Jeddah — The 2021 Cross Country Rally Al-Baha Champion Dania Akeel announced that she is ready for her first official participation in the Dakar World Rally, held in the Kingdom from January 1 to 14, 2022.
Akeel shed light on her latest preparations for this big national mission in a press conference as one of the Kingdom’s ambitious female drivers. She also revealed the vehicle she will participate with, classified in the T3 class of the “Can-Am Maverick X3” category.
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Akeel expressed her appreciation to the Ministry of Sports represented by the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation; headed by Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal for their unlimited support.
“My participation in Dakar Rally is an essential step to enhance my experience in the world of rallies. Achieving participation is not a challenging issue as long as there is passion and will.”
“I participated in this competition to prove myself. I hereby express my appreciation to those who supported me in taking this crucial step. In particular, Minister of Sports, Prince AbdulAziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, and President of the Federation and the national companies; who supported me under the banner of my beloved country,” she said