After suffering numerous delays in transit, the boat carrying the WRC service infrastructure to the Jordan Rally has docked at the Israeli port of Haifa.
The boat arrived on Tuesday night but bad weather delayed docking until 11:00hrs on Wednesday.
The convoy of trucks is expected to arrive at Rally HQ on the east coast of the Dead Sea by 20:00hrs, which means that the schedule for the first day of the Jordan Rally is subject to change. Team managers and rally organisers are meeting to discuss a new schedule at 16:00hrs today (Wednesday).
“Our priorities for tomorrow [Thursday] are scrutineering, the ceremonial start and the shakedown,” said North One Sport event manager Simon Larkin. “The FIA has been co-operating with the scrutineering schedule because that has to come first.
The ceremonial start, which will take place in the ancient city of Jerash, was originally due to take place at 10:30hrs on Thursday.
“The shakedown is an essential process but there is nothing to stop us doing it after the ceremonial start if need be,” said Larkin.