Come along as we rally with the Gazelles in Morocco (Part 3)Considered one of the toughest motorsports events in the world, the Gazelle Rally pits teams of two women against the harsh Moroccan desert. Our final episode finds three American teams in the top five.
So we're about to go out onto the very last marathon leg and honestly, the first thing I thought this morning was this is the last day I have to wake up at 6 o'clock in the morning. If we keep on our pace, we're gunning for fourth. So it's super exciting to be like in the top five. So today is all about no mistakes, being super precise and trying to forget that we're all ridiculously exhausted. Last night, we were coming through a crater on a dirt road. And other are climbing Our suspension just faulted, and the whole car lowered where the tires were actually touching the wheel wells. And we had no ground clearance. We tried to replace fuses, we tried to take the battery out and put it back in. Nothing worked. And so we ended up driving back at night about forty or fifty kilometers At that low height. Maureen and I went to give them some of our parts, cause that could help fix their car. Goes the mechanics and they determined that, that's okay until they start working on it this morning right before the start line the girls were able to get their car going. And get in the start line and they had to get their game face back on and their mojo to hit this day. So there's a lot of highs and lows in this rally and that's what's pretty amazing. And we just went through a big low last night and we're back on a big high just at the prospect of them finishing this race and Their goal was to be in the top ten they are third right now even if they can reach their goal but they have some new inspiration today. [MUSIC] I've been accused of being overly independent. I mean, if I put on the truck, you can't be overly dependent out there, you need somebody like I needed Sabrina. She needed me, and we both needed the truck. So you kinda learn to maybe, maybe trust people a little bit more. [MUSIC] We're at check six, which will open tomorrow at 6 AM on the second day of the marathon leg which is last day of the rally. And, I have felt every single emotion I could possibly feel today. And other coming in here like the spring out, you know this is the moment this is why we do this rally. Just powering through it, succeeding through all odds and chosing your own path, even though it might be different from someone else's but choosing your own path, and realizing that it wa the best choice for you, the best choice for you to bring yourself success. Can't do that. [MUSIC] [APPLAUSE] I'm sure there's a new verse to that. [MUSIC] You don't really know what you're gonna learn personally from the rally until you're out there. It reminds me that I truly can do whatever I want to do. Like I gotta Frickin defender across the Moroccan desert, and I didn't need any help. Well I needed a little bit of help. We had an issue with our battery, and it was leaking. And the battery was under my seat, so I had like all this heat pushing out against the back of my legs And for that very last checkpoint, all I could think was, this battery's gonna explode, and I'm gonna get a did not finish because of a stupid battery. So, honestly, when we crossed the finish line, the first thing I felt was relief because the car was still running. And then the second thing I thought was holy crap I've done it again. Yay. We made it. Woo hoo. Our car's gonna explode at any second. If we could access the Emmy and Sabrina of the rally in to our Emmy and Sabrina of the real life. We would be completely unstoppable. And that's what's incredible about this rally, is you find out really what you're capable of. And it's not the navigating and it's not the driving. I mean, those are skills. This is all about pulling something from inside yourself. [MUSIC] Now, the goal is to be able to [UNKNOWN] that hardness and bring it back to real life, and become a better person. [BLANK_AUDIO]