Toksport WRT drivers Orhan Avcioglu and Burçin Korkmaz claimed their first victory at Ege Rally in the opening round of Turkish Rally Championship. The duo completed the rally with a gap of 1 minute 16 seconds to their closest rival. Toksport WRT Group N drivers Menderes Okur and Ufuk Uluocak missed the podium chance just by 0.1 seconds and completed the rally 4th in Group N and 10th overall.
Toksport WRT signed with Orhan Avcioglu and Burcin Korkmaz for 2017 Turkish Rally Championship. The duo will be aiming the title of 2017 season under Toksport WRT colours.
Orhan Avcioglu said; ” I am excited and happy to be a part of Toksport WRT family for our goals for the future. We aim to be on top of the podium for 2017 Turkish Rally Championship. We will be driving a R5 Rally Car and I am impatient to make the first test with the car “
Toksport WRT’s young driver Ayhancan Guven won the Turkey Race of Champions 2016 and become the Champion of Champions. During the 2 day long race, 44 drivers competed from different disciplines . Can Tolon and Ayhancan Güven came to the final heat after the 2 day event, and Ayhancan Guven beat Can Tolon and became the champion for 2016.
Adel Abdulla and his co-driver Sebastien Delaunay finished second in FIA T2 at Dubai International Baja Race and scored valuable points for the championship. Despite the electronic differantial problems during the first stage of the rally, the duo kept their pace and reached to podium at the end of the rally. The youngster Mansour Al Helei won the Dubai International Baja Group T2.
Adel Abdulla and Sebastien Delaunay finished 4th in their class on the opening round of FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies in Russia. The duo had the first experience on snow and unfortunately went off the road and stucked in a snow in the first stage and lost valuable times. For the rest of the stages they had no major problem and completed the race as 4th in their class.
After a higly competitive first day in Qatar, Khalid Al-Suwaidi and his co-driver Marshall Clarke ended the second day in huge disappointment with an accident in the stage. The crew had to retire in the opening round of FIA Middle East Rally Championship due to heavy damages in their Skoda Fabia R5.
Toksport WRT will take place in Arctic Lapland Rally as the season’s opening round. The team will compete in two categories with Ford Fiesta WRC and Ford Fiesta R5. Matti Koskelo and his co-driver Rami Suorsa will be driving Ford Fiesta WRC and Kimmo Kurkela and his co-driver Markku Tuohino will be in Ford Fiesta R5 for the victory.