The Motolethe – A shade of Grease



Amidst over two thousand motorcycle enthusiasts who joined the 3rd edition of Moto Day organized by MotoDreamz, there came a doctor and no we are not talking about him. Power, poise, precision, control all that and more whether it is tending to a patient on the chair or being patient while the wind tried to get to her hair, Team Motolethe is indeed privileged to have one of the best Female Superbike Racers in India to be the 1st lady to feature on MOTOLETHE.


A qualified dentist, Dr. Neharika Yadav always had a liking for bikes and racing. Being the quickest woman, she has already completed 2000kms at the Buddh International Circuit having first made a pilgrimage to the track as a biking enthusiast. Thus suffice to say she has indeed created the Work-Life Balance. We met her soon after the flag off at Moto Day on occasion of the World International Motorcycle Day 2016. This event was organized by MotoDreamz on 18th and 19th July 2016 in Lavasa.


While she already knew how to ride a bike, she started riding extensively from 2013 after her first visit to the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. She was bedazzled by the symphony of the 1000cc machines that blazed past while she sat at the stands and was all that was required to get her on the saddle.


Interestingly, it was an accident that took away 50% of her hand movement in a fatal car accident and convinced her to live her life to the fullest. While for a set of training wheels she had a motocross bike and in 2013, went on track with a KTM 390. In 2015 she was the only woman amongst 33 other men on her Ducati 899 at JK Tyres Championship. Today her best time stands at 2 minutes 19 seconds being her fastest on the Buddh International Circuit.


While physical fitness is paramount, with the risk of injuries in this sport, one also needs to have lot perseverance and will to be able to progress in this sport. Months of determined practice and mentoring from seniors helped develop the persona that she carries on track. The adrenaline rush helped leverage the 6 day hectic schedule with a day on track with her beloved Ducati 899 at the Buddh International Circuit. While talking about endurance it is not limited by the sight of the checkered flag but also is seen in her daily routine tasks coupled with keeping fit and being disciplined.


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