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.
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.”
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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Ayhancan Guven raced his 3rd round of this season at legendary Le Mans race track. He had a good pace during the weekend and he scored 10th time in Qualifying session among 61 cars. With the beginning of the race, he turned to an advantage of the accident of front runner cars and rose to fourth place. He completed the race 4th in overall and 1st in Benelux class. After the post-race scrutineering, race stewards decided to apply a penalty of 5 seconds due to an irregularity in his car’s brake cooling system. Toksport WRT objected the decision and made an appeal to FFSA. The race results were suspended until the final decision.
Toksport WRT, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux drivers Ayhancan Guven and Umit Ulku had an unlucky weekend in Zandvoort. Ayhancan Guven had the third position in the first qualifying session and the second position in the second qualifying session. Umit Ulku was first among B graded drivers and got the 6th position in the first qualifying session. With the start of race 1, Ayhancan had a crash and he had to retire due to mechanical problems at his car. In the second race, he had a good pace and finished the race third and hold the trophy on podium. In the technical control after the race, a 1 mm difference in the camber shim on the left front side has caused Ayhancan Guven to get a 5 position penalty and he finished the race eight overall. In the second race, Umit Ulku had a spin and ended in gravel trap. He couldn’t get his car back to track and retired. Next race of Porsche Cup will be held in the legendary 24h Le Mans circuit at 17 th of June.
The opening round of Porsche Carrera Cup France / Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux has been completed. Ayhancan Guven and Umit Ulku had a smooth weekend in their first race. Ayhancan Guven completed the first race 4th in Benelux and 10th in France Category and 13th in overall. In the second race Ayhancan climbed to the podium in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux and lift the trophy as third.