Unsung heroes creating a desert storm

Unsung heroes creating a desert storm

The inhospitable terrain of the Moroccan desert is playing host to two enduros – one for intrepid ladies, the other for injured service men. David Evans tells their story and explains how rallying really can change your entire point of reference

The deserts of the world had gone quiet. Dakar was done. Mini had won. Stephane Peterhansel had found his trans-Atlantic touch and racing through the sand was a thing of the past for another season.

Until this week, when the Moroccan sands came to life with inspirational stories from two of the world’s toughest rallies. The Tuareg Rally and Rally Aicha des Gazelles are running right now.

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