Third Edition of Rally Jameel Kicks-off in Ha’il Today 

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Third Edition of Rally Jameel Kicks-off in Ha’il
  • This year’s edition boasts a mix of returning champions and exciting newcomers. 
  • Dania Akeel returns for her second shot at the title 
  • Veteran driver Maha Al Hamali, who impressed with a third-place finish in the inaugural edition, makes a welcome return
  • Ewelina Chlebowska of Poland and Hanna Riehle of Germany, from team Sandstorm Express who took first place in 2023, compete in this edition 
  • 110 drivers and co-drivers from 36 countries competing for the championship title

HA’IL SAUDI ARABIA: The third edition of Rally Jameel, the thrilling world-class navigational rally for women in the region, officially kicked off today in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia.

This year’s event boasts a record number of participants and international representation, with 110 drivers and co-drivers from 36 countries competing for the championship title, building upon the success of the previous editions.

Third Edition of Rally Jameel Kicks-off in Ha’il

The third edition of Rally Jameel, themed “She Shifts the World,” reflects the rally’s commitment to showcasing women’s empowerment in motorsports. The event culminates on International Women’s DayMarch 8th, 2024, adding another layer of significance to this to this unique race. Throughout the rally, competitors will navigate a challenging yet scenic 1,600-kilometer route spanning five diverse landscapes, from the hills of Ha’il to the coastal splendor of Umluj, and including iconic historical sites like AlUla and Yanbu before ending at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh

Third Edition of Rally Jameel Kicks-off in Ha’il

Ewelina Chlebowska of Poland, the returning champion of the previous edition from the team Sandstorm Express, said “I’m thrilled to embark on this amazing journey once more with women from around the globe. This rally shows that women have the bravery and determination to tackle new challenges. Best of luck to all participants, let’s embrace this wonderful journey together“. 

Third Edition of Rally Jameel Kicks-off in Ha’il

The event not only offers a platform for women racers but also attracts international participation, with the presence of auto federations and companies, such as The Swedish Automobile Sports FederationMotorsport IrelandChina Hanwei Motorsport team, and Toyota Gazoo Racing Jordan.

Third Edition of Rally Jameel Kicks-off in Ha’il

This year’s edition boasts a mix of returning champions and exciting newcomers. Last year’s winner, Hanna Riehle of Germany is joined by a strong Saudi Arabian rally drivers. Among them is the highly decorated Dania Akeel, who returns for her second shot at the title. Veteran driver Maha Al Hamali, who impressed with a third-place finish in the inaugural edition, also makes a welcome return. Completing the Saudi trio is Reem Al Aboud, a recent graduate of the GR Saudi Driving School, eager to make her mark in her first-ever rally. Catie Munnings, the British rally driver, and Carina Munte, the Chief Championship Officer and co-founder of the FIM E-Xplorer Championship, will also compete in the rally. Finally, Yara Bou Monsef of Lebanon and Raghda Kouyoumdjian of Jordan add an international touch to the diverse lineup.

Third Edition of Rally Jameel Kicks-off in Ha’il

Reem Al Aboud, from the GR Saudi team, said “Stepping onto the starting line of this year’s rally is an incredible feeling. As a recent graduate of the GR Saudi Driving School, I’m brimming with newfound skills and a thirst to put them to the test. While this might be my first official participation, I’m not here to simply observe. I’m here to soak up every ounce of experience, learn from the legends on the track, and push myself to the absolute limit. “

Third Edition of Rally Jameel Kicks-off in Ha’il

Text Credits: Rally Jameel 
Photo Credits: Rally Jameel 
Video Credits: ICARUS Sports

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