With their fire truck, Séverine and Amélie do not go unnoticed at this 29th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc. Meet the members of this truck team, who are taking part in the event for the first time
It all started with a dare
“One day, at the end of 2017, I said to Séverine that I dreamed of doing the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc and she said, “dare you”. One week later, we were registered. It was a challenge at the time. And I couldn’t see myself doing it with anyone else. But we’re babies at this rally.” Their objective is simple: they want to have fun, and… “We’re a bit competitive so we’re setting ourselves goals as we go along. We’re testing ourselves as well!”
“It’s like our teacher”
For their first Rallye, the two colleagues chose to compete with an impressive vehicle that represents them well: “we find it beautiful, this fire truck, and it’s important to us because it has a history. It comes from a small fire hall in Gard and it was retired because it had a hole in the water tank. Often these trucks are auctioned off. This time, they agreed to give it to us.” Every day, they learn from their truck: “It’s like our teacher, it has good capabilities, we can trust it. But when it says no, it’s no. We have shovelled less than other vehicles, but we can’t go everywhere” states Amélie.