Toksport WRT drivers have achieved significant success at the Sliven Rally, the fifth leg of the Balkan Rally Trophy . Orhan Avcioglu-Burçin Korkmaz won the second prize in the general classification and increased their claim in the championship.
After the race, Orhan Avcioglu said, “We have got good points for the Balkan Rally Trophy and we continue to be in a good situation. The whole race was a real solid fight for the first three drivers. ” saying that his goal for the Serbian Rally was a podium.
The Serbian Rally, the 6th leg of the Balkan Rally Trophy will take place between September 22nd and 24th in tarmac roads in the Uzice region in western Serbia.
Gilbert Bannout and Maxime Vilmot have finished the 2017 Rally of Lebanon in second overall in Skoda Fabia R5 run by Toksport WRT . After a 3 day challenging competition in Lebanon heat, the duo has completed the race on the podium and dedicated their performance to Gilbert’s former co-driver Sabrina de Castelli.
Second round of Turkish Circuit Championship took place at Serres Circuit. Umit Ulkü in his Nissan GT-R GT3 set the lap record of 1.14.904. He was first in the grid for qualifying session and won both of the races. Caglayan Celik drove his Seat Leon TCR for the first time and he scored third position for the first race and second position for the second race.
Toksport WRT drivers Menderes Okur and Ufuk Uluocak wins Group N in their Mitsubishi Evo IX at 42nd Yesil Bursa Rally. They led the Group N category from the beginning of the rally and finished on the top in his class. Orhan Avcioglu and Burcin Korkmaz retired in their Ford Fiesta R5 with an engine failure in the first stage of the rally. The exhaust manifold was broken and as a result, they lost the power and had to retire.
Ugur Soylu and Aras Dincer had their first rally at German Rally Championship with Skoda Fabia R5. The duo aimed to have more experience on tarmac stages and they get used to Skoda Fabia R5 in the fast stages of the rally. They had a smooth weekend without any major problem and completed the rally 15th overall.
Ayhancan Guven raced his 3rd round of this season at legendary Le Mans race track. He had a good pace during the weekend and he scored 10th time in Qualifying session among 61 cars. With the beginning of the race, he turned to an advantage of the accident of front runner cars and rose to fourth place. He completed the race 4th in overall and 1st in Benelux class. After the post-race scrutineering, race stewards decided to apply a penalty of 5 seconds due to an irregularity in his car’s brake cooling system. Toksport WRT objected the decision and made an appeal to FFSA. The race results were suspended until the final decision.
A challenging start did not stop Avcioglu / Korkmaz duo to be on the podium at the end of the Arad Rally. The duo struggled in a dust wall at the first stages in the first day and lost valuable times. They started the second day as 5th overall. With a good pace, they gained 2 positions and completed the rally on podium 3rd overall.
Toksport WRT, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux drivers Ayhancan Guven and Umit Ulku had an unlucky weekend in Zandvoort. Ayhancan Guven had the third position in the first qualifying session and the second position in the second qualifying session. Umit Ulku was first among B graded drivers and got the 6th position in the first qualifying session. With the start of race 1, Ayhancan had a crash and he had to retire due to mechanical problems at his car. In the second race, he had a good pace and finished the race third and hold the trophy on podium. In the technical control after the race, a 1 mm difference in the camber shim on the left front side has caused Ayhancan Guven to get a 5 position penalty and he finished the race eight overall. In the second race, Umit Ulku had a spin and ended in gravel trap. He couldn’t get his car back to track and retired. Next race of Porsche Cup will be held in the legendary 24h Le Mans circuit at 17 th of June.
The opening round of Porsche Carrera Cup France / Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux has been completed. Ayhancan Guven and Umit Ulku had a smooth weekend in their first race. Ayhancan Guven completed the first race 4th in Benelux and 10th in France Category and 13th in overall. In the second race Ayhancan climbed to the podium in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux and lift the trophy as third.