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Rally Jordan: Petter Solberg preview

Petter Solberg World Rally Team is en route for Jordan and the third event on the 2010 calendar. Jordan Rally is based by the Dead Sea, about one hour drive from Amman. We are in the Middle East, and Jordan, with its population of 5,7 million ...

Petter Solberg World Rally Team is en route for Jordan and the third event on the 2010 calendar. Jordan Rally is based by the Dead Sea, about one hour drive from Amman. We are in the Middle East, and Jordan, with its population of 5,7 million people, borders to Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the West Bank. The surface is gravel and we are expecting temperatures up to 50 degrees. From the extreme altitude in Mexico, we are now preparing for extreme heat in the Middle East.

- Jordan will be extremely exciting, says Petter Solberg. - Everything was perfect in Mexico and that second place felt so, so good. We will be using our second car for the first time in Jordan, together with a new and improved engine. I have already been in Jordan for a couple of days, relaxing and spending some time with my son, Oliver.

Jordan Rally starts with Shakedown on Wednesday. The first proper day of rally will be Thursday and the final day is Saturday. A total of 21 stages will be contested over the days. The first time Jordan Rally was on the WRC calendar, were in 2008; Petter had to retire after he went off the road and Mikko Hirvonen won the event.

-source: petter solberg

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Series WRC
Drivers Petter Solberg , Mikko Hirvonen