Meet the badass Alisha Abdullah, India’s First Female Racing Champion
Twenty-six-year-old Alisha Abdullah from Chennai broke the myth that only men can be racers at an early age- thanks to go-karting and the advice of her racer father Mr. R A Abdullah.
At a young age of 11, Alisha was winning all types of go-kart races and two years later she took it a step further by winning the MRF National Go-Karting Championship and the Best Novice Award in the National level Formula Car Racing in the open class.
She didn’t stop at just that.
She advanced towards superbike racing when she was 15 and in 2004 was in the top five of the JK Tyre National Racing Championship, which piqued her interest in superbike racing as she left behind the world of four-wheel racing.
By the time she was 15, Alisha had turned toward superbike racing.
In 2004, she had not only placed herself in the top five of the JK Tyre National Racing Championship, she had also paved herself away into other racing venues. From the four wheel frenzy, Alisha’s father quickly piqued her interest in superbike racing, and as you probably guessed, she started ripping it apart.
Alisha started with 100cc bikes as 16-year old, giving men a run for their money with her frequent podium finishes.
However, as fate would have it- a horrible two-wheeler accident in 2010 made Alisha decide to move back to four-wheelers and she vows never to race bikes any longer.
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