Egyptian female duo set to challenge for honours in new Jordan

Yara Shalabi © DR

– Egyptian rally star plans to cross Red Sea from Taba to Aqaba by kayak

An-all female team from Egypt will be challenging for honours in the forthcoming Jordan Baja, the Hashemite Kingdom’s first international cross-country rally since 1990. The three-day off-road event takes place in the stunning Wadi Rum area on September 27-29.

 

The Gazelle Rally Team’s Yara Shalaby and Nouran Ashry have entered in the car category and will line up against a strong field of Arab drivers for Jordan Motorsport’s exciting new footsteps into off-road rallying.

Egypt’s leading female rally driver is a mother, a banking IT specialist and has previously taken part in the Pharaons International Cross-Country Rally, the El-Gouna Rally Cup, El-Remel Desert Challenge Rally and the Al-Farouky Desert Challenge.

“It is not easy being an all-female crew in this sport,

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