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Jordan Motorsport releases 2017 calendar, with new 4x4 events planned

By Roufan Nahhas - Feb 09,2017 - Last updated at Feb 09,2017

AMMAN — Jordan Motorsport the sporting authority for all motorsport events in Jordan, has revealed its calendar of activities for the 2017 season, with a total of 24 events — three more than last year — including speed tests, rallying, karting and drifting.

Jordan Motorsport CEO Othman Naseef told The Jordan Times that this season will witness a new championship.

"The calendar, which was approved by the board of directors headed by HRH Prince Feisal, will include a championship for the 4x4 vehicles for the first time in Jordan due to the importance of such a category in the world of autos," he said.

"In addition, we will have special events where we will have a mixture of [activities] such as speed test, drifting and karting which will appeal to everyone," he added.

According to the calendar, five speed test events, five drifting events, five karting events and four rallies are scheduled, in addition to the Jordan Rally, Al Hussein Rumman Hill Climb and three 4x4 events.

Drifting was introduced for the first time as part of the agenda in 2014, gaining popularity in a short time. 

The sporting authority is hoping that the 4x4 events will have the same impact, according to Naseef.

"The first Speed Test round will be held on Friday at the Service Park of the Dead Sea area, and we expect this round to be challenging and very popular among fans," he said.

"We hope that this season we will see more participation from women drivers and also from young talents."

Jordan Motorsports 2017 Calendar:

Speed Test

1st Speed     February 10

2ndSpeed     March 11

3rd Speed     July 7

4th Speed     August 24

5thSpeed      November 10

 

Al Hussein Rumman Hill Climb         July 28

Drifting

1st Drift      Februray 24

2nd Drift     March 24

3rd Drift     May 19

4th Drift      August 26

5th Drift      September 22

 

Rallying

1st National Rally           April 7

2nd national Rally          May 6

3rd National Rally          August 11

4th National Rally          September 15

5th National Rally          October 27

 

Jordan Rally (2nd round of MERC) May 4-6

Karting

1st Karting           June 8

2nd Karting          July 13

3rd Karting           July 14

4th Karting           August 25

5th Karting           September 29

 

4x4

1st 4x4        March 3-4

2nd 4x4       April 21

3rd 4x4       November 3-4

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