Jordan’s Khatshik Shadian broke the 12-year Al Hussein Rumman Hill Climb record on Friday, according to the Jordan Motorsport Media Service.
Shadian knocked almost half a second off the record set by Lebanon’s Roger Feghali in 2007, clocking a stunning 1 minute 48.28 seconds for the twisty and challenging track.
His performance all day was scintillating, with all three of his runs coming under the magic 1:50 mark, but his record breaker came in the final round to the delight of the large crowd. His winning margin was 4.77 seconds clear of Speed Test ace Husam Salem in second.
Wael Mustafa came in third with Ghaith Wreikat and Mustafa Attari finishing in fourth and fifth respectively.
The Hill Climb is the Arab World’s longest running motorsport event and was launched way back in 1955 when His Majesty King Hussein stormed to victory in his Mercedes Benz 300 SL.