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    AMMAN & VARIOUS, JORDAN

    Mohammad Bin Sulayem, of Dubai, claimed victory in the 1200-kilometre Jordan International Rally which ended in Amman on July 27.But third-placed Saeed Al Hajri, of Qatar, retained his overall lead in the FISA Middle East Rally Championship with an 18-point advantage over Bin Sulayem.Bin Sulayem was making his team debut in a Toyota Celica Turbo.His team-mate, Michel Salem, of Kuwait, came second.Despite managing third place in the gruelling two-day event, the Jordan rally held little joy for the reigning champion.On the first day Al Hajri overturned his Rothmans Porsche 911 and on the second day he ran out of petrol when a fuel pipe fractured.After rolling his car Al Hajri fought back to get within two minutes of Sulayem when he ground to a halt on one of the final stages and had to be helped by a passing Bedouin.The three leaders had been well clear of the field of the field for much of the two days.The event took the 29 rally drivers from Amman, where King Hussein's son, Prince Abdullah, waved them off at the start, along desert and mountain tracks bordering the King's Highway, on to the ancient city of Petra, and then back to Amman.Only twelve drivers finished.Final results were Muhammad Bin Sulayem and Hassan Ali Talib of the United Arab Emirates, first in four hours 50 minutes and 12 seconds; Michel Saleh and Tony Samia, of Kuwait, also in a Toyota Celica Turbo, second in 5:05.33 and Saeed Al Hajri with John Spiller of Great Britain, third in 6:10.31.Salem Al Hajri heads the FISA Middle East Rally Championship table with 68 points with Mohammad Bin Sulayem trailing on 50.

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    JULY 26
    1. GV Car No.1, driven by Saeed Al Hajri, starts race. 0.07
    2. SV Car No.3, driven by Michel Saleh waved away by Prince Abdullah. 0.14
    3. GV Car No.1, along dusty road. 0.22
    4. GV Car No.7, Ahmad Al Zafairi along track. 0.27
    5. GV Car No.3 along track. 0.38
    6. GV Car No.4, driven by Tony Georgiou, upside down. (2 SHOTS) 0.44
    7. GV Car No.1 speeding through desert. 0.52
    8. GV Car No.6, Mohammad Bin Sulayem during race. 1.01
    9. GV Car No.2 during race. 1.11
    10. GV Car No.3, skidding sideways while taking bend. 1.26
    JULY 27
    11. GV Car No.1 travelling along road through heat haze. 1.42
    12. GV Car No.6 during race. 1.51
    13. GV NIGHT SHOT Winners Mohammad Bin Sulayem, driver of car No.6, and co-driver, Hassan Ali Talib, standing on car at end of race. 2.00
    InitialsGG/JRS

    SPORT: MOTOR RALLYING
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    Background: AMMAN & VARIOUS, JORDAN

    Mohammad Bin Sulayem, of Dubai, claimed victory in the 1200-kilometre Jordan International Rally which ended in Amman on July 27.But third-placed Saeed Al Hajri, of Qatar, retained his overall lead in the FISA Middle East Rally Championship with an 18-point advantage over Bin Sulayem.Bin Sulayem was making his team debut in a Toyota Celica Turbo.His team-mate, Michel Salem, of Kuwait, came second.Despite managing third place in the gruelling two-day event, the Jordan rally held little joy for the reigning champion.On the first day Al Hajri overturned his Rothmans Porsche 911 and on the second day he ran out of petrol when a fuel pipe fractured.After rolling his car Al Hajri fought back to get within two minutes of Sulayem when he ground to a halt on one of the final stages and had to be helped by a passing Bedouin.The three leaders had been well clear of the field of the field for much of the two days.The event took the 29 rally drivers from Amman, where King Hussein's son, Prince Abdullah, waved them off at the start, along desert and mountain tracks bordering the King's Highway, on to the ancient city of Petra, and then back to Amman.Only twelve drivers finished.Final results were Muhammad Bin Sulayem and Hassan Ali Talib of the United Arab Emirates, first in four hours 50 minutes and 12 seconds; Michel Saleh and Tony Samia, of Kuwait, also in a Toyota Celica Turbo, second in 5:05.33 and Saeed Al Hajri with John Spiller of Great Britain, third in 6:10.31.Salem Al Hajri heads the FISA Middle East Rally Championship table with 68 points with Mohammad Bin Sulayem trailing on 50.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECXO2PQQQRU0JSC316ZTUXRF1
    Media URN:
    VLVAECXO2PQQQRU0JSC316ZTUXRF1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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