|Jeddah Rally: New three-day Rally open to FIA-cars and bikes in January|
Held under the patronage of H.R.H. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Governor of the Mecca region, and H.R.H. Mishaal Bin Majed Bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Jeddah and head of the Jeddah Rally’s Higher Organising Committee, the three-day "Jeddah Rally" has now been officially confirmed to run from January 30 – February 1, 2014.
The off-road event will run along a competitive route of approximately 500 km, with the selective sections being as long as 250 km in length. The event will start from the picturesque Abhur Corniche in Jeddah and the second and third legs will be centred around the north-east of King Abdullah Economical City in the Al-Biraika area.
Up to 30 cars will be permitted to race in the FIA T1 and T2 classes, in addition to a maximum of 20 motorcycles in various categories. There will also be space for a maximum of two T4 trucks.
Abdullah Bakhashab, head of the event’s executive committee, was delighted with the event’s seal of royal approval. “We will exert all our efforts, dedication and commitment to honour the Mecca region with a distinctive rally in compliance with the full support and guidance of our governors and the cooperation of all committees, governmental bodies and the private sector. We will now make efforts to attract the top world rally heroes to join our event at the Pride of the Rea Sea.”
The Higher Committee of the Jeddah Rally incorporates the General Presidency of Youth Welfare, Jeddah Municipality, the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiques in the Mecca region, a branch of the Saudi Red Crescent in Mecca, the Jeddah Police and Traffic Departments and Civil Defence Administration in Jeddah.
2013/11/05 | 23:45 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/PERKINS