Reigning Jordan National Rally Champion Khaled Jumaa has launched the defence of his crown with a victory in the Samarah National Rally.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7 driver opened his 2016 account with a fine win to take 25 points, and it puts him in a strong position ahead of round two which will be held during the Jordan Rally weekend from May 5-7.
Salameh Al Qammaz was second, while Bashir Azer was third. Ahmad Shaban won the Beginners Cup.
There was drama on the opening stage which had to be cancelled following a crash involving Ihab Al Shorafa, who was thankfully unscathed.
1st: Khled Jumaa and and Emad Jumaa, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7 – 47:28 min.
2nd: Salameh Al Qammaz and Ahmad Zeidan, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5 – 50:16.
3rd: Bashir Azar and Mohammad Al Atharbeh, Subaru Impreza – 1hr:00.45.