Qatari driver Khalid AlSuwaidi, is competing in the fifth round of FIA World Rally Championship, Rally de Portugal in his TOKSPORT WRT prepared Ford Fiesta R5. Khalid AlSuwaidi – Marshall Clarke who is competing in FIA Middle East Rally Championship this season, will be starting to their third WRC rally of the season with TOKSPORT WRT. Sponsored by Culture & Sport Qatar Rally Team, the duo is aiming a podium result in WRC2 class. Rally de Portugal will start on 19 May Thursday and in the next four days the teams will cover 1684km in total where 368km is special stages.
The second round of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Rally Championship, 2. Şevketoğlu Rally is won by TOKSPORT WRT drivers Mustafa Bulutoğulları and Ahmet Özerdem. The second round of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Rally Championship, 2. Şevketoğlu Rally is won by TOKSPORT WRT drivers Mustafa Bulutoğulları and Ahmet Özerdem.
The rally organised by Northen Cyprus Touring and Automobile Club (KKTOK) in the honour of late Ahmet Şevketoğlu has started with the super special stage in Cemsa Karting Circuit. Racing with TOKSPORT WRT’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC Mustafa Bulutoğulları has completed the first stage with the best time of 03:49:731 which had a slippery surface due to earlier rain. Second day of the rally had 7 seven special stages with a total of 65 kilometer. Mustafa Bulutoğulları kept his lead all day and finished the rally as the outright winner even though it was his first rally in his new car. The winner duo also completed the 10,70 km power stage with the best time and added another three points into overall classification.
TOKSPORT WRT drivers Mustafa Bulutoğulları – Ahmet Özerdem are holding a strong position in the highly competitive Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Rally Championship after their recent victory. The championship will continue with the third round on 11 – 12 June.
Qatari driver Khalid Al-Suwaidi and his co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini participated to the first round of Middle East Rally Championship, International Qatar Rally with Ford Fiesta R5 of TOKSPORT WRT.The crew, sponsored by Culture & Sport Qatar Rally Team had a test before the rally to find the right set-ups and choose the best tyres for the tough gravel stages. Only 7 drivers could finish the 13 special stages covering 241km in a total route of 535km. Khalid Al-Suwaidi won 3 stages with a great performance. Qatari driver finished in the 2nd place in overall classification and had a succesful start to the new season. The following event of Middle East Rally Championship will be kicked of on 14-16 March, in Kuwait.
The opening round of FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) Qatar International Rally will take place in the gravel stages of Qatar on 4th-6th February. Qatar International Rally will be runned in 13 special stages covering 241km in a total route of 535km. TOKSPORT WRT is taking part with 4 crews in the rally. Turkish drivers Yigit Timur – Ufuk Uluocak and Vedat\ Diker – Erdal Oral will be competing with Mitsubishi Lancer EVOX of TOKSPORT WRT. Qatari driver Khalid El Suwaidi and his co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini is attending to the rally with Ford Fiesta R5 in the sponsorhip of Culture AMD Sport Qatar Rally Team. Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X of Abdulla Al Kuwari – Adhil Husain will be runned buy TOKSPORT WRT. The crew is sponsored by Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation. TOKSPORT WRT targets to dominate the rally and take the lead of group N class.
The opening round of Finland national rally championship 50th Arctic Lapland Rally, organised on 29-30th of January. Finnish drivers Matti Koskelo #2 and Kimmo Kurkela #3 participated in the rally with Ford Fiesta RS WRC of Toksport WRT.
The crews had a test before the rally to get used to Ford Fiesta RS WRC and to find the right set-ups. In the first day after 5 stages Kimmo Kurkela took the final spot on the podium and Matti Koskelo took 8th overall. In the first stage of the second day, Matti had an off which costed him 5 minutes. On the other hand, Kimmo took the best time of 2 stages while he was was getting used to the car and tough stages. However in the penultimate stage of the rally, he hit a snowbank and lost 10 minutes which costed him the last place of the podium. Kimmo was the fourth fastest in the last stage but it wasn’t enough for him to catch the podium. Jarkko Nikara was leading the rally in overall until he had an off in the last stage. TOKSPORT WRT driver Kimmo Kurkela missed a possibble podium chance but finished in the first place in class 7. The other driver of the team Matti Koskelo also hit a snowbank in the last stage and because of being late to TC he couldn’t take part in the classification.
The upcoming event for the team is the first round of Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) International Qatar Rally between 4-6th February. TOKSPORT WRT will be taking part as the only Turkish team in this rally and they are running twoTurkish drivers for the “Group N Champion” title.
TOK SPORT WRT is opening the 2016 season in Arctic Lapland Rally, which is the first round of Finland national rally championship.50th Arctic Lapland Rally, known as the coldest rally in the world, will be organised in -30C degree in tough weather and road conditions. The rally will start with 145 crews in 29th of January and 10 special stages covering 233km in a total route of 829km. TOK SPORT WRT is the only Turkish team attending to this legendary rally with 2 latest spec. Ford Fiesta RS WRC. Finnish drivers Matti Koskelo – Rami Suorsa and Kimmo Kurkela – Markku Tuohino will be competing for the top of the podium. The team is taking part in the most prestigious motorsport events including European Rally Championship and Middle East Rally Championship as a succesfull representative of Turkey. TOK SPORT WRT is starting the new season to aim at succes in all participated championships with their competitive cars and international drivers.