Stefan Helin and Annie Seel claim podium finish in Lausitz Rallye Historic European Championship

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What a fantastic result! Stefan Helin and Annie Seel on the podium, finish third general in the European Historic Champiobship Lausitz Rallye in Germany. And also winning their class!

The rally was very demanding on the historic cars. 170 km of special stage on many different types: gravel, asphalt, concrete, soft sand and slippery mud. The second lap the stages ver rough and rutted from all previous cars. Six of the stages were run in the dark, making the drive even more of a challenge.  

The team worked hard to keep a good pace, still saving the car.  Some technical issues with overheating at the first night stages. A quick change of radiator at service by super mechanics Lucas and LP. 

Then later on radiator fan stopped working causing overheating again, and hot coolant water spraying the windscreen. 

Second day stages varied from twisty narrow and slippery to really fast. The poor Opel Ascona was on top revs but only reaching 145 km top speed, loosing time to the faster cars doing about 180-200 km per hour. The strategy was to try and keep the car out of trouble, and make clean stages. Some of the other competitors had trouble, two got a few turns wrong and got lost, and some others even got stuck in the soft sand! Last two stages took their toll on the historic cars, forcing Jari Latvala in his Toyota Celica to withdraw with electrical problems. 

– It feels great to reach the finish and be part of the team’s success. Our smooth drive strategy worked out and the service crew did a great job. 

Thanks to team Helin Motorsport for having me onboard. And wishing codriver Lotta Lundqvist a speedy recovery. I’m happy I could jump in on such short notice and help out. Even happier now that we claimed a podium finish!

Also thanks to the organisers of Lausitz Rallye for a challenging and nice rally. 

More thanks to all the fellow competitors, everyone being helpful and in good spirit. Hope to see you soon again. 


Annie Seel joins Stefan Helin in Lausitz Rallye European Historic Championship

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I got a late call to jump in as codriver for Stefan Helin in European Championship Lausitz Rallye in Germany this weekend. 

Originally I had planned to race the Emirates Desert Championship in Dubai, but Saluki Motorsport team informed me the gearbox we broke last race still was missing some parts. 

Instead a quick change of plans  because codriver Lotta Lundqvist had injured her back and needed someone to take her place in Lausitz Rally… Recce starts Thursday. Lucky we could arrange the swap in no time! 

The rally starts Friday evening. We are no. 6 in Historic class. 

Only Womans Day med Annie Seel 19 nov. 

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Den 19 nov kör vi Only Womans Day med Annie Seel.

Det blir en fartfylld upplevelse med  moment som:

– Panikbroms + undanmanöver

– Sladda och kontrollera den

– Teknikbana med koner

Inga förkunskaper behövs, och du får körglädje i massor. 

Kostnad endast 1200 kronor per tjej inkl försäkring. 

Anmälan per mail

Annie föreläser på Dala Sports Academy -Falun, 8 nov, kl.18

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Välkommen till Dala Sports Academy 8 nov kl. 18, då jag föreläser om min ganska osannolika och unika motorkarriär inom ökenrally:
Den enda svenska föraren någonsin som kört Dakar både med mc och bil. 

– Hur lyckas som tjej i en extremt fysisk sport. 

– Hur få ihop finansiering fast ingen vågar satsa. 

– Hur nå ut till media som inte är intresserad av ökenrally. 

Och mycket mer…
Anmälan och info:

Mirrokel nominerad till Svenska Designpriset

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Ikväll gäller det då Svenska Designpriset ska delas ut!

Min vän Mirre Dehlins fina Mirrokel är nominerad pristagare!Och jag har gjort Mirrokel logo och grafisk design.

Heja Mirrokel! Heja oss!

Annie in Mercedes-Benz magazine

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Wow! I’m interviewed in the Mercedes-Benz magazine Sweden!

I used to own a black Mercedes… sold it to afford my racing. 

Now I’m in the Mercedes magazine because of my racing.

Leading the race, but broken gearbox just before the finish line. 

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Sorry to say gearbox broke just before the finish. In the results we were leading the race, but didn’t make it to the Parc Ferme.

Well, that’s racing.

Annie joins team Saluki Motorsport in the Emirates Desert Championship

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Annie Seel is teaming up with Mark Powell of Saluki Motorsport this weekend’s for the first round of the 2017-2018 Emirates Desert Championship in Dubai. 

On the starting line the team will enter a total of five vehicles.

Coaching safety driving sideways!

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Fun being a safety driving instructor at Trosta Park test track. I was teaching beginner Daniel Paris, radio presenter, how to drive in slippery conditions. We had good Hankook tyres on so no crashing!

Remember to refresh your active safety driving every year, specially in winter. And also check that your tyres are good!

Annie Seel – speaker at Empowering Women 24-25 oct, Stockholm. 

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Welcome all women to a truly empowering event – “Empowering Women” 24-25 October in Stockholm.

American power woman Kim Kiyosaki will come to speak. 
And I will also be one of the speakers! ✊🏼♥️

Book your free ticket here on the link. 🌟