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.
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.
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 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 “
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.
Toksport WRT completed the 2016 WRC season with Rally Australia. Khalid Al-Suwaidi and Marshall Clarke had the best result of the season and scored 12 points becoming 4th in their class. Despite having a puncture on first day and a mechanical problem on second day, Khalid said that he is happy with the result and his new car Skoda Fabia R5.