravind KP also participated in Merzouga Rally in April this year, where they had impressive performances.

“It’s a thrilling journey for us to take part in the 36th edition of Baja Aragon. The takeaways from such Rally events are huge as it results in improving the team’s technical capability and provides inputs for the development of robust motorcycles,” said B Selvaraj, Team Manager, TVS Racing.

“We are betting it big on Aishwarya, who is currently leading in the Baja World Championship category. Our technical team is putting their best effort to get the bikes ready and we have good line-up of racers for the strong performance. We can’t wait to see the success!”

FACTBOX: BAJA ARAGON
The 827 km Baja Aragon is a tough and challenging Rally, particularly with high summer temperatures that add to the difficulty for the racers.

This edition will be the sixth in a row hosted by Teruel, with the route passing through the regions of Jiloca, Sierra de Albarracín, Cuencas Mineras and Community of Teruel.

Baja Aragon is the longest-running European event in the Cross-Country specialty and is in its 36th edition.

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