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The Female Side of Dakar 2022: Introduction

Updated: Jan 4

It's that time of the year: the Dakar Rally, the most famous off-road race. Two weeks, over 8,000 kilometres of sand and dunes - and a strong female participation on the huge starting field. Here are the women of the 44th edition of Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.


Photo by Nacho Fidalgo / Red Bull Content Pool (Taye Perry)

2022 is a go and it's that time of the year for the most famous off road rally in the world - the Rally Dakar. The 44th edition is the third running in the desert of Saudi Arabia, with two scheduled weeks full of sand and dunes, adding up to 8.375 kilometers of stages for the impressive number of 4.258 participants registered. And among them, 52 women will aim to finish the hardest competition of the year.


The first stage will start tomorrow 2nd January and will lead through twelve days of racing - with a rest day on 8th January - until the final day on 14th January.


Today we saw the prolog to set the starting order for the first stage tomorrow, representing the first 19 kilometers to test the skills and the vehicles on the new ground from Jeddah to Hail.


Graphic by Dakar

No less than 52 female drivers will start the Rally Dakar 2022; 19 drivers, 32 co-drivers and one mechanic on a truck. Here is a list of all the female starters. We will discover them in the next posts during the event.


Bike

40 / Mirjam Pol / Driver / HT Rally Raid Hsqvarna Racing / NDL

98 / Sara Garcia / Driver / Pont Grup Yamaha / ESP

100 / Audrey Rossat / Driver / RossatFRA

128 / Sandra Gomez / Driver / Xraids Clinicas CRES / ESP


Car

210 / Taye Perry / Co-Driver / GPX Racing / DEU

238 / Laia Sanz / Driver / X-Raid Mini JCW Team / ESP

257 / Monica Plaza Vazquez / Co-Driver / Sodicars Racing / ESP

264 / Andrea Lafarja / Driver / Puma Energy Rallyteam / PRY

275 / Petra Zemankova / Co-Driver / Krestex Team / CZE


Light Prototype

301 / Cristina Gutierrez Herrero / Driver / Red Bull Offroad Team USA / ESP

310 / Dania Akeel / Driver / South Racing Middle East / SAU

311 / Camelia Liparoti / Driver / Yamaha Powered by X-Raid Team / ITA

321 / Annett Fischer / Driver / Yamaha Powered by X-Raid Team / DEU

321 / Annie Seel / Co-Driver / Yamaha Powered by X-Raid Team / DEU

323 / Maria Oparina / Driver / Team Maria Oparina / RAF

322 / Axelle Roux-Decima / Co-Driver / Rally Raid Comcept / FRA

332 / Mashael Alobaidan / Driver / South Racing Middle East / SAU

347 / Pascale Jaffrenou / Driver / Pinch Racing / FRA

347 / Francoise Hollender / Co-Driver / Pinch Racing / FRA

344 / Rosa Romero Font / Co-Driver / Valsebike Canarias / ESP

356 / Merce Marti / Driver / FN Speed Team / ESP

356 / Margot Llobera / Co-Driver / FN Speed Team / AND


SSV

408 / Molly Taylor / Driver / CAN-AM Factory South Racing / AUS

465 / Tatiana Sycheva / Driver / Xesha Motorsport / RAF


Truck

528 / Fina Roman / Co-Driver / KH7 Epsilon / ESP

534 / Syndiely Wade / Co-Driver / Gregoor Racing Team / SEN

537 / Marije van Ettekoven / Co-Driver / DDW Rallyteam / NLD


Classic

705 / Amy Lerner / Driver / A. L. Rally / USA

705 / Sara Carmen Bossaert / Co-Driver / A. L. Rally / BEL

713 / Delphine Delfino / Co-Driver / Aventure Girousse / FRA

718 / Jacobine Kamp-Noordsij / Co-Driver / CX Rally Team / ESP

723 / Anne Galpin / Co-Driver / Team FJ / FRA

732 / Olga Lounova / Co-Driver / Orion-Moto Racing Group / CZE

734 / Rebecca Busi / Driver / Busi Roberto / ITA

735 / Claire Deygas / Co-Driver / Cummins France / FRA

736 / Esther Pages Bolibar / Co-Driver / Salvador Fernandez / ESP

739 / Valérie Panagiotis / Co-Driver / Team FJ / FRA

743 / Audrey Sireyjol / Driver / Cummins France / FRA

749 / Florence Deronce / Co-Driver / Team Dakar Mercedes Racing Car / FRA

750 / Ilie Constanta / Co-Driver / Rallyeraid-Club-Germany/ ROU

755 / Olga Rouckova / Driver / Czech Samurais / CZE

759 / Giulia Maroni / Co-Driver / Tecnosport / ITA

766 / Cécile Douchez / Co-Driver / Team Clamens Pere Fille / FRA

777 / Nicola Shackleton / Co-Driver / Historic Team Zitzewitz / GBR

783 / Adeline Euvrard / Co-Driver / Euvrard / FRA

788 / Pilar Merino Garcia / Co-Driver / MerinoTeam / ESP

789 / Isabelle Masse / Co-Driver / GUY / FRA

790 / Esther Merino / Co-Driver / Merinoteam / ESP

791 / Constance Chenard / Co-Driver / Grabowski-Chenard / FRA

792 / Sonia Merino / Co-Driver / Merinoteam / ESP

800 / Lidia Ruba / Co-Driver / Momabikes Raid Team / ESP

803 / Elena Giaveri / Co-Driver / Team 511 / ITA

805 / Olga Merino / Co-Driver / Merinoteam / ESP

819 / Noemi Rodriguez Moreno / Driver / Team Tatoracing / ESP

821 / Ursula Ruppert / Co-Driver / Fun42-Racing / DEU

829 / Edith Nenninger / Co-Driver / Rallyraid-Club-Germany / GER

912 / Juliette Carnet / Co-Driver / Team Man Kat V8 / FRA

912 / Guislaine Broquet-Paget / Mechanic / Team Man Kat V8 / FRA

914 / Miranda van Middendorp / Co-Driver / DE Paauw Rally Team / NLD

919 / Simona Morosi / Co-Driver / R Team / ITA


Stay tuned for the stories of the female side of Dakar in the next two weeks!

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