BBC World Service: The Speed Sisters
by Matthew Bannister
A group of Palestinian women have formed the West Bank’s first all-female motor-racing team, called the Speed Sisters.
Suna Aweidah is the captain of this unconventional team of racing drivers. The eight-strong team is made up of Muslim and Christian women aged 18 to 39.
Not only are they challenging their male counterparts on the track, but also the often conservative nature of Middle Eastern society.
They recently competed in their first race as a team on what has always been a male-dominated circuit.