The fifth round of Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland ended in a dispirited way for Berkay Besler at Norisring. The young Porsche driver struggled to find his rhythm in the qualifying and he completed the session in P13 for the first race and P15 for the second race. In the first race, he gained one position until the end of the race and he was P12 by the chequered flag. The second race started with drama for Berkay as he had a collision by the first laps and damaged his car by this impact. He also had a time drive-through penalty during the race and due to damages in his car, he had to retire from the weekend. This retirement cost him the leadership of Rookie class and he fell to third place in the championship. The next race of the series will be at Zandvoort Circuit Park.
Berkay Besler still suffers from lack of luck at the third round of Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. He made a good start to the championship by completing the first race on podium at the season opener Hockenheimring race. The second race at Autodrom Most was challanging for him due to accident in the first race of the weekend but he managed to get some points for the Rookie class. This weekend at Red Bull Ring, he had a leak in his radiator due to a small impact in the qualifying and he could do only couple of laps and became 22nd. By the end of the race, he was 15th and and scored 1 point for Rookie class. He completed the secod race P12 and got back the leadership in Rookie class. The next round of the championship will be at Norisring.
An unlucky weekend for Berkay Besler at Autodrom Most. In the second round of Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Berkay had to retire due to an accident in the first race. According to PCCD regulations, he had the right to change his heavily damaged chassis and engine but he lost his qualifying position and started from the back of the grid. The extraordinary work of the Toksport WRT team put him back on the circuit and he completed the second race 3rd in rookie and 18th overall. Next race of the series will be at Redbull Ring.
Berkay Besler made his debut in Porsche Carrera Cup Germany at Hockenheimring. The young driver scored P3 overall in the opening round of the season on saturday and completed P7 in the second race on sunday. He is leading the rookie championship with the points he scored this weekend. The next race of the championship will be at Autodrom Most in Czech Republic.
Toksport WRT’s young driver Berkay Besler gets his first win of the Porshe GT3 Cup Challenge 2019 Season at Bahrain International Circuit. Besler was strong all weekend long including the tests. He completed the first race in 6th position due to an impact with his opponent. Despite his bad luck in the first race, he had the fastest pace and completed the second race on top of the podium. In the last race, he was also second at the end of the race. The final race of the series will be at Bahrain Circuit on 30th of March.
Berkay Besler set his pace to be on the podium for both races at Yas Marina Abu Dhabi. The first race took place after the sunlight went down and it was a challenging experience for Besler. By the end of the race, he was on the podium in front of the championship leader and it gave him the opportunity to close the gap for the championship. In the second race, he also managed to be on the podium and closed the weekend with valuable points for the championship.
Young driver Berkay Besler had a good weekend in Dubai for the first race of Porsche BWT GT3 Challenge Middle East in 2019. Besler was on the podium for 2 times out of 3 races and with the points he collected, he is now second in the championship. The next round of the series will be at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi.
19-year-old young driver Berkay Besler received his trophy for being the Overall Champion of Porsche Sports Cup Deutschland 2018 from Alexander Pollich – CEO of Porsche Deutschland.
Besler became the Champion among 99 drivers in 2 different series and 6 different categories with a 14,6 points gap. He also received the trophy for becoming first in Endurance 5f category.
Besler said, “I would like to thank my Team Toksport WRT, my sponsors Copa and DYO and for sure to my family once again for believing in me and giving this opportunity.”
Porsche Sports Cup Deutschland 2018 Champion Berkay Besler will be competing in Porsche BWT GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. It will be a good training for him to get prepared for the upcoming 2019 season. Ever since its inaugural season in 2009/2010 the GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East is offering an ideal platform for the Arab world’s most promising circuit racing drivers to broaden their racing experience on the region’s most appealing race tracks.
The Calendar :
16 & 17 November: Dubai Autodrome
7 & 8 December: Bahrein International Circuit
25 & 26 January: Dubai Autodrome
1 & 2 February: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
8 & 9 March: Bahrein International Circuit
29 & 30 March: Bahrein International Circuit – Formula 1 Support Race
Berkay Besler celebrated his overall championship for The Porsche Sports Cup Germany in Hockenheimring. The great season finale took place in Baden-Wuerttemberg with more than 220 participants. Besler showed an impressive performance and got both race wins in Super Sports Cup. Unfortunately this performance did not help him to crown the title by his own and he completed the season 2nd in Super Sports Cup by 5,8 points. In the endurance series he won both races in his class and secured the title for 5f class for 2018. With all the points collected through out the year, Berkay Besler’s crowned the overall champion of Porsche Sports Cup Deutschland for 2018.