That is exactly the point where you realise how she managed to achieve what she did.
. @TVS_Racing and @misspissay are in Dubai for the first of World Baja Rally Championship rounds which begins on the 7th of March. These Baja rounds are your stepping stones en route to the #Dakar. All the best folks! @BikeWale pic.twitter.com/HcmVRyfAfy— Vikrant Singh (@MotoringScribe) February 24, 2019
Any girl who has been brought up in a humble, conservative family, knows the 'perils of home'. The boundaries restrict you as much as they keep you safe. To come from a background like that to become a biker, was not easy for Aishwarya.
She did not give up, though. Neither on her dreams nor on her speed.
A big congratulations to @misspissay for becoming the first Indian woman to win a world title in motorsports. She has won the FIM Bajas World Cup in Women's category and is placed second in Junior's category. @TVS_Racing pic.twitter.com/ZJXqNSBQ3n— xBhp (@xBhp) August 13, 2019
Having performed poorly in class 12, Aishwarya took one year off to figure out what she wanted to do. It was around this time that she developed a deep fascination for biking, a spark that was lit in her during her outings with her father as a child.
And then, one day when she was dropping a friend home, she noticed she really can cut through traffic brilliantly.
Post that realisation, she participated in contests like Chase the Monsoon and Bun Burner, which needed her to drive long distances.
Dealing with hesitant parents, she kept riding, becoming the only Indian woman to win 5 national road racing and rally championship titles.
Her breakthrough, however, was winning the national two-wheeler championship and becoming the only woman to finish the Raid de Himalaya in the Moto Xtreme category in 2017.
This was the time she got severely injured, breaking her collarbone in multiple places. Later in 2018, she ruptured her pancreas and underwent a 2-month-long recovery process.
A year later, she overcame all these speed-breakers to register this historic victory at the young age of 23; because this was a dream she had dreamt for years.
Everybody said take a 9-5 job and pursue this as a hobby. But I chose to stick to this and wait for what I wanted. There is a career anywhere you want.