Muscat: Oman’s rallying sensation Abdullah Al Rawahi bagged top honours in the third round of Jordan Rally Championship 2021 held near Dead Sea in Amman on Saturday.
Al Rawahi and his Jordanian co-driver Ata Al Hmoud finished on top in their Subaru Impreza STi N14 after covering a total distance of 167km in 40 minutes 39 seconds.
The Omani-Jordanian duo claimed first spot in all the four Super Special stages to take the lead in the Jordan Rally Championship after three rounds.
“I’m very happy to return to Jordan after a long break and claim the title in the third round on Subaro N14. Feels great to win outside Oman despite facing some difficulties during the races. Less power of engine, terrain was different in Dead Sea area, especially on Nebo and Main categories. So, happy to be on the podium with my co-driver Ata Al Hmoud,” Abdullah said after winning the title.
Jordanian drivers Youseff Al Asmal and Kayyal Nabil in Subaru Impreza STi N11 finished second with a timing of 43:05 in the third round.
Local drivers Ameer Nassif and Musa Djiyerian in Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X claimed third position with a timing of 43:42.
The event, organised by the Jordan Motorsport Association, included a gravel stage for 53.34km and the rest road sections in 166.59 km of total distance.
Abdullah and Al Hmoud had claimed the overall championship in the Jordan Rally 2019.