|Aicha des Gazelles: Teams crossed the Mediterranean Sea direction Morocco.|
Teamreport US-Gazelles On Monday, competitors of the Rally "Aïcha des Gazelles" are midway through the 42-hour ferry transfer across the Mediterranean, passing the coastline of Ibiza, Spain this morning. Upon arrival in Tanger (Morocco), the teams will drive directly to Meknes for mandatory meetings.
Spirits are high among competitors and Team Lerner Reina (#107) of the United States are busy preparing their maps and reviewing the traditional dead reckoning navigation skills. Emily Miller’s navigator, Armelle Medard (#109) who won the rally in 2008, spent time with Lerner Reina on specific pointers to help them during the race.
"There are so many unknowns, it is extremely helpful to work with Armelle to understand the nuances of the competition" noted Reina.
Miller spent the morning catching up on needed sleep and working with Medard while she organized and prepared the rally maps provided at tech inspection. The team will stop in Tangier immediately for last minute provisions before driving into remote parts of Morocco.
2011/03/25 | 16:20 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/VAN HOESEN