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/
Toksport WRT has dominated the final round of Turkish Circuit Championship in Izmir with 7 cars. The team has raced with 3 Seat Leon TCR’s in the super group and 4 cars (1 Nissan GT-R GT3, 1 Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II and 2 Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen I) in Maxi Group.
Umit Ulku became the Turkish Circuit Champion in Maxi Group with Nissan GT-R GT3 and celebrated his 10th crown. Toksport WRT Rally driver Orhan Avcioglu raced this weekend in Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car and finished second in the first race and returned home with good memories from his first circuit race. Despite having an offtrack in the first race, Berkay Besler managed to finish 3rd overall in Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II. Caglayan Celik won the first race in Super Group with Seat Leon TCR and became third in the second race. Turgut Konukoglu also had a very good pace and he managed to complete both races in Super Group on the podium as second with Seat Leon TCR.
By the end of the race Toksport WRT has completed it’s 2017 season and already started to get prepared for 2018.