Etape 2 - 2014

Stage 2: Nejack / Nejack

Wind is slight this morning. Sand crisps in the mouth when Gazelles wake up at 4 AM. Routine settles down… Tiredness too. On schedule today, a stage with eight very spaced-out checkpoints. In total, the perfect course is 200kms long, full of “camel grass” (a small sand hump, covered by a dry grass tuft) and [...]

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Etape 1 -2014

Stage 1: Loop Nejack/Nejack

When you provoke the desert by looking for checkpoints, you should expect it to blow its answer… After a first night on the bivouac, it’s obvious you don’t ask a Gazelle “Did you sleep well?” but “Could you get some rest?” They woke up at 4 AM with the voice of Dominique Serra, the race [...]

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Prologue 2014

The Prologue stage to get their bearings

They dreamt about it, they trained there. Today they measured the rythme of the competition and took the temperature of the desert. After 28 hours driving from Barcelona to Tanger, Gazelles reached the Rallye’s bivouac near the city of Erfoud. Girls first had to standardise their odometers in order to erase potential measure differences and [...]

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Get your tank refilled before the start!

Gazelles take the start today, at the Trocadéro in Paris! Before finally going, they will warm up dancing on the emblematic song of the Women@Renault’s state of mind: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. By the end of this article, Jean-Marc Généreux offers you to watch his video and learn the official 2014 Gazelles’ Flash Mob’s choregraphy. [...]

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The desert within reach

The desert within reach!

We have never been so close to the start of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in Paris! Gazelles just came back from their preparation stages. Mediatraining, navigation and piloting hold no more secret for them. Let’s have a look at their experience in between good times and… good times! Here is their feedback in between [...]

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Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles

Who is Aïcha?

Courage, the desire to push one’s limits, loyalty, solidarity and social commitment, such are the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles’ founding values inspired by its creator Dominique Serra for 24 years now! How could she imagine back in 1990 the extraordinary passion its innovative concept would give rise to?! In 2010, Renault saw there its own [...]

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Gazelles 2014

Rallye’s launching party: one month from the start!

Wednesday, February 19th, we could feel agitation near the Seine at Renault’s head office. First-team and deputy Gazelles were gathered for the Rallye’s launchink drink party. Around pastries and biscuits coming from Colombian, Moroccan and Parisian ovens they shared a friendly moment with a few former participants, managers and 2014 candidates who are now all [...]

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More dunes than meets the eyes…

The selection weekend highlighted Gazelles’ mental and physical qualities. The five crews brought their synergy to light during the selection trials, each more intense than the next! Yet, they have still some way to go before being definitely ready to take their Duster’s wheel. The end of February will be studious! Three training courses will [...]

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équipage DDP

Off you go deputy Gazelles!

Unfortunately Lisa and Morgane won’t make it to the 2014 Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. Fortunately the Women@Renaults have more than one trick up their Duster not to be taken by surprise! Members of the Communication Department, Raphaëlle Gomez and Isabelle Mehar will take over from them. How did they feel this announce?! An announce they [...]

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