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Tayseer and company speed onto Round 3

By Roufan Nahhas - May 26,2016 - Last updated at May 26,2016

Ghaith Wraikat in action during Round 2 of Speed Test Championship at the Royal Automobile of Jordan racetrack (Photo courtesy of Jordan Motorsport)

AMMAN — The third round of the Speed Test Championship kicks off on Friday with the participation of 54 drivers including six from Palestine and one Jordanian woman driver at the Royal Automobile of Jordan (RACJ) racetrack.

With 40 points under his car’s hood, Mohammed Tayseer is topping the standings after a clean win in the first and second rounds followed by Ghaith Wraikat (30) and Ayman Najjar (24).

Tayseer clocked 1m16.700s, followed by Yazan Qatan (1m18.150s) and Ayman Najjar (1m18.650s) in the second round which was held at the RACJ.

The only woman driver Lina Hadidi is taking part in the event which is expected to draw a huge crowd.

“Being the only female driver in the event puts a lot of pressure on me as I will be competing against male participants. I consider Speed Tests as the core of my participation in auto sports and I am planning to do my best to continue working to gain more experience and participate in international events,” she told The Jordan Times.

“The list of participants is really impressive and shows the huge interest in such events, I hope we will see more female drivers in future events,” she added.

Hadidi won the Women’s Cup three times in 2015: Women’s Cup at Al Hussein Rumman Hill Climb, Women’s Cup in Jordan Rally Champion and the MERC Jordan Rally.

Meanwhile, Othman Naseef, Jordan Motorsport CEO, said that the event will be a crucial one.

“There is a 10 point difference between the first and second places and this can be changed easily so we have to wait. We are happy that the number of participants is always great and shows that there is a wide fan base for such events,” he said.

 

“Safety issues are always our main focus and we hope everyone will enjoy thier time,” he added.

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