In First Participation, top Team 107 (Joëlle BESSON / Karin VAN HOOF - AmSpec) don’t let themselves get carried away and remain focused: “We took headings, we drove, we took a few risks. It’s a surprise. And yesterday we ended up in the middle of a mountain, we didn’t know if we would get through.” The two Swiss Gazelles are living the Rallye from day to day. And the dune day is a big day. But they are not feeling the stress: “We prefer not to anticipate. We’re a solid team, we met at the navigation training in Avignon and, since teams are allowed to follow each other today, we’re going to, and take the challenges as they come.” Behind them, Teams 191 (Léa BAUDIER / Alia BOUCHAMA - BMCE BANK) and 105 (Nathalie ROSSINI-RACAUD / Nathalie LEVERT - UMANOVE) appear confident. They set out to tackle Route X this morning, the most difficult but certainly the most gratifying and the most impressive!