Khatsheek Shadian cruised to his fourth Al Hussein Rumman Hill Climb title in a row following a masterclass on Friday.
Held under the patronage of HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein and organised by Jordan Motorsport, the race attracted some of Jordan’s fastest drivers once again with two qualifying rounds held before the fastest 15 competed in the final round.
But there was no match for the dominance of Shadian who won in a time of one minute 50.65 seconds, a second slower than his time last year and off the pace of the 1m48.76s record held by Lebanon’s Roger Feghali.
With Husam Salem, an experienced speed test champion, unable to compete, Wael Mustafa became his closest challenger in a time of 1m56.10s with Amer Nassif coming in third in a time of 1m59.40 for the 3,000m course.
“Congratulations to Khatsheek on his victory, and well done to all of the other competitors who made it such a memorable day,” said Othman Nassif, CEO of Jordan Motorsport.
The event is one of Middle East motorsport’s oldest with past winners including His Late Majesty King Hussein. Feghali’s record was set in 2007.