First Woman Rider Signed to TVS Racing Team Readying for India’s National Rally
Her name is Shreya Sundar Iyer and at just 24 years of age, she’ll be the first woman rider included on the TVS Racing team at the Indian National Rally championship this year. It’s been her dream – building a career in motorcycle racing. She began riding at the age of 17 and became the first Indian woman rider to successfully complete a ride across the sand dunes in Dubai.
Shreya has also ridden 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 six days.
Enourage Young Bikers
Shreya Sundar Iyer, the newly inducted member of the TVS Racing team said, “I am proud to be a part of the TVS Racing team. TVS Racing is by far the best Indian racing team with the best motorbikes and trainers. This association will help me work with the best in class machines, racers and technology. I also hope to encourage young bikers especially women to follow their passion for racing and live their dreams”, she adds.
Arvind Pangaonkar, Head of Team TVS Racing believes her participation will encourage women to consider racing as a career. TVS Racing is strongly committed to promote 2-wheeler racing in India and generate interest and improve support for the sport in India.
More About TVS
The TVS Group was established in 1911 by Shri. T V Sundaram Iyengar. As one of India’s largest industrial entities it epitomizes Trust, Value and Service. There are over fifty companies in the TVS Group, employing more than 50,000 people worldwide and a turnover in excess of USD 6.5 billion. With steady growth, expansion and diversification, TVS commands a strong presence in manufacturing of two-wheelers, auto components and computer peripherals. We also have vibrant businesses in the distribution of heavy commercial vehicles, passenger cars, finance and insurance. Uniting these multiple businesses is a common ethos of quality, customer service and social responsibility.
TVS Motor Company, the flagship company of the 100 year old, TVS Group, is a leading two and three-wheeler manufacturer in India with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Hosur in Tamilnadu, Mysore in Karnataka, Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh and Karawang in Indonesia. Driven by technology and innovation at the helm, TVS Motor Company boasts of a rich talent pool. It was the first Indian company to deploy a catalytic converter in a 100 cc motorcycle and to indigenously produce a four stroke 150 cc motorcycle. It is also the first Indian manufacturer to launch the country’s first auto-clutch motorcycle and introduce ABS (Antilock Braking System) technology on a motorcycle in India.
TVS Racing began 33 years ago when Sundaram Clayton Limited (a TVS Group company) introduced its 50 cc mopeds into road racing. Since then it has been actively participating on and off- road racing events such as road racing, Super-cross and Motocross, Dirt Tracks, Rally etc.
In early 2015, TVS Racing became the first Indian factory team to take part in the Dakar rally, which is the longest and toughest rally in the world. TVS Racing won eight championships across all forms of two-wheeler motorsport events Supercross, Rallies and Road racing last year.
Success to you Shreya Sundar Iyer!
*Source India newswire