07 Mar 08
The organisers of the Jordan Rally have announced that stage and service area preparations are now complete and everything is ready for the country’s inaugural WRC rally which gets underway on 24 April.
A massive national effort, involving Government Ministries, Armed Forces and the private sector, has resulted in all of the 22 timed special stages, the shakedown venue as well as the brand new Service Park all being completed well ahead of schedule.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in this massive effort for their hard work in preparing the rally venues to such high standards,” said HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Chairman of Jordan Motorsport which manages and organises the event. “This is one of the biggest sporting or social events ever hosted in Jordan so it requires the support of all sectors of society to make it happen. We still have a lot of work ahead of us but I am confident that together we can put on a world class event that everyone - whether rally fans or not - can enjoy.”
All of the event’s stages are located within a 40-km radius of the Dead Sea headquarters with about half of the event being held under sea level. The brand new service park, which has been dug out of the mountains opposite the Dead Sea hotels, will be the focus of the WRC show and is where the teams will all be based during the three day event.