27 Apr 08
The ‘Abu Dhabi Spirit of the Rally’ award has been presented to HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, the chairman of Jordan Motorsport, which organised this weekend’s Jordan Rally.
The award was given to mark the country’s successful staging of the new World Rally Championship round, the first hosted by an Arab nation in 32 years.
The award recognises parties demonstrating the same values that the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, stands for; respect, innovation, integrity and teamwork.
“This weekend marks the culmination of years of hard work by Jordan to host a round of the World Rally Championship,” said HRH Prince Feisal. “The Jordan Rally has proven to be worthy addition to the WRC calendar and has tested the skills of the best drivers the world has to offer. Abu Dhabi’s recognition of our efforts is a timely tribute and we look forward to strengthening our ties with the UAE as the two principal Arab supporters of the World Rally Championship.”
With over 1,000 people involved in running the brand new event, officials from the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority paid tribute to organisers for demonstrating the Arab world’s capacity to host leading international sporting events.
“In presenting this award to HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority recognises Jordan’s monumental efforts to achieve its dream of hosting a round of the World Rally Championship,” said Ahmed Hussein, Deputy Director General of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.