JORDAN RALLY Schedule

ROUND 5 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP  /  24 - 27 April 2008

Thursday 24 April: Ceremonial start

Rally Route

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.

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                     9.18km        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                     9.18km        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