Annie Seel is teaming up with the best – reigning Gazelle Champion 2019, Jeanette James!
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Multiple title winner commits to Gazelle Morocco China rally
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Set for the official launch of the Gazelle Rallye Morocco-China, 23-26 Oct.
I will be there! Stay tuned…
Gazelles gear up to conquer China in epic rally event
Naiman Qi in China is gearing up to host an event that brings together the best humanity has to offer as 10 all-female teams set their wits against everything Inner Mongolia can throw at them.
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Annie Seel set to compete in an all-women’s rally event in China
Annie Seel says her goal is to inspire more women to experience motorsport.
Swedish rally driver, Annie Seel has always been somewhat of a women’s pioneer in motorsport, accustomed to going head-to-head with the men.
Now, for the first time in her illustrious off-road racing career, she’ll get the chance to compete in an all-women’s event when she lines up for the first ever Gazelles Morocco-China rally. And she can’t wait.
“My passion in life is off-road racing,” she explained.
“I have, for almost 20 years, raced around the world, including eight Dakar rallies on both motorcycles and in cars. Now for the first time I will be part of an all-women’s rally, and also explore a new continent – an adventure and challenge I could not resist.”
Seel will be racing alongside Jeanette James, four-time winner of the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles at this month’s initial promo event for the Gazelles Morocco-China, in Naiman Province, China from Oct 23-26.
Having started her racing career back in 1987, Seel is the only professional driver taking part in this month’s promo event.
Seel brings to the Gazelles Morocco-China plenty of years of experience, and a list of impressive achievements. She’s not only the first woman to have raced both the Dakar Rally and the Baja 1000 on a motorcycle and in a car – not many men can make that claim – she also set a world altitude record by riding a motorcycle beyond base camp and up to 5305m on Mount Everest.
All those skills will be put to the test in the Ke’erquin Desert.
There, 10 teams featuring drivers from 12 different countries will be armed simply with a map, pencil and compass and have to plot their way across the course to reach as many checkpoints as possible and cover as few kilometres in the process.
While that will certainly provide a challenge, Seel is accustomed to taking on seemingly insurmountable tasks.
“When I finished my first ever Dakar rally back in 2002, it was my biggest achievement standing on the podium at Lac Rose. I had overcome so much, including a fractured wrist, mechanical problems, rainstorms and fever – but I still reached the finish line. I felt I was reborn as a super hero.”
But the Gazelles Morocco-China is going to offer the 51-year-old Swede something she hasn’t experienced before.
“I have never raced there before. I imagine a vast landscape and almost endless scenery. I think the scenery will be spectacular, and to meet the culture of the East will be a fantastic experience.”
An instructor and motivational speaker as well as a professional driver, Seel is also on another mission.
“My goal is to inspire more women to experience motorsport. I organise the only women’s rally school, and have also invited new women who are beginners as my co-drivers in different events during the years.”
INFO GAZELLE RALLY CHINA:
Gazelle Rally China is an offshoot of the famous Rallye Aicha des Gazelle, which has taken place in Morocco since 1990. To celebrate the event’s 30th Anniversary – the rally will offer a new challenge in the gruelling Naiman Desert, China.
An initial promotional event will be held in China from 23-26 October 2019, as a taster for the full Gazelle Rally China, which is scheduled for August 2020.
A total of 10 teams with drivers from 12 different countries, will tackle the three-day event, putting their skills to the ultimat in the Naiman Desert.
Annie Seel is the only driver representing Sweden and Scandinavia, but she will be in good company teaming up with the four-time winner Jeannette James from France.
One of the categories in China will include electric cars, while the Gazelle rallies are the only motorsport events in the world with International ISO 14001:2015 certificate which guarantees that organisers have implemented an Environmental Manage System (EMS).
Organizer of the event is Maienga Sports Event agency, specialized in adventure sports. (www.maienga.com)
Promotor of the event is Mitime Sports which also operates golf’s Volvo China Open and the China Formula Grand Prix. (www.mitimegroup.com)
Official website of Aicha des Gazelles Rallye Morocco: www.rallyeaichadesgazelles.com
Official website of Annie Seel: http://www.annieseel.com
Super happy to finish 10th in our class (out of 34 cars) after a tough and challenging rally!
We were the only historic rally car, and the black Opel Ascona A 1975 gave the modern cars a good fight. Out of almost 160 competitors, we proudly finished 60th overall.
Stefan Helin and I had a clean drive, and no real mechanical issues. Team mechanic LP served us perfectly.
Thanks to Helins Motorsport, I love to be part of the team. We have fun and do great results!
Thanks to Saaremaa Rally, very friendly and well organised.
Day one of the Saaremaa Rally Estonia challenged us through rain and water splashes, and slippy roads in the dark.
Happy to end the day in 13th place in our class.
The classic black Opel Ascona A 1975 is the only historic car among the modern ones.
Just 10 more stages to go!
#saaremaarally #helinsmotorsport #annieseel #opel #opelascona #historicrally
I våras körde team Annie Seel och hennes Vip-codriver Sofi Franzén anrika Gärdesloppet till förmån för 1,6 Miljonerklubbens insamling för kvinnors hälsa.
Sedan ställde teamet upp i 1,6 Miljonerklubbens hattparad, där de vann priset för “Roligaste Hatt”.
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Annie Seel är gäst i podden Greppbart av Michelin.
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Bara att bita ihop och komma igen. Det var mottot när jag började tävla. Och nu har jag skrivit en krönika om det i Classic Bike
Chefredaktör Peter Dahlbom ringde och frågade om jag ville skriva en krönika på temat “tävlingen jag aldrig glömmer”.
Men vad kul, absolut vill jag det. Fast det är ju många tävlingar jag aldrig glömmer, vilken ska jag välja.
Mina Dakar-rallyn är ju ganska omskrivna, så istället valde jag att skriva om min tidiga karriär i Roadracing i slutet av 80-talet. Det var flera minnesvärda race redan på den tiden. Några vurpor på vägen till framgång, om man så säger.
”Du får inte vika ner dig”
Bra artikel av Mikael K Nilsson som skrevs i samband med min start i Gärdesloppet och inspelning av tv-dokumentär om legendaren speedwaykungen Varg-Olle Nygren.
Kom på invigningen av MC Collection på Tidö Slott i Västerås!
Kl 14.00, lördag 1 juni öppnar portarna till museet.
Jag är där på invigningen!
Och min unika Dakar mc som jag körde 2009 är med på utställningen.
Jag kommer även signera min bok på plats.
Info MC Collection och Tidö Slott:
Museet har öppet 11.00 – 17.00 alla dagar utom måndagar till den sista september. Värdshuset har öppet 11.00 – 16.00
Slottets paradvåning visas med guide tisdagar och helger 11.30, biljetter löses i värdshuset eller i MC museet.
Man kan alltid boka ett besök för grupper övriga tider än ovan.