Guardian: Palestine’s Speed Sisters on track for race equality
by Harriet Sherwood
When Suna Aweidah pulls on her red overalls and slips behind the wheel of her car next Friday, she will empty her mind of everything but the race ahead. But there will be an indelible nugget of pride that she and her team, the Speed Sisters, are breaking through the traditional conservatism of Palestinian society to compete in a motor racing event on an equal basis with men.
As she eases her Opel Corsa on to the Ramallah race track, she will block out the yells of “Suna, yallah!” (“Let’s go!”), and focus on the map of the course she has memorised, and the techniques she has learned from British instructors.
“When I’m racing, I feel freedom. I love speed. When I’m on the track I can break the rules,” she said.
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