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Rally Jordan: Red Bull leg 2 summary

KIMI LEARNS ALL ABOUT JORDAN RALLY AFTER SUCCESSFUL SECOND DAY Knowledge is power. The more that Kimi Raikkonen finds out about the Jordan Rally, the quicker he seems to get. He has now completed two full days in the car: the longest time he has...

KIMI LEARNS ALL ABOUT JORDAN RALLY AFTER SUCCESSFUL SECOND DAY

Knowledge is power. The more that Kimi Raikkonen finds out about the Jordan Rally, the quicker he seems to get. He has now completed two full days in the car: the longest time he has ever spent in it on gravel in competition. And he set times that were in the top 10 from start to finish today, ending up eighth overall.

"For me it's just learning, as I've said from the very beginning," he pointed out. "I needed to have more time in the car and also the stages today were a bit easier for me than yesterday. You need time to learn about the roads and what the place is like, so this is what we have been doing and the performances are gradually getting better. The more you know, the more confident you feel. Rallying is all about experience, and today has been very good."

It's clearly comes down to learning about Jordan. So here's a quick quiz about the country to increase your general knowledge: surely the key to driving like a champion.

1.The country is known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. But what does Hashemite mean?

a) The mountainous central region of the country
b) An early ancestor of the ruling family
c) The desert area that covers 90% of the country

2.Which of these countries does not have a border with Jordan?

a) Lebanon
b) Syria
c) Saudi Arabia

3.What was Jordan called, prior to the foundation of the Hashemite Kingdom?

a) Levant
b) Transjordan
c) Mesopotamia

4.One of the most famous tourist sites in Jordan is Petra. What is it also known as?

a) The rock city
b) The rose city
c) The ruby city

5.The River Jordan is the country's most famous river. Where does it end up?

a) The Dead Sea
b) The Red Sea
c) The Sea of Galilee

Co-driver Kaj Lindstrom's impeccable pre-event preparation also demonstrates the power of good information. "You try and anticipate every situation on the rally so that your driver can just concentrate on the driving," he said. "One reason why today has been good is that we were well-prepared after a solid run yesterday. Once again I was very impressed: you would never guess that Kimi has so little experience on gravel. And if you are wondering what the answers to the questions about Jordan are, the first one is (b), the second one is (a), the third one is (b), the fourth one is (b) and the last one is (a)."

-source: red bull

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Series WRC
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Kaj Lindstrom