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2019 FIA Middle East Rally Championship, round 2

JORDAN MOTORSPORT PREPARES TO HOST 
SECOND ROUND OF REGIONAL RALLY SERIES

· Revised rally set for fanfare start at Abdali Boulevard in Amman 
· Qatar’s Al-Attiyah already focusing on Jordan challenge in new Volkswagen

AMMAN (JORDAN): Jordan Motorsport is putting the finishing touches to the route and logistics for the 2019 Jordan Rally, round two of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship, which takes centre stage in the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley areas on April 25th-27th.

Jordan is one of the most popular rallies in the Middle East and hosted a round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on three occasions (2008, 2010 and 2011). The event continues to use demanding gravel special stages that provide their own unique challenge to the region’s leading rally drivers.

This year’s rally will take place over 16 special stages and 226.62 competitive kilometres in a route of 636.64km. It marks the first FIA event for Zaid Balqez as chairman of the organising committee working alongside Clerk of the Course George Khoury, his deputy Omar Zarour and their experienced team.

The 2019 Jordan Rally will be based at the Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort and Spa with teams using the usual asphalt service area overlooking the Dead Sea – the lowest point on earth.

The ceremonial start will take place at Abdali Boulevard in Amman from 19.00hrs on Thursday, April 25th.

The super special stage has been moved from Thursday evening and will now run for 2.51km on Friday after the day’s opening gravel stages and then for a second time as the penultimate stage of the rally on Saturday (April 27th).

Teams will tackle two passes through the Mahes, Palms and Baptism specials on Friday before the action moves to two runs through the Suwayma, Rawda, Amar and Ma’in specials on Saturday. The ceremonial finish will then take place at the Dead Sea from 17.00hrs.

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah is the defending regional champion and a 12-time winner of the Jordan Rally. Fresh from winning the Merzouga Rally in Morocco last week in a Can-Am Maverick X3, Al-Attiyah has already confirmed that we will tackle the MERC event in a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 – the car making its first appearance in the Hashemite Kingdom.

The opening round of the championship in Qatar last month attracted one of the largest fields seen in the MERC series for several years.

Officials at Jordan Motorsport are hopeful that many of those drivers will enter the second round and join forces with the impressive number of local crews who tackled the recent National Rally.

Entries for the Jordan Rally officially close on Wednesday (April 10th).

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Neil Perkins, NDP Publicity Services, International Press Officer, 2019

Jordan Rally Media Service, Facebook Group: MERC

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April 17th, 2019

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HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT 🇰🇷 🇩🇪 ADJUST DRIVER LINE-UP FOR RALLY DE PORTUGAL 🇵🇹 WILL BE JOINED BY SÉBASTIEN LOEB 🇫🇷 FOR THE GRAVEL RALLY PORTUGUESE 🇵🇹

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Hyundai Motorsport adjusts driver line-up for Rally de Portugal

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed a revised three-car line-up for Rally de Portugal, round seven of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)
Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul and Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio will be joined by Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena for the gravel rally
The line-up reflects Hyundai Motorsport’s ambitions in an increasingly close and competitively fought manufacturers’ championship.

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May 21, 2019 – Hyundai Motorsport has revealed a change to its crew line-up for the forthcoming Rally de Portugal, round seven of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

Following a competitive performance at Rally Chile, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena will take part in Portugal alongside the previously announced Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul and Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio.

Loeb took third place in Chile, securing his first-ever podium in Hyundai Motorsport colours, and finishing as the highest placed Hyundai Motorsport crew. The result helped the team to retain its lead of the manufacturers’ championship after Neuville’s rally retirement.

Hyundai Motorsport holds a 29-point advantage in the title chase as the season approaches its halfway mark. The team has vowed to raise its game against tough opposition in another closely contested championship battle.

Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger-Amland will return to the i20 Coupe WRC for Rally Italia Sardegna next month.

Team Director Andrea Adamo said: “This decision was not taken lightly. We need to move forward as a team and make the most effective use of our versatile crew line-up. Sébastien and Daniel had a competitive event in Chile, and have found a good feeling in the car on gravel. We felt their contribution would allow us to increase our points-scoring potential in Portugal. We are trying hard to find a way to get Andreas’s confidence back and we are sure he will approach his next event, Sardinia, in the same way he was able to in Argentina. When you have a line-up like ours and look at the results from Chile, it’s necessary to react quickly.”

Sébastien Loeb said: “I had a great feeling with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC in Chile, which was shown by our podium finish. I am pleased to have the chance to build some important momentum by taking part in Rally de Portugal. This is an unexpected decision but I am feeling in a positive frame of mind and determined to get another strong result for the team.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mechanical issues hold back Kelly Racing TCR performance

Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW (19 May, 2019) Unfortunately mechanical dramas hampered Kelly Racing’s final TCR Australia race for the weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park. The team was able to improve the cars from yesterday and fix the gearbox issues that held up André Heimgartner and Molly Taylor’s Subarus. All four cars were able to complete Race Two with good pace.

In the final race André was able to get into second position in the #777 Kangan Institute Subaru WRX, however a suspension failure during a close battle with Dylan O’Keefe put the car off the track at the second to last corner and out of the race.

Chelsea Angelo went off the track at the same spot in her #37 Dare Iced Coffee Holden Astra due to a steering failure and also didn’t complete the final race.

Alex Rullo’s #62 Castrol Racing Astra had a good chassis balance and was quick in the corners, however it really struggled with straight-line grunt. Molly Taylor’s Castrol Subaru WRX also improved over the day, but suffered a puncture during the final race.

It’s still early days with these TCR cars and team is looking forward to improving them in the coming weeks and hitting the track at Philip Island for round two.

Kelly Racing Team quotes

André Heimgartner, #777 Kangan Institute Subaru WRX

“It was a bit unfortunate we managed to have some good tyre strategy and made some good places up in the races before and we were on for a good result in race three, we had a faster car than Dylan so I think we would have eventually got past but it wasn’t to be today.”

“We had a suspension failure at the second to last corner and that was that so disappointing to say the least after all of the gearbox drama we had to finally be able to get somewhere and then have this, it’s pretty annoying but we’ll regroup and see what we can improve for next round.”

Molly Taylor, #6 Castrol Racing Subaru WRX

“I felt like I made a lot of progress today in the two races, the pace was better than where we ended up so I just need to now work on my overtaking skills to make the most of that. We had that plan going into race two and unfortunately we got a puncture early on and a few issues with the front end that we need to look at once we get back to the workshop.”

“Overall though it was a great weekend, I really enjoyed it all. The team was fantastic to work with and so supportive of me. I just want to thank Nikki too who was my engineer, it was her first time solo engineering a car and she did a great job. Looking forward to the next race at Philip Island.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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