Annies Julkalender – Lucka 3

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Det var en gång…

En liten tjej med stark vilja som älskade fart och äventyr.

Ett av mina tydligaste minnen från när jag var liten, var när jag fick köra de små elbilarna på Gröna Lund. Jag älskade det!

Och ja ni förstår. Det blev race direkt!

Kolla in min blick och ”race face”. Först in i sväng tar spåret.

The race is on!

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Annies Julkalender – Lucka 1

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Nu börjar nedräkningen till jul och året 2020 börjar lida mot sitt slut.

Detta konstiga år till trots har jag faktiskt haft flera av mina olika milstolpar i motorkarriären att fira!

Till exempel är det exakt 10 år sedan jag blev Womens Champion på mc i Dakar 2010. Och det är 20 år sedan jag körde mitt första ökenrally på mc, VM i Dubai år 2000. Sedan är det hela 30 år sedan jag körde SM i Roadracing på min 125cc.

Jag tänkte göra en resumé i form av en julkalender, med ett minne varje dag fram till jul!

Här kommer lucka 1:

Boken Annie Seel – Ingen minns en fegis
Omslagsfoto: Martin Stenmark

År 2017 kom boken om min motorkarriär ut. Då firade jag 30 år som tävlingsförare. Bästa motorjournalisten Annemo Friberg intervjuade mig och förlaget Årets Bilsport publicerade. Jag gjorde allt design och layout. Vilken pärs, boken skrevs och producerades på mindre än 4 månader. Tack Annemo och förlaget, jag är så glad att det blev en bok.

Beställ den som julklapp, jag signerar och dedikerar! Beställ senast 17 dec så den hinner till jul!

Pris 400 kr + porto 79 kr.

Swish med namn och adress till: 0736-947870

PRESS INFO: Annie Seel set to compete in an all-women’s rally event in China

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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.”


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. (

Promotor of the event is Mitime Sports which also operates golf’s Volvo China Open and the China Formula Grand Prix.  (

Official website of Aicha des Gazelles Rallye Morocco:

Official website of Annie Seel:

Helin-Seel finished 10th in class, Saaremaa Rally Estonia

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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.

Annie Seel medverkar i radio ”På väg med Karin Adelsköld”: Kör inte som en kärring – eller?

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Annie Seel medverkar i radio ”På väg med Karin Adelsköld”: Kör inte som en kärring – eller?

Programledaren och komikern Karin Adelsköld intervjuar rallyföraren Annie Seel i radioprogrammet där hon undersöker människans relation till bilen.

– Jättekul att få vara med i radioprogrammet “På väg med Karin Adelsköld” och prata bilkörning, och min syn på motorvärlden, säger Annie Seel som just är på väg till Finland för att köra en rallytävling.

Avsnitt 3 i radioserien:

På vilket sätt skiljer sig manligt och kvinnligt bilkörande åt? Hur är det att jobba som bilförsäljare som kvinna? Vi undersöker kvinnligt och manligt inom bilens värld. Finns det plats för både och?

Länk till programmet:

Saluki Motorsport takes a first in class and 6th general in the Emirates Desert Championship

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Mark Powell of Saluki Motorsport and Annie Seel teamed up again for the Emirates Desert Championship.

A foggy morning delayed the start of the race but as the sun climbed the visibility cleared. The first lap had to be driven carefully. The course was very technical in small sharp dunes with drops and steps, and suited the smaller buggies perfectly. The big green beast of Saluki Motorsport had a new gearbox put in since last race in October where it ceased just before the finish line, and was only out for shake down.

Overall winner was Khalid Al Jafla in a Can-Am turbo buggy.

Mark and Annie took a first in class and sixth overall.

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 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.

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.

Pressmeddelande: Rallyteam Annie Seel och Marcus Sundh kör i Prideparaden

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Rallyföraren Annie Seel och codriver Marcus Sundh deltar i Prideparaden

För första gången kommer ett rallyteam medverka i Prideparaden. Annie Seel och hennes codriver Marcus Sundh kommer köra ekipaget “Rally with Pride”  i paradens sportsektion.

Annie Seel är en av få kvinnor i hela världen som tävlar på toppnivå inom motorsport, och ofta är hon ensam kvinna i en extremt mansdominad sport. Hon blev i år historisk som den enda svensk någonsin som kört legendariska Dakar-rallyt med både mc och bil.

– Vi tar ledarflaggan! Rally har aldrig representerats i Prideparaden så vi tyckte det var dags. Motorsport är för alla – han, hon och hen!

Marcus Sundh är en ung och driven codriver som satsar allt för sin sport. Han är även Sveriges ende öppet homosexuella inom rally.

– Jag tycker det är viktigt att vi går i paraden av den anledning att oavsett så kan man utöva sin sport som den man verkligen är, sitt sanna jag. Att vara gay inom motorsporten är idag kärleksfullt.

– Jag är väldigt stolt att få ingå i en sån fantastisk gemenskap som motorsporten ger överallt. Det spelar ingen roll vilken etnicitet, sexuell orientering eller handikapp du har. De människor jag har mött pratar alla samma språk, och det är teamwork som gäller.

Tillsammans bildar de ett udda och framgångsrikt team. De åkte ihop första gången i Midnattssolsrallyt 2013 där de tog en klasseger. Så sent som för två veckor sedan tog de hem en förstaplats i klassen, och kom 10:a totalt i EM-deltävlingen Rally Historic Estonia som kördes i mitten av juli.


Prideparaden i Stockholm är en av de fem största i Europa med ca 40.000 deltagare. Årets parad har ett rekordsort antal anmälda ekipage.
Start lördag 1 aug, kl 13:00 från Mariatorget
Längd 4,6 km, karta:

Info Annie Seel:
Info Marcus Sundh: