24 July 2019

Few events in the world enjoy the rich history of the Al-Hussein Rumman Hill Climb, which was launched way back in 1955 when His Late Majesty King Hussein stormed to victory in his Mercedes Benz 300 SL.


Incredibly, His Late Majesty won the event for his fifth and final time over 40 years later in 1996 driving a Ford Escort RS Cosworth, and on Friday an impressive line-up of 20 Jordanians will be vying to join the prestigious list of winners.


The current record for the 3km course stands at one minute and 48.76 seconds, set by Lebanon’s Roger Feghali behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Evo 6 in 2007.


The big question is whether the current entry will be able to topple the record and bring it back to Jordanian ownership.


Heading the field is Khatshik Shadian, but he will find stiff competition from the likes of Wael Mustafa, Firas Zoubi, Husam Salem, Ihab Al-Shurafa and Ghaith Wreikat to name just a few.


Action will get underway at 10am, with all cars running twice before the final run of the top 10 to determine the winner.