Polish driver wins first place at third edition of Rally Jameel on International Women’s Day

Jameel MotorsRabigh, Saudi Arabia
March 11 , 2024
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Rally Jameel, the thrilling world-class navigational rally for women in the region, concluded its third edition on International Women’s Day in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh. The Polish driver Ewelina Chlebowska and German co-driver Hanna Riehle of Team Sandstorm Express won first place in the third edition of the rally, for the second year in a row.

Following them, Saudi driver Maha Al Hamali and American co-driver Eleanor Coker of Team Obiyya clinched second place, and British driver Catherine Munnings and Swedish co-driver Catalina Floberg of Team Altawkilat securing third place.

Rally Jameel, organized by Jameel Motorsport and supported by the FIA Women in Motorsport and the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF), witnessed record global participation, with 110 drivers and co-drivers from 36 countries. It offered a journey through Saudi Arabia’s most picturesque cities, covering a distance of 1600 km, starting from Ha’il, AlUla, Umluj, Yanbu, and concluding in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh.

In addition, the event successfully attracted international participation, with the presence of auto federations and companies such as The Swedish Automobile Sports Federation, Motorsport Ireland, the China Hanwei Motorsport team, and Toyota Gazoo Racing Jordan. This underscores Rally Jameel’s dedication to empowering women in motorsports and aligns with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to promote adventure tourism.

Munir Khoja, ‏Managing Director, Marketing Communications at Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, commented:

“As we conclude the journey of Rally Jameel’s third edition on International Women’s Day, I would like to congratulate all the brave women who participated this year. In this edition, the rally saw exceptional international participation, showcasing its global appeal and perseverance in cultivating an engaging motorsport experience that brings women together. Rally Jameel is a shining example of our commitment to supporting Saudi Arabia’s diversification programs aimed at empowering women and promoting adventure tourism. Congratulations to Ewelina Chlebowska and Hanna Riehle of Sandstorm Express who clinched the top spot for the second consecutive year in Rally Jameel, showcasing unparalleled skill and resilience”.

The Polish winner Ewelina Chlebowska from Team Sandstorm Express, commented:

“I extend our heartfelt gratitude for the support and encouragement throughout Rally Jameel. Winning in the third edition again is a tremendous honor, and we couldn’t have achieved it without the incredible teamwork that defines our partnership. I am immensely proud to be in the same team with Hanna and together, we’ve proven that with teamwork, anything is possible. This victory is a testament to our hard work and perseverance, and we are deeply honored to be crowned champions once more in Rally Jameel.”

Final classification of Rally Jameel Third Edition 2024 categories
#1Top three winners Category AW4:1.       First: Merehin Albaz and co-driver Faridah Abdullah of Geely Alwallan Racin team.2.       Second: Patricia Denning and co-driver Gretchen Swinburne of Motorsport Ireland team.3.       Third:  Reem Al Aboud and co-driver Margot Llobera of Jameel Motorsport team.
#2Top three winners Category PT4:1.       First: Maha Al Hamali and co-driver Eleanor Coker of Obiyya team.2.       Second: Joanna Hassoun and co-driver Dolyne Schlink of Beirut team.3.       Third:  Fawzia Bakhashab and co-driver Calheine Taye Perry of Bakhashab Sisters team.
#3Top three winners Category PT6:1.       First: Ewelina Chlebowska and co-driver Hanna Riehle of Sandstorm Express team2.       Second: Dania Akeel and co-driver Syndiely Wade of Jameel Motorsport team.3.       Third:  Samara Alghamdi and co-driver Sara Garcia of Samara team.
#4Top three winners Category PT8:1.       First: Catherine Munnings and co-driver Catalina Floberg of Altawkilat team.2.       Second: Enas Hamza and co-driver Noura Al Doriei of Hama Tuwaiq team.3.       Third:  Mona Kurdi and co-driver Mayada Alturki of Tair Albarr team.
#5Top three winners Category PTH4:1.       First: Fatma Banaz and co-driver Aurélia Roquesalane of Lexus team.2.       Second: Samar Rahbini and co-driver Antonia De Roissard of Lexus team3.       Third: Mashael Alhowaish and co-driver Anette Fjeld of Lexus team.
#6Top three winners Category PR:1.       First: Laura-Marie Geissler and co-driver Pochola Hernandez of LMG Racing Club team.2.       Second: Samara Alghamdi and co-driver Sara Garcia of Samara team.3.       Third: Yara Bou Monsef and co-driver Raquel Cecilia of Yara Bou Monsef team.
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