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We take on the ultra-challenging Gazelle Rally (Part 2)

The Gazelle Rally gets tense with stuck and broken vehicles, and a suspicion of cheating.

Emme Hall Former editor for CNET Cars
I love two-seater, RWD convertibles and own a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata for pavement fun and a lifted 2001 Miata for pre-running. I race air-cooled Volkswagens in desert races like the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000. I have won the Rebelle Rally, seven-day navigational challenge, twice and I am the only driver to compete in an EV, the Rivian R1T.
Emme Hall
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Watch this: Come along as we rally with the Gazelles in Morocco (Part 2)

In 2016 my navigator Sabrina Howells and I participated in the Rallye Aicha Gazelles, an all-female, nine-day, off-road event through Morocco with no GPS. Points are awarded for the shortest distance between checkpoints, not the fastest time. All navigation is done with a compass and a map.

This is a three-part video series of our third attempt to take the win in one of the toughest motorsports events in the world.

This second episode takes us to the charitable Heart of Gazelles, which brings medical services to the most remote parts of Morocco. We also get the Defender really, like really, stuck, the Morocco Taco has a problem and rally officials think we may be cheating.