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.
The Porsche Sports Cup completed its third race weekend of the season at the Nürburgring. Exciting races , more than 190 participants in the six racing series and driving events, and many visitors in the paddock caused a stir in the Eifel.
In the Sunday race of the Porsche Super Sports Cup, Berkay Besler celebrated his first victory of the season in the 991 GT3 Cup. The Toksport WRT driver drove a superb race at the top and was the first to be dismissed with a clear lead. On Saturdays the rainy weather demanded everything from the drivers. Shortly before the race started rain, so the start behind the Safetycar took place. As the rain increased significantly, some riders slipped off the rainy track. Thus, the Safetycar moved out again before the race management then prematurely ended the race for safety reasons with the red flag. Besler won the cup classification.
The opening round of Porsche Sports Cup Germany took place at Hockenheimring. Toksport WRT drivers Berkay Besler, Umit Ulku and Bilal Saygili competed in a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II car while Caglayan Celik and Yildiray Demircioglu shared a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen I car. The half of the race was ran under the rain and Bilal Saygili retired from the weekend due to an accident in the first race and damages in his car. Here are the results.
Super sports cup race 1
Berkay Besler DNF
Umit Ulku DNF
Bilal Saygili DNF
Caglayan Celik / overall 30 class 7
Super Sports Cup race 2
Berkay Besler overall 13 class 8
Umit Ulku overall 18 class 13
Bilal Saygili DNS
Caglayan Celik / Yildiray Demircioglu overall 19 class 2
Endurance race 1
Berkay Besler overall 5 class 4
Umit Ulku overall 7 class 5
Bilal Saygili DNS
Caglayan Celik / Yildiray Demircioglu overall 14 class 2
Endurance race 2
Berkay Besler overall 11 class 9
Umit Ulku overall 4 class 3
Bilal Saygili DNS
Caglayan Celik / Yildiray Demircioglu overall 28 class 6
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.
A two day testing at Intercity Istanbul Park Circuit was completed by Toksport WRT drivers. The race cars did over 1.250 km of testing in the Formula 1 circuit and team engineers gathered valuable data for the future. Berkay Besler was the quickest driver in the test and he did 1 minute and 59.34 seconds lap time in Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II car.