Sandell determined to fight back on Jordan Rally

Sandell determined to fight back on Jordan Rally

02.04.2010: Red Bull driver Patrik Sandell will be back for the final day of the Jordan Rally Having rejoined the Jordan Rally on day two under the super rally rules, Red Bull-backed driver Patrik Sandell was hit by

Red Bull driver Patrik Sandell will be back for the final day of the Jordan Rally

Having rejoined the Jordan Rally on day two under the super rally rules, Red Bull-backed driver Patrik Sandell was hit by more misfortune today. The Swede set some promising times on the first two stages of the day, but was forced to stop halfway through the first run over the longest stage of the rally: the 41-kilometre Jordan River test (SS10). Nonetheless, he is still classified eighth in the Super 2000 World Rally Championship standings heading into the final day - and he is determined to fight on.

On the previous stage, an impact with the rock had broken the gearbox casing on his Skoda Fabia S2000, causing the transmission to work erratically. Around 18 kilometres into the third stage of the day it stopped completely, leaving a frustrated Sandell by the side of the road.

He was not the only person to suffer a setback on the extremely rough roads of Jordan, round three of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship. Yesterday just two of the eligible cars were able to complete the opening day: a testimony to the devastating rate of attrition.

It was a similar story on the second day of the all-gravel rally, taking in six stages with temperatures in excess of 30 degrees Centigrade. The roads of the Jordan Rally have been excavated in the middle of the desert, meaning that several sharp rocks line the road. These were the cause of Sandell's problems both today and yesterday - but the 2006 Junior World Rally Champion has vowed to fight back.

"It's not been a lucky rally for us so far and today it just got worse," said Sandell. "After the test I really thought that we had the chance to do well, but circumstances have been against us. On the second stage today we were in a sixth-gear downhill corner that then started to go uphill; and as that happened I hit the ground so hard that it broke the casing around the gearbox. Oil started leaking out and on the next stage the oil temperature light came on and we had to stop. It's so disappointing but we'll be back tomorrow. It's not over yet."

Sandell's car is run by the Austrian BRR team, headed up by the experienced Raimund Baumschlager. Having sat alongside Sandell on the team's pre-event test, Baumschlager was equally surprised by the rally's unfortunate turn of events.

"I don't think anybody expected it to be as rough as it has been," said Baumschlager. "The conditions have been just like events such as the Acropolis, where the surfaces are terrible. I think what is happening is that the cars ahead are cutting the corners and dragging rocks onto the road. Then sometimes, when you come round a corner, it's just too late to avoid them. Tonight we're going to fix Patrik's car and tomorrow we still gave a great chance of scoring points."

Unusually, the final day of the Jordan Rally on Saturday contains eight demanding stages, including one stage that runs close to the place where Jesus Christ was baptised. Having finished fourth in Sweden, Sandell's priority will be to limit the damage and add to his points total in the Super 2000 World Rally Championship. With most of the frontrunners also hitting problems, the battle is still wide open.


Anthony Peacock - also photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/jordan-rally-red-bull-driver-patrik-sandell-super-2000-championship---78228.html

02.04.2010 / MaP

More News

Day 2 review stage by stage
02.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY 2010 SS8: Hirvonen crashes out Ford team-leader Mikko Hirvonen retired from Friday's competition in the Jordan Rally after crashing on the opening Suwayma test.The Finn, who was fifth overnight, cras more >>
Overall standings at the end of day 2
02.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY 2010 - day 21. 1 Sebastien LOEB M 2:41:06.7 0.0 0.0 2.   7 Sebastien OGIER M 2:41:31.3 +24.6 +24.6 3.   4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 2:41:34.4 +3.1 +27.7 4. 11 Petter SOLBERG  2:41:49.9 +15.5 +43.2 5. 2 Dani SORDO M 2:41:55.5 +5.6 +48.8 6. 5 Matthew W more >>
Sebastien Loeb leads after day two in Jordan
02.04.2010
Sebastien Loeb will take a 24-second lead into Saturday's final day of the Jordan Rally after ending Friday's competition with a fastest time though the repeated Jordan River stage. Earlier in the day Loeb said he was hoping for a 30-second cushion over Ford rival Jari-Matti Latv more >>
Desert Drama for Stobart’s Solberg
02.04.2010
FIA World Rally Championship Jordan Rally, April 1-3, 2010 after SS10An extremely tough morning at Jordan Rally saw Stobart M-Sport Ford’s Henning Solberg drop out of the top ten after suffering a puncture.  However, team-mate Matthew Wilson stayed cool as the heat built up in the Arabian kingdom, and the young Cumbrian moved up to sixth overall as a resu more >>
Latvala holding on in Jordan
02.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY SS10The battle for the World Rally Championship was turned on its head this morning when title chaser Mikko Hirvonen crashed out of the Jordan Rally.Hirvonen, who started day two in fifth overall, crashed 4.5 kilometres from more >>
Red Bull Jordan Rally day one
02.04.2010
KIMI IS NO FOOL ON APRIL 1 With millions of people all over the world playing practical jokes on each other for April Fools’ Day, the Jordan Rally was no exception.So, in the spirit of the day, which of the followi more >>
Citroën et le Rallye de Jordanie en chiffres
01.04.2010
Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena Dani Sordo / Marc MartiES1 : Rumman Forest (15,34 km) 6e +5’’6 6e +5’’6 3e +1’’0 3e +1’’0ES2 : Wadi Shueib 1 (8,65 km) 4e +4’’4 5e +10’’0 3e +4’’3 3e +5’’3ES3 : Mahes 1 (20,44 km) 6e +16’’6 5e +21’’3 more >>
Citroën prépare la tempête du désert
01.04.2010
Jordan Rally (31 mars – 3 avril 2010) – Jour 1Menant une course d’attente, les protagonistes du Championnat du Monde des Rallyes n’ont pas dévoilé toutes leurs cartes lors de la première journée du Rallye de Jordanie. A une demi minute du leader, cinq équipages sont groupés en une poignée de se more >>
Stobart Jump into Action in Jordan
01.04.2010
FIA World Rally Championship Jordan Rally, April 1-3, 2010 Update after SS7A measured approach saw Stobart M-Sport Ford drivers Matthew Wilson and Henning Solberg placed in the top ten of the overall standings after completing the first day of Jordan Rally more >>
Patrik Sandell in the points at the end of day one in Jordan
01.04.2010
After the opening day of the Jordan Rally, Swedish driver Patrik Sandell is eighth in the Super 2000 World Rally Championship classification despite being forced to retire from the day's action on the third stage.   Nonetheless, he will be back tomo more >>
Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala leads after day one in Jordan
01.04.2010
Jari-Matti Latvala will take a 30.2-second lead into day two of the Jordan Rally after winning three of Thursday’s seven special stages. But despite the Ford Focus driver’s comfortable margin out front, the outcome of the third round of the World more >>
Overall standings after SS7
01.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY 20101. 4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 1:11:31.5 0.0 0.0 2.   7 Sebastien OGIER M 1:12:01.7 +30.2 +30.2 3.   1 Sebastien LOEB M 1:12:03.3 +1.6 +31.8 4.   11 Petter S more >>
Overall standings top 15 SS6
01.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY 20101. 4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 1:03:29.2 0.0 0.0 2. 11 Petter SOLBERG  1:03:34.8 +5.6 +5.6 3. 2 Dani SORDO M 1:03:40.7 +5.9 +11.5 4. 7 Sebastien OGIER M 1:03:57.3 +16.6 +28.1 5. 1 Sebastien LOEB M 1:04:02.7 +5.4 +33.5 6. 3 Mikko HIRVONEN M 1:04:07.5 +4.8 +38.3 more >>
Overall standings after SS5
01.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY 20101. 4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 49:09.7 0.0 0.0 2.   11 Petter SOLBERG  49:17.1 +7.4 +7.4 3.   2 Dani SORDO M 49:18.8 +1.7 +9.1 4. 7 Sebastien OGIER M 49:32.5 +13.7 +22.8 5. 1 Sebastien LOEB M 49:38.3 +5.8 +28.6 6. 3 Mikko HIRVONEN M 49:42.9 +4.6 more >>
SS4 Overall standings
01.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY 2010 1.   4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 42:25.6 0.0 0.0 2.   2 Dani SORDO M 42:26.0 +0.4 +0.4 3. 11 Petter SOLBERG  42:27.1 +1.1 +1.5 4. 7 Sebastien OGIER M 42:39.6 +12.5 +14.0 more >>
SS3 Overall standings
01.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY 2010.  1. 2 Dani SORDO M 34:06.7 0.0 0.0 2.   4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 34:07.5 +0.8 +0.8 3.   11 Petter SOLBERG  34:10.8 +3.3 +4.1 4. 7 Sebastien OGIER M 34:19.3 +8.5 more >>
SS2 Overall Standings
01.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY 20101. 4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 19:17.3 0.0 0.0 2. 11 Petter SOLBERG  19:21.6 +4.3 +4.3 3. 2 Dani SORDO M 19:22.6 +1.0 +5.3 4. 7 Sebastien OGIER M 19:24.3 +1.7 +7.0 5.   1 Sebastien LOEB M 19:27.3 +3.0 +10.0 6.   6 Henning SOLBERG M 19:29.3 more >>
Latvala leads for Ford after SS2
01.04.2010
Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala holds a 4.3-second lead over Citroen privateer Petter Solberg following the opening two stages of the Jordan Rally, round three of the World Rally Championship.Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila have been fastest on both runs so far, the 15.34-kilometre Rumman Forest test and the first pass of the 8.65-kilometre Wadi Shueib stage. more >>
WRC Rallyes - Stage summary for Thursday
01.04.2010
JORDAN RALLY 2010   SS1: Rumman Forest. 15.34kmThe start in Jerash has brought the picturesque northern forest stage of Rumman into play, and it’s the only new stage of this year's rally. Rumman (Arabic for pomeg more >>
The Jordan Rally on wrc.com
01.04.2010
After the dust and gravel of Mexico, the World Rally Championship stays on the loose for round three, the Jordan Rally, which we'll be covering LIVE and FREE this week on wrc.com. The rally gets underway on Thursday 1 April from the ancient city of Jerash - one of the best preserved sites of Roman architecture in the more >>
Citroen trio quickest in Jordan Shakedown
31.03.2010
Defending World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb was the fastest driver at the pre-event shakedown for the Jordan Rally earlier today, with fellow C4 World Rally Car drivers Petter Solberg and Dani Sordo locking out the top three times.The four-hour test took place on a 2.3k more >>
Shakedown results
31.03.2010
JORDAN RALLY 2010 Here are the Shakedown times of the WRC drivers1. LOEB. Citroen C4 WRC. 1:13.42. SORDO. Citroen C4 WRC. 1:13.52. P. SOLBERG. Citroen C4 WRC. 1:13.54. LATVALA. Ford Focus RS WRC 09. 1:13.75. HIRVONEN. Ford Focus RS WRC 09. 1:13.86. OGIER. Citroen C4 WRC. 1:13.97. VILLAGRA. Ford more >>
WRC Rallyes - Drivers and Manufacturer standings
31.03.2010
Drivers' championship standings before Jordan Rally1.  FRA Sebastien Loeb 432. FIN Mikko Hirvonen 373. FIN Jari-Matti Latvala 254. FRA Sebastien Ogier 255. NOR Petter Solberg 206. NOR Henning Solberg 167.ESP Dani Sordo 128. GBR Matthew Wilson 69. ARG Federico Villagra 610. NOR Mads Ostberg 411. ESP Xav more >>
Jordan Rally's Dead Sea service park become a hive of activity in build-up to Easter weekend
30.03.2010
·         Lebanon’s Georgiou begins 2010 campaign at Dead Sea ·         Record number of S2000 cars on Jordan Rally entry·         Qatar’s Nada Zaidan and Jordan’s Al-Batikhi fly the female flag   more >>
A retenir Jordan Rally 1er – 3 avril 2010 Timing - Infos
30.03.2010
(manche 3/13) (1er – 3 avril)Surface : terreOù : Jerash Infos pratiques : Le parc d’assistance et le PC et le Media Centre sont situé more >>
Trois questions à… Xavier Mestelan-Pinon Responsable technique Citroën Racing
30.03.2010
Revenons sur le Rallye du Mexique, où Citroën a réalisé son premier triplé sur terre. A quoi attribuez-vous cette domination ? On parle beaucoup de l’adaptation du moteur à l’altitude…« Avant toute chose, je pense que nous avons fait une belle course : les C4 WRC ont bien fonctionné, sa more >>
Une part de désert pour les Citroën C4 WRC
30.03.2010
Jordan Rally (1er – 3 avril 2010) – PrésentationAprès la Suède et le Mexique, le WRC prend la direction de la Jordanie, pour un rallye tout aussi dépaysant que le more >>
Symtech Racing prêt pour le challenge du désert de Jordanie
30.03.2010
SWRC 2010, Rallye Jordanie 2010   Après une inaugurale participation mexicaine couronnée de succès, le pilote polonais Michal Kosciuszko retrouvera ce week-end le 2010 Super 2000 World Rally Championship au Rally de Jordanie. Une fois de plus, il sera au volant de la Ford Fiesta S2000 engagées sous les couleurs du Dynamic more >>
Pirelli ready to stay cool in Jordan
29.03.2010
Mikko Hirvonen used Pirelli tyres to win the Jordan Rally in 2008Just like Pirelli's road car tyres, which have to cope with all the conditions that the world's roads throw at them, the Scorpion rally tyre found on every car competing in the World more >>
Stobart Ready for Arabian Adventure in Jordan
27.03.2010
FIA World Rally Championship Jordan Rally, April 1-3, 2010 Event PreviewMatthew Wilson and Henning Solberg are targeting strong results at Jordan Rally as the Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team head into the third round of the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship. more >>
Ford Fiesta S2000 Crews Face Battle Royal in Jordan
26.03.2010
Six Ford Fiesta S2000s will contest Rally Jordan in what is expected to be a fiercely fought third round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship.The Ford Fiesta S2000 swept the board at the previous event, claiming all three podium plac more >>
Munchi's March On to Jordan Rally
26.03.2010
The Munchi’s Ford World Rally Team wants to step up a gear in its second outing of the FIA World Rally Championship 2010, Jordan Rally. Having shaken off any rustiness and re-acquainted themselves to driving the Ford Focus RS WRC at the highest level, Fed more >>
Jordan S2000 switch for Khalid Al Qassimi
20.03.2010
The UAE's Khalid Al-Qassimi has switched cars for the forthcoming Jordan Rally to enable him to mount a challenge for this year's Middle East Rally Championship title (MERC).Al-Qassimi, the Middle East title winner in 2004, had been lined up to drive a Focus World Rally Car as part of the factory Ford team in Jordan. But after strong performances in the opening two more >>
Podium mérité pour Sordo/Martí et Citroën en Jordanie
29.04.2008
1er Jordan Rally (24-27 avril 2008) Le podium final de la première édition du 'Jordan Rally', cinquième manche du Championnat du Monde WRC 2008, s'est tenu aujourd'hui à proximité de la Mer Morte, non loin d'Amman. Au volant de leur Citroën C4 WRC, Dani more >>
Florian Niegel erkämpft Rang Vier beim WM-Debüt in Jordanien
28.04.2008
Suzuki Rallye Junior Team Germany besteht Hitzeschlacht in der Wüste und feiert gelungenen Einstand in der Junior Rallye-Weltmeisterschaft (JWRC) Bei schwierigen Streckenbedingungen holten Florian Niegel und André Kachel im Swift Super 1600 Platz Vie more >>
Mikko Hirvonen übernimmt mit erstem Saisonsieg Führung in der Rallye WM
27.04.2008
• Ford Focus RS WRC-Pilot gewinnt taktisch clever Rallye Jordanien • Titelverteidiger Ford baut Vorsprung in Markenwertung weiter aus  Turbulentes Debüt der Rallye Jordanien im WM-Kalender: Mikko Hirvonen / Jarmo Lehtinen haben am Steuer ih more >>
Suzuki take positives from tough Jordan Rally
27.04.2008
Jordan Rally (HKJ), Sunday 27 April, day three SS17-SS22 Prior to the event, the third and final day of the Jordan Rally had been billed as the toughest. With the arduous Jordan River stage at 41.45km, the longest of the event run twice, it was not going to be a batt more >>
Points for Villagra and dream finish for Clark in Jordan
27.04.2008
FIA World Rally Championship Jordan Rally, 27 April 2008 Federico Villagra/Jorge Pérez Companc have equalled their best ever WRC result to make it three point scoring results on the trot, finishing the fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship in sixth more >>
His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan was attending the final day
27.04.2008
... of the 2008 Jordan Rally at the Dead Sea on Sunday.   He is pictured with HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein (left), Prodrive's David Richards, his former co-driver Philip Mills and Subaru driver Petter Solberg (foreground righ more >>

Kategorien

2001-2022 automobilsport.com full copyright