Editorial


26 years ago
the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc became a pioneer in concept and innovation. Sweeping prejudices and clichés aside, the Rallye continues to grow, constantly shaping itself and evolving with the times, always faithful to its founding values: courage, the desire to push one's limits, loyalty, solidarity and social commitment.
 
Since its creation, the Rallye has earned the well-deserved respect of the people of Morocco and the general public, as well as its participants and partners alike.
 
Our strength has always been in planning ahead and looking to the future. We have been particularly mindful and innovative when it comes to protecting the environment.
 
We are proud to be the only motor sport event in the world with ISO 14001 certification (obtained in 2010), and to have the opportunity to present our environmental and social strategy at COP22.
 
Every year the event’s organizer works hard to strike a balance between the challenge of the terrain and the comfort of the bivouac, for these women from all walks of life who deserve our admiration.
 
We do everything in our power to promote their exploits to the world through the deployment of technical resources unequalled in the world of women's sport.
 
Unique, inimitable (despite certain attempts to do so), the Rallye would never have achieved such recognition without the famous "Gazelle Spirit" that makes it stand out in the world of off-road rallies, and reflects the values of our loyal partners.
 
Without all of these things, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc would be no more than an interlude, an aside in our busy lives.
As it is, the Rallye puts all of us back in touch with our basic humanity. It is the adventure of a lifetime.
An adventure that often inspires those it touches to change their lives and the lives of those around them.
 
An adventure that is summed up by the slogan "Once a Gazelle– always a Gazelle!
 
Dominique Serra
Creator and General Director of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles