The Gazelles were decked out in their best finery for the final evening of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc.
The gala was attended by the Gazelles’ loved ones in addition to all the event’s partners, who had made the trip to Essaouira specially for this event. The festivities took place in a large marquee tent decorated in Moroccan style. “It’s grandiose, magical!” said Nathalie of Team 105 (Nathalie ROSSINI-RACAUD / Nathalie LEVERT - UMANOVE). The evening’s surprises included a phone call from Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “I am full of admiration and respect for everything you have accomplished” she declared, live from New York.
The event partners were thanked once again for their support, and the winners of each competition class were then called to the stage to receive more gifts: the iconic golden sand ladder necklace, symbol of the Rallye; a Saint-Honoré Paris watch; and Afriquia fuel coupons. The diner was accompanied by beverages supplied by Rallye partners Tsarine, Les Celliers de Meknès and Les eaux d’Oulmès.