Jordan Baja set to go back to world phase in March
AMMAN– Jordan Baja’s pledge to return ‘bigger and much better’ in 2021 is on track after releasing the supplemental regulations and opening the entry registration for the event arranged to happen from March 18-20, according to the Jordan Motorsport Media Service.
Following the reasonable decision to hold off last year due to the international COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan Motorsport is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the fourth round of the 2021 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas and the second round of the FIM Bajas World Cup (bikes) over the very same weekend.
The event will when again be based out of the Red Sea resort of Aqaba, home of the first two remarkable runnings of the Jordan Baja, with competitive kilometres going through the spectacular southern deserts of Wadi Rum.
” We can’t wait to invite back first-rate motor sport to Jordan,” stated Zaid Balqez, chairman of the arranging committee. “Cancelling in 2015’s event was the right thing to do under the scenarios, and we will be putting the strictest protocols in place, in co-ordination with the relevant Jordanian Governmental departments and the FIA, to make sure that we hold an occasion that is safe for all involved in March.”
The event will get underway with a spectator-friendly 2.85 km stage held in the heart of Aqaba on the afternoon of March 18 to make sure that fans have the opportunity to take pleasure in the action close up.
The city centre entertainment will continue into the night with a press conference, where spectators will hear from the international star drivers very first hand, followed by a ritualistic start.
On Friday, March 19, the competitive action starts in earnest with the hard 210km Wadi Rum stage in the early morning, followed by the 130km Al Disi phase in the afternoon.
On Saturday, March 20, rivals will deal with the gruelling 245km Salhiyah phase prior to going back to Aqaba for the ceremonial podium surface in the afternoon.
The very first Jordan Baja was kept in 2018 as a successful candidate event, and after that took its place on the full FIA calendar in 2019, an event won by Poland’s Jakub Przygonski with his German co-driver, Timo Gottschalk, in a MINI All4 Racing. The 2020 edition was set to consist of the FIM Bajas World Cup round for bikes for the very first time.
Prior to Jordan, the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas will check out Russia (February 4-7), Dubai (February 18-20) and Saudi Arabia (March 4-6), while the bikes will be introducing their World Cup season at the Dubai occasion before concerning Jordan.