Toksport WRT drivers Orhan Avcioglu and Burcin Korkmaz were at the penultimate round of WRC, Wales Rally GB. The duo was on the Wales gravel for the first time and they went off the road in the stage and had a slight damage on the car. Except for the damage to the car, they had no mechanical problem until the end of the rally and with a good pace, they managed to finish rally 14th among 22 WRC2 cars and 33rd in overall.
Toksport WRT drivers Orhan Avcioglu and Burcin Korkmaz climbed to leadership at Balkan Rally Tropy after winning the Serbia Rally. After a 2 day battle with Plamen Staykov , Orhan made an enough gap before the last stage for winning the rally. Toksport WRT drivers for Group N, Menderes Okur and Ufuk Uluocak also made a good job and completed second in European Rally Trophy and finished 9th overall in Rally Serbia.
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 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.
Khalid Al-Suwaidi completed the Rally GB in 10th position in WRC2 and have his first point for the championship. The rally took place in Wales under rainy and slippery conditions. Despite having a puncture and loosing 4 minutes on the first stage, they have completed the day in 14th place. They kept their pace for the second day and with a maximum attack on third day, they finished the rally in 10th position and took the points.
The last leg for FIA MERC has been completed with the Cyprus Rally. Toksport WRT drivers Khalid Al-Suwaidi and Mustafa Bulutoglulari had to retire and Abdullah Al-Kuwari finished the race 29th overall among 47 cars. Khalid Al-Suwaidi forced to retire after stage 2 with an engine problem after a long jump and a damage to radiator. Mustafa Bulutoglulari retired after stage 9 with a roll.
The next round of FIA Middle Eastern Rally Championship, 2016 Jordan Rally will be organized between 5thand 7th of May. TOKSPORT WRT will be again representing Turkey in this rally with three crews, two from Qatar and one from Turkey. There will be 11 different nationalities competing the rally and TOKSPORT WRT drivers Vedat Diker – Erdal Oral are the only team from Turkey.
Following the ceremonial start on Thursday 5th of May, crews will be competing in the super special stage of Abdali. 2016 Jordan Rally is has total of 640km where 19 special stages will be run on 222 km. Driving TOKSPORT WRT’s Ford Fiesta R5 and sponsored by Culture & Sport Qatar Rally Team the duo Khalid Al-Suwaidi and Giovanni Bernacchini are the biggest threat to the legendary status driver Nasser Al-Attiyah in this year’s rally. The team’s other Qatari driver Abdullah-Al Kuwari is aiming the group N Championship title in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. The experienced duo Vedat Diker – Erdal Oral are also competing in the group N championship in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Multiple Turkish Champion Vedat Diker, is aiming the top spots of the podium in this rally after getting used to the tough conditions and unique challenges of middle eastern roads competing the first two rallies of the season.
The team who is following the championship from the first round has completed all their preparations for the rally. Running three cars in R5 and N4 classes, TOKSPORT WRT is aiming the top spots of the podium in this rally.