The third stage of Saudi Arabia’s first all-female, off-road navigation rally, Rally Jameel commenced in one of the world’s largest open-air museums - Jubbah, Hail. It holds one of the kingdom’s UNESCO World Heritage sites due to the vast amount of rock carvings from three different eras etched in the mountainous rocks that surround the oasis city.
The 84 participants drove a total of 267km with the special stage a length of 113km. The women drove through mostly desert terrain surrounded by ancient rocks that jut out of the golden sands.
The day ended with Camelia Liparoti of Italy and Rosa Romero of Spain topping the results in a Toyota Fortuna. Second place is Sandstorn Express, driver Ewelina Chlebowska from Poland and co-driver Hanna Riehle from Germany in a Toyota FJ Cruiser. Third place is Saudi’s own Maha Alhamali with her co-driver Perry Taye navigating in a Toyota Land Cruiser.
Tomorrow, the last stage of the second edition of Rally Jameel, will start in Hail and end in Al Qassim - the land of dates.
Source Rally Jameel / Icarus Sports