|Pharaons Rally Inside: The unforgettable moments of Camelia Liparoti.|
The Egyptian desert, the magnificent and difficult dunes, and the extremely hot weather of the Pharaons Rally have seduced the French-Italian journalist/photographer Camelia Liparoti, who became a quad rider in 2006. The rally has marked her career with memories she will never forget. Last year she became the World Champion of the Cross-Country Rally World Cup in the women´s category, and this year she wants to be back for more adventures.
The Pharaons Rally marked Camelia Liparoti´s life for good. The last two editions of the race were night and day for her. She has shown to be able to get up from difficult situations keeping her head up, her smile and her energy which makes of her an outstanding woman.
Her participation in 2008 ended abruptly after an accident where she was badly injured. The medical helicopter took her from the track and she was repatriated to France for a surgery of her right wrist. After that, she followed six month of reeducation, but none of that decreased her courage to continue growing in her quad rider career.
In 2009, Camelia arrived to Egypt with the world champion title as a goal. It wasn´t easy when she took the start with other twelve riders as the only woman among them, and they wouldn´t give up the victory on the French-Italian journalist for nothing.
The female quad rider found the strength to win over the others and walked on the standings in the first place of the category, but not only that, she obtained the World Champion Title of 2009. "It was an unforgettable moment, I was so happy because I surpassed the accident of the year before and there I was, as the winner of the Women´s World Cup for the first time, it was something I couldn´t have ever imagined," explains the rider.
This year once again, she is on top of the rank of the FIM Women´s World Cup on quads. "I hope I can be in Egypt next October, not only for the title, but because this race has everything I love from cross-country rally: an amazing route, impressing dunes, hot weather and the most beautiful and charming bivouacs," shares Camelia Liparoti, for whom the Pharaons Rally is one race to be.
2010/08/02 | 15:50 CET | Editor: MR/HS/URTUBIA