TVS Racing Signs Shreya Iyer : First Woman in Indian National Rally Championship
TVS racing signed their first woman rider, Shreya Sunder Iyer on 27th April 2016, Wednesday. TVS signed Shreya Sunder Iyer for the Indian National Rally championship.
Shreya Sunder Iyer said, “Motorsport has always been considered a male-dominated sport, but it's actually not true. There have been so many women doing circuit racing and dirt biking. This is an opportunity to break the stereotype and encourage more women to ride. We need more women in this sport.”
“I'm very passionate about riding, and it's great to be able to do that professionally. Training has been good so far, and I intend to give it my best. I've been working hard, and this is just the beginning.” she added.
Shreya will encourage women to consider racing as a career said TVS Racing Team Head Arvind Pangaonkar. He said, “We make continuous efforts to take the sport to as many section of the society as possible and create the ultimate machine and promote the riders.”
Shreya further said she has been training hard for the national rally championship for the last two weeks and it is a challenge for her to get into the groove ahead of the competition. “I don't think you need big names, but if you look around you, you can draw inspiration from everywhere.” she added.
24 year old Shreya Sunder Iyer began riding at the age of 17. Shreya rode extensively across India including the isolated Suru valley in the Himalayas and also completed a rigorous Southern India biking expedition of 2,000 kilometers in just 6 days.