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Jordan Rally courses announced

(Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
(Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
AMMAN — The Middle East Rally Championship will pick on May 27 with the second round of the Jordan Rally, scheduled to last until May 29. COVID-19 had led to the removal of the Jordan Rally from the amended 2020 season calendar, where Jordan Motorsport brought this season’s rally by a week after the Oman Rally was postponed.  اضافة اعلان

Jordan Motorsport has also issued the planned courses for the two-day rally, which will be divided into six special stages on the first day and four special stages on the second. The athletes will compete over gravel roads in the Dead Sea and Mount Nebo regions, which had previously hosted one of the World Rally Championships rounds on three occasions; 2008, 2010 and 2011.

On the first day of the race, competitors will go through three special stages, taken twice, in the morning and afternoon, which are: Siyagha (9.80km), Adassiyah (34.70km), and Al-Maghtas (Baptism Site)  (11.34km). 

On the second day, racers, will be required go through two special stages, first, is the Jordan River (31.01) and Al-Joufa (26.35km). Competitors will also have to go through those stages twice throughout the day. 

This year’s Jordan rally has selected  Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea as its official headquarters, where all racers will need to abide by strict health protocols put in place to counter the spread of COVID-19. 

Qatar’s Naser Al-Attiyah rose to the top of the temporary general scoreboard after winning the opening round of the Qatar International Rally, marking the 15th win of his career and breaking a new record. Attiyah has also won the Jordan Rally 13 times.

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