http://www.jordanrally.com/WRC/PublicNe ... =85&Type=PJORDAN’S FINISHING TOUCHES BEFORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE
Jordan has moved quickly to reassure the rallying world that it will deliver a safe and secure FIA World Rally Championship from April 14-16. The finishes touches are being applied to the first part of a sporting world championship double header for the Kingdom, with more than 1,500 competitors, officials and fans pouring into Jordan for the FIE Junior & Cadet World Fencing Championships from March 29-April 6. It will be closely followed by the world’s biggest rallying road show coming to town for the third time in four years with preparations bang on target for another fantastic event. “The safety and security of our visitors is of paramount importance to us and we, as organisers, are confident of delivering a successful event,” said Randa Nabulsi, Jordan Rally clerk of the course. “We would like to reassure our friends from the rallying world that we are confident of hosting a very safe and enjoyable event.” The third round of the WRC concludes today in Portugal before teams set off for the Middle East tomorrow. The April 14-16 rally weekend will also incorporate the Middle East Rally Championship on the final two days.
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http://www.jordanrally.com/WRC/Public/E ... =-1&type=RJR WRC 2011 PROGRAMME
Sunday 10th April
10:00 Service Park opens – Dead Sea
11:00 – 20:30 Rally Office open – Rally HQ
12:00 Media Centre opens – Rally HQ
Monday 11th April
08:00 – 21:30 Rally Office open
08:00 – 17:00 Reconnaissance
14:00 Media Accreditation opens – Media Centre, Rally HQ
Tuesday 12th April
07:30 – 20:30 Rally Office open
08:00 – 17:00 Reconnaissance
10:00 – 13:30 Certification / component sealing for Manufacturers’ and WRC Teams’ cars –Dead Sea Service Park
13:00 – 14:00 Weight checks for Manufacturers’ and WRC Teams’ cars –Dead Sea Service Park
15:00 – 17:00 Scrutineering / component sealing for P2 (except Manufacturers’ and WRC Teams’ cars) – Scrutineering Venue - Dead Sea
17:00 – 21:00 Scrutineering / component sealing for P3 and Non-Priority Drivers– Scrutineering venue - Dead Sea
Wednesday 13th April
07:30 – 17:30 Rally Office open
08:00 – 10:00 Shakedown - P1 and P2 Drivers
10:00 – 12:00 Shakedown - P1, P2 and P3 Drivers
12:00 – 14:00 Shakedown for other Drivers
13:30 FIA Pre Rally Press Conference – Media Centre, Rally HQ
Thursday 14th April
08:00 – 22:00 Rally Office open
07:00 Rally Start: Sections 1 & 2 – Dead Sea Service Park
10:30 Jerash Ramp
08:00 – 21:00 Rally Office open
08:30 Start of Sections 3 & 4 – Dead Sea Service Park
Saturday 16th April
07:30 – 21:30 Rally Office open
07:30 Start of Sections 5, 6 & 7 – Dead Sea Service Park
16:13 Finish of the Rally – Dead Sea Service Park
16:30 (approximately) Prize-giving – Podium, Dead Sea Service Park
17:15 FIA Post Rally Press Conference – Rally HQ
If Citroen Racing don't go there, how about Kimi's team support from Citroen?Kriss wrote:and maybe some points to Kimi
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Kimi is not a Citroen driver so I think he can go wherever he wantsMoominpappa wrote:If Citroen Racing don't go there, how about Kimi's team support from Citroen?Kriss wrote:and maybe some points to Kimi
Good question! I have been asking around today, to see if somebody could answer me that question, but I didn't have any answer as yet.Moominpappa wrote:If Citroen Racing don't go there, how about Kimi's team support from Citroen?Kriss wrote:and maybe some points to Kimi
I don't think Kimi or Petter could go there if Citroën doesn't go since mechanics, engineers and the whole infrastructure belongs to Citroën. But then, if they don't go there, they will face a very high fine from the FIA, since both of them have nominated Jordan for manufacturers poits. I suppose, Citroën would have to pay their fines and give them another rally for free if they can't go.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90374FIA, teams confirm Jordan presence
By David Evans Friday, April 1st 2011, 11:44 GMT
The FIA and the teams have confirmed their attendance at the Jordan Rally - with last-minute planning ensuring a new route for the trucks carrying the kit into the Dead Sea.
All the logistics for the WRC – Ford, Citroen, Michelin and North One Sport, will now go in through the Israeli port of Haifa before heading south-east to cross the border into Jordan.
The agreement was signed off yesterday morning and confirmed by the teams today. The boat will depart from Trieste not Venice and the trucks are departing Faro bound for the port today (Friday).
The logistics were re-routed after the recent violence and political unrest in Syria. Human rights groups have estimated more than 60 protestors have been killed in Syria in recent weeks.
A source told AUTOSPORT: "The decision was taken not to go through Syria, the option then was to go through the Suez Canal, but it was going to be difficult to get the kit to the Dead Sea in time for the start of the recce.
"Haifa and Israel was the next option and we've made that work. The final schedule for the boat has yet to be sorted, but it's likely to leave on April 6 and arrive on April 10. From there it will short journey to the Dead Sea. It's been a little bit hectic, but we've got there."
Ford's Malcolm Wilson admitted he was pleased with the outcome, saying: "Competitive mileage is important in these new cars. Testing is one thing, but getting out on another gravel rally is good for us, you always learn more when you've got the numbers on the door."
The initial reluctance to go through Israel was believed to be linked to the potential high-level of bureaucracy involved with the logistics of transporting the WRC into and out of the country.
The drivers of the trucks will have to park on the boat in Trieste and then make their own way to the port in Haifa, they are not permitted to accompany the vehicles.
The president of the FIA's World Rally Commission Jarmo Mahonen confirmed the fourth round of the WRC via an email, stating: "[The] FIA has monitored the situation in Jordan and being in touch with the event organizer [sic] latest today. [The] FIA's position is that Jordan Rally 2011 shall be taking place on earlier decided dates.
"The organisers have assured FIA they can offer a safe WRC event on their soil. Organiser and the Promoter are prepared to give all the competitors recommendations for safe arrival and departure routes to their event."
The Jordan Rally starts on Wednesday April 13 and finishes on Saturday April 16, running as it did last year, a day earlier to accommodate the Arabic weekend which is Thursday-Friday and not Saturday-Sunday.
So its gonna be a mix of Ravishing Black and White for Kimi Raikkonen this season