Dakar

We finished 14th in the challenging Historic Vltava Rallye

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Stefan Helin and I finished 14th overall, and 5th in class, in the Historic Vltava Rallye after an eventful race! 

The weather in Czech has been very challenging, cold, snowy, rain, sunshine!

Our extra night lights went black after a couple hundred meters, so we had to drive in the dark in the night stage… 
Last day was raining and we only had dry tyres on, due to new tyre regulations our wet tyres were not eligible. It was slippery all the way to the finish. Our Opel Ascona A 1972 has worked perfectly every day!

We are so happy to roll over the podium. Only 25 out of more than 70 starters reached the finish!

Thanks to my Helins Motorsport Stefan Helin, and mechanix Lucas Helin and Peter Larsson, excellent job. 

Congrats to winner Erik Comas in the white Lancia Stratos #2


Annie Seel på startlinjen i ökenrally VM i Abu Dhabi 

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Annie Seel på startlinjen i ökenrally VM i Abu Dhabi

1 april 2017 Yas Marina Cirquit, Abu Dhabi

Idag startar Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, som populärt även har kallats för “lilla Dakar”. 

Team Saluki Motorsport har totalt tre bilar till start. Annie Seel står på startlinjen i T2 standardklassen i en Nissan tillsammans med rookien Abdullah Al Zubaid från Oman. 
– Den här tävlingen är speciell för mig. För 17 år sedan körde jag nämligen mitt livs första ökenrally just här, fast då på motorcykel. Jag körde i mål trots en bruten fot, och det var då jag myntade “hellre bruten fot än bruten tävling”, berättar Annie Seel. 

Den sex dagar långa tävlingen startar med ett tidskval 1 april, för att sedan avverka drygt 200 mil ren ökenkörning. Målgång är den 6 april. 

Sedan flera hösten har Annie Seel åkt för Dubaibaserade team Saluki Motorsport, och deltog i VM rallyt Baja Dubai i mars.

Saluki team
223. Mark Powell/Quin Evans, Fast& Speed Buggy, T1.1
227. Georgy Gomshiashvili/Nikita Abramov, Predator Buggy, T1.1
232. Abdullah Al Zubair/Annie Seel, Nissan Patrol, T2.1

Följ Live Tracking
http://timing.sporttraxx.com/races/addc-2017/#itinerary

Tävlingssträcka
Transportsträcka : 749 km
Specialsträcka: 1339 km
Totalt: 2087 km

Länkar
http://www.salukimotorsport.com
http://www.abudhabidesertchallenge.com

Annie Seel joins Saluki Motorsport for the World Cup Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 

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Annie Seel joins Saluki Motorsport for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 1-6 april.

Saluki Motorsport is ready to take on the the 27th edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, round three in the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies.

The team has three cars lined up for the event, two T1 buggies driven by Mark Powell and Georgy Gomshiashvili, and a Nissan in T2 class driven by  Omani rookie driver Abdullah Al Zubair.
Annie Seel will cordrive for Abdullah Al Zubair in his first ever desert rally.

Saluki competitors:

223. Mark Powell/Quin Evans, Fast& Speed Buggy, T1.1

227. Georgy Gomshiashvili/Nikita Abramov, Predator Buggy, T1.1

232. Abdullah Al Zubair/Annie Seel, Nissan Patrol, T2.1

Follow Live Tracking by SportTraxx 1-6 april

http://timing.sporttraxx.com/races/addc-2017/#itinerary

Course
Link sections: 749 km
Specials: 1339 km
Total: 2087 km

• Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March: Administrative and Technical Controls at Yas Marina Circuit

• Saturday 1 April: Super Special (Stage 1) Al Forsan International Sports Resort

• Sunday 2 April: 1st Special (Stage 2) Yas Marina Circuit
• Monday 3 April: 2nd Special (Stage 3) Nissan

• Tuesday 4 April: 3rd Special (Stage 4) Al Ain Water

• Wednesday 5 April: 4th Special (Stage 5) ADNOC Distribution

• Thursday 6 April: 5th Special (Stage 6) Abu Dhabi Aviation and finish at Yas Marina Circuit.

About the rally
The legendary UAE Desert Challenge, one of the world’s most prestigious international cross country rallies founded by Emirati Motorsport legend and ATCUAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem back in 1991,and, over the years has seen many of the biggest names in international motorsport tackle the dunes of the UAE, including Carlos Sainz, Colin McRae, Ari Vatenan, and Heinz Kinigadner.
Links

http://www.salukimotorsport.com
http://www.abudhabidesertchallenge.com


Team Saluki Motorsport finished Dubai Baja rally 

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Both cars of team Saluki Motorsport reached the finish line in the Dubai Interbational Baja.

Mark Powell/Quin Evans finished 20th overall, having lost a lot of time due to a broken alternator. Still he was first in his class. 

Matt Telling/Annie Seel finished behind them in 21st place. This was Matt’s first desert race in a 4wd, and he did very well. We had some drama including a tyre knocked off the rim and getting stuck once. 

Thanks to the organisers for a great and friendly event in Dubai. 

And thanks to team Saluki Motorsport for having me in the team. 




Checked in and ready for Dubai International Baja Rally

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After a long day with administration and technical scrutineering, me and team Saluki Motorsport are now checked in for the rally. 

Team Saluki cars:

320 Mark Powell/Quin Evans – T1 class 

326 Matt Telling/Annie Seel – T2 class


Coming up – Dubai International Baja rally 9-11 March. Let’s blast the desert. 

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Next rally for me and team Saluki Motorsport is coming up this week.. The Dubai International Baja!

I’m co-driving for Matt Telling in a Nissan Patrol, in class T2 Auto.

The Dubai International Baja rally is one of the rounds of the FIA World Cup championships. 

http://www.salukimotorsport.com
http://www.dubaiinternationalrally.com

Winter coaching new drivers Only Women’s training course

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Coaching happy new race drivers in winter conditions at Only Women’s training course. Great track and weather conditions. All drivers graduated 

More women in Motorsport, now ready to race! 

Annie kör “Rallytaxi” med Mix Megapol på Fjällkalaset i Sälen

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Nu i helgen är jag med Hankook Däck och Mix Megapol i Sälen, Lindvallen för att bjuda på ett fartfyllt Fjällkalas, med Annies “Rallytaxi”på lördag, artister, afterski och en massa roliga aktiviteter.

Jag vet att Jesse på Mix Megapol är väldigt åksugen… 

Välkommen till Hankook tältet!

Seger i Emirates Desert Championship för Mark Powell och Annie Seel

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Årspremiär för Annie Seel innebar deltävling tre ökenrallyserien Emirates Desert Championship som kördes i Dubai. 

Resultatet blev seger i T1-klassen och seger i AUTO-klassen totalt för Mark Powell och Annie Seel i team Saluki Motorsport. 

Det blev ett jämnt lopp, där segermarginalen var knappa 8 sekunder till tvåan. 

Teamet ställde upp med totalt tre ekipage, två i bilklassen och en i UTV Buggy. Alla kom i mål och säkrade poäng i totalställningen. Därmed har teamet tagit segrar i varje deltävling i serien hittills, fast i olika klasser. 

Vinnarbilen är en specialbyggd Predator X20s med 7 liters Chevrolet V8 motor. 


Foto: Tim Ansell

Mark Powell and Annie Seel takes the win in the Emirates Desert Championship Round 3

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Mark Powell and Annie Seel of Team Saluki Motorsport claimed the top of the podium in the Round 3 of the Emirates Desert Championship in Dubai, winning both Class T1 category and claiming the overall victory in Auto category.  

It was a close race in the dunes all the way to the end between the Predator of Saluki Motorsport and emirati Khalid Al Jafla in the Armada Trophy Truck finishing only 7.8 seconds behind the winners. 

Saluki Motorsport entered three vehicles – an ex Baja 1000 Class 1 race car (Mark Powell / Annie Seel) a Predator X18S (Georgy Gomshiashvili / Jordan Beale) and a Yamaha YXZ1000R (Nikita Abramov). All three cars finished the event keeping the team within the championship points. 

Team webpage:
http://www.salukimotorsport.com


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