September 29, 2015 – Qatar rally legend Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah can clinch his 11th Middle East Rally Championship title in 13 years when the series moves to Jordan for round six from October 15-17.
Al Attiyah stepped closer to the crown after an exhilarating Cyprus Rally which he won for the fourth time by the narrowest of margins from Kajetan Kajetanowicz, one of Europe’s leading drivers.
“Nasser has shown once again this year what a fantastic competitor he is so we are looking forward to him coming to Jordan along with the region’s other top drivers,” said Othman Nassif, CEO of Jordan Motorsport, which organizes the Jordan Rally.
“For sure, he won’t have it all his own way but he has won our event on a number of occasions and will be tough to beat. It makes for a very interesting event here in a few weeks time.”
Al Attiyah now leads the championship by 49 points from the UAE’s Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi. Victory in Jordan would give him an unassailable lead at the top with two round left in Oman and Dubai.
The Jordan Rally gets underway with a special spectator event on Thursday, October 15, followed by two days of action based out of the Dead Sea Service Park.