These women vroom into a male bastion, see a future

  • | Sunday | 9th July, 2017

But my daughter is living my dream," said her father Raj Gowda.Unlike Gowda, most of the women bike racers got into the sport by sheer chance. "Once when I was riding on the road, a racing coach stopped me at the signal and suggested I try bike racing. Now I'm glad I have three other girls for company," she said.Despite bike racing still being considered a male dominated sport, the girls say the scope for them entering the field is growing. She is the first Indian woman to participate in both bike and car racing. She is also a regular on the car racing circuit, participating in the CEDIA 2,000 cc races and Baleno 1,600 cc categories.She took up bike racing two years ago, says the 21-year-old, who now rides a Hero Honda Impulse.

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