In snow, ice and biting cold, 16 (female) Mercedes-Benz employees gathered on the Swabian Jura to prove that they had the right stuff to take their place in the cockpit of the coveted Rally Vito 4×4. Beforehand they had already successfully proven themselves against approximately 100 other women. The competition entered the final round on the Swabian Jura: Ultimately, there were only two spaces available for the rally. The individual trials were correspondingly demanding. While driving blindfolded, the gazelles had to place their complete trust in their co-pilot’s instructions. Under the supervision of a professional rally driver, their task on the off-road training track with an incline of up to 27% was to find the right combination of intuition and daring. In contrast, freeing a Sprinter stuck in the snow – with only shovels and sand mats – called for teamwork. The ladies had to prove their skills at cleaning the air filter and changing tires in the “Vehicle basics” section. The selection process concluded with a navigation trial over the Swabian Jura. Equipped with a compass, a map and a ruler, the aim was to find a number of checkpoints along the route home. Finally, the time had come: The Rallye Vito 4×4 was revealed at a celebratory event. Behind the windscreen the names of the two lucky victors: Sabrina Trillmann (driver) and Astrid Ebermann (navigator).