The rally is based at the Dead Sea, 50km south-west of Amman and at 427m below sea level, the lowest point on earth. The stages will run through historical and biblical sites around the Jordan Valley and Rumman forests, and all except one are...
The rally is based at the Dead Sea, 50km south-west of Amman and at 427m
below sea level, the lowest point on earth. The stages will run through
historical and biblical sites around the Jordan Valley and Rumman
forests, and all except one are fully or partially below sea level.
World famous areas including the Baptism site of Jesus and Mount Nebo,
where Moses looked over the Promised Land, will be part of the rally
route. Each day comprises two identical loops of tests with some roads
being used four times over two separate legs. The final leg is the
longest and contains a sting in the tail with two passes over the twisty
41.45km Jordan River stage which runs through 'no man's land' on the
Jordan - Palestine border. Drivers tackle 22 stages covering 359.26km in
a route of 983.44km.
ROUND 5 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
24 - 27 April 2008
Thursday 24 April: Ceremonial start Start Emaar South Park / Dead Sea 18.00
Friday 25 April: Day 1 Dead Sea - Dead Sea Start Dead Sea 08.00 SS1 Suwayma 1 13.03km 08.19 SS2 Mahes 1 20.00km 08.53 SS3 Mount Nebo 1 11.10km 09.38 SS4 Mal'n 1 13.46km 10.25 Serv A Dead Sea (30 mins) 11.46 SS5 Suwayma 2 13.03km 12.35 SS6 Mahes 2 20.00km 13.09 SS7 Mount Nebo 2 11.10km 13.54 SS8 Mal'n 2 13.46km 14.41 Serv B Dead Sea (45 mins) 15.35 Finish Dead Sea 16.20 Total 115.18km
Saturday 26 April: Day 2 Dead Sea - Dead Sea Serv C Dead Sea (15 mins) 08.00 SS9 Turkl 1 14.13km 08.53 SS10 Erak Elamir 1 12.47km 09.21 SS11 Shuna 1 15.19km 10.24 SS12 Baptism Site 1 13.13km 11.05 Serv D Dead Sea (30 mins) 11.58 SS13 Turkl 2 14.13km 13.06 SS14 Erak Elamir 2 12.47km 13.34 SS15 Shuna 2 15.19km 14.37 SS16 Baptism Site 2 13.13km 15.18 Serv E Dead Sea (45 mins) 15.44 Finish Dead Sea 16.29 Total 109.84km
Sunday 27 April: Day 3 Dead Sea - Dead Sea Serv F Dead Sea (15 mins) 06.45 SS17 Kafrain 1 16.49km 07.37 SS18 Wadi Shuelb 1 09.18km 08.10 SS19 Jordan River 1 41.45km 09.13 Serv G Dead Sea (30 mins) 10.23 SS20 Kafrain 2 16.49km 11.30 SS21 Wadi Shuelb 2 09.18km 12.03 SS22 Jordan River 2 41.45km 13.06 Serv H Dead Sea (10 mins) 14.06 Finish Dead Sea 15.00 Total 134.24km
Rally total 359.26km