Toksport WRT’s young driver Berkay Besler completed his first race event for the Benelux GT3 Cup Challenge at SPA-Francorchamps in Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II car . It was a difficult weekend for him as he had finished 19th in the first race . In the start of the second race, right after the start, he had a contact with an opponent and had to retire due mechanical problems.
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Toksport WRT to compete in Porsche Benelux GT3 Cup Challenge with Berkay Besler. 19-year-old Turkish driver will be driving Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II and he aims to score maximum points for the title.
Besler started his racing career with karting in 2008, became the 2016 X30 European champion and the 2016 BMC champion. For the first time in 2017, he was behind the wheels of a race car and he ran in Clio Cup Italy and finished the season as the 8th.
Berkay Besler said ” It will be my first season behind the wheels of such powerful and real race car and I want to do my best for my team, my sponsors and my supporters. I am really happy to be in such professional and experienced team and I thank Toksport WRT for this opportunity”
More information for the Porsche series can be reached from : https://www.gt3cupchallengebenelux.com/en/
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.
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.
Young driver, Ayhancan Guven, dominated the the weekend for Porsche Sports Cup Endurance Race which was held at Hockenheimring. Qualifying has been canceled due to heavy fog and drivers took the grid depending on their championship points. Ayhancan started the race on seventh row and climbed to second position at the end of race one. By the start of race two, he made an excellent driving and passed the finish line first under the chequered flag.
TOKSPORT WRT successfully completed the second round of Porsche Sports Cup with its Turkish drivers which were held in Redbull Ring Circuit in Austria.
In his maiden race in Redbull Ring, Ayhancan Güven has achieved strong lap times in both practice and qualification sessions. The other TOKSPORT WRT drivers Ümit Ülkü ve Bilal Saygılı has improved their lap times in each session during the weekend. All three drivers has finished the endurance race in their highly competitive Porsche 991 GT3 cars. Ayhancan Güven finished eight in his class, Ümit Ülkü and Bilal Saygılı finished eleventh and seventeenth respectively in their classes. 18 year old Ayhancan Güven has impressed public with his lap times in his maiden race in a Porsche in Bilal Saygılı . Güven is aiming for podium results in the coming races after getting more use to his car.
Porsche Sports Cup, one of the most prestigious and competitive championship in the world, will continue on 9 – 10 July in one of the most famous circuits in the world, Nurburgring Germany..