By on Monday, April 18, 2011


Jordan Motorsport has been officially thanked for saving the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), which was in serious danger of not going ahead following a logistical catastrophe faced by the big teams.

The event was reduced to two days after the route selected by the teams and the championship promoter North One Sport to reach Jordan was hit by a series of problems resulting in their late arrival into the Kingdom.

But Jordan Motorsport, led by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, worked around the clock to ensure everything possible could be done by launching a massive national effort involving a number of Government ministries to allow safe passage into Jordan for the 37 trucks. The convoy eventually arrived on the eve of the event and were supported by a dedicated team through the night to guarantee the event was able to start at all, reverting a two-day format from the originally planned three days.

At the end of the rally, HRH Prince Feisal received the Abu Dhabi Spirit of the Rally Award on behalf of Jordan Motorsport in recognition for all the extra hard work and effort. It was presented to His Royal Higness by Khaled Al Qassimi who drives for the Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.

The rally turned into one of the most spectacular events in WRC history. Frenchman Sebastian Ogier eventually won by just 0.2 seconds from Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala.

source: jordanrally.com

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