After these beautiful words, the Gazelles head to the hotel parking lot for the technical checks. They must show that they are prepared: helmets, sand ladders, straps, food-grade Jerrycan... Everything is checked to ensure a safe rally. Without forgetting, of course, the sticker workshop with the logos of the rally partners. This is also the time for the Gazelles to declare their prohibited equipment (cameras, smartphones, etc.) which they will have to hand in at the end of the prologue. Around the swimming pool, the medical team – doctors and nurses – ensures that all participants have a medical certificate allowing them to take part in the rally. The Gazelles must also show that they have all the medicines recommended by the organization in their first aid kit. Of course, the medical team is there to provide care for the teams if needed!