Nearly 400 women, more motivated than ever, are ready to finally take up the challenge and realize their dream: to participate in the incomparable adventure of the ” Gazelle ” which is celebrating 30 years of success this year.
Organized in agreement with the Moroccan authorities, this eagerly awaited anniversary edition will see the establishment of a strict health protocol. A team of five doctors will form the anti-Covid-19 brigade for the event, which will end on October 2.
The Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc rally will officially start this Saturday, September 18 from Nice and the Prince’s Palace in Monaco for the “E-Gazelle Vinci Immobilier” category, the 1st 100% electric category in the rally universe. raid, to arrive in Essaouira on Saturday 2 October.
189 crews made up of 378 women of all profiles, aged 20 to 70, and from 14 different countries (France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Mauritius, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal , United Kingdom and Switzerland) are participating this year in the event. On the starting line, six Moroccan teams, ie twelve gazelles, will defend the colors of the Kingdom.
On board 4 × 4, trucks, crossover, quad, SSV and 100% electric, the gazelles will have to complete eight stages, including a marathon, and cover more than 1,000 km in the Moroccan desert, according to the unique concept of navigation at the old, totally off-piste, either without GPS or smartphone, but only with maps, a compass and a ruler.
To support them and pay tribute to them, a ” Gazelles engaged ” trophy has been set up for this new edition and a jury made up of the members of the CSR committee of the Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc rally will vote for the best associative project which will be awarded. a prize of 10,000 € by Maïenga, the organizing agency of the rally to carry it out.
This event is the only rally-raid in the world to be part of an environmental and civic approach. In 1990, he laid the foundations for the principle of eco-driving by asking entrants to travel the shortest distance possible between two geographical points more than 1,000 km apart.