Why Jordan deserves to keep its rally

Why Jordan deserves to keep its rally

Despite a dodgy hire car and delayed and contorted schedule, David Evans's enthusiasm for the Rally Jordan remains undimmed, as he explains in his latest column. But will there be room on the calender in future World Rally Championships?

For those people who haven't been fortunate enough to turn their back on the Israeli border and take road number 40 from the Dead Sea back to Jordan's capital Amman, let me tell you about it. It's steep. And then it's a bit steeper and finally a bit steeper still. Such is the necessity to return to the black numbers on the altitude scale after spending the thick end of a week 400-metres south of the height the tide normally comes in.

So, steep road; wide road, two lanes with a decent enough hard shoulder. But steep.

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