Toksport WRT drivers completed the second round of World Rally Championship in Sweden. Toksport WRT had 3 cars driven by, Yigit Timur, Henning Solberg and Eyvind Brynildsen. The experienced Henning Solberg / Ilka Minor duo completed the rally in 7th position at WRC2 following their teammate Eyvind Brynildsend / Veronica Engan just by 1.2 seconds who completed the rally 6th at WRC2. Toksport WRT’s new driver Yigit Timur was on the wheel of the third Skoda Fabia R5 car and it was his first experience on WRC snow stages. Timur completed the rally in P14 at WRC2 and he said ” I had my first World Rally Championship experience this weekend at WRC Rally Sweden. I had 4 days of adventure with our new car and my new co-driver Maxime Vilmot. While we were getting used to driving on snow, geography, new car and new note system we stuck in the snowbank couple of times and we had to do a super rally. It was the biggest and the hardest race I’ve ever participated in, I had the chance to learn a lot of things during this rally. “
Rally Hadeland is over and Henning Solberg took the 3rd position. He was first on the road and he had to clear the stages from the heavy snow. This cost him a lot of time and the chance of fight for the lead . Eyvind Brynildsen followed Solberg just by 5.7 seconds and completed the rally in 4th position. Eyvind was leading the rally but in the fifth stage he spun and lost the lead and chances for podium. Yigit Timur was unlucky with his first experience on snow. He went off the road and couldn’t complete the rally. He said ” It was our first experience on snow and we had the opportunity to try different setups on our car. In the penultimate stage of the rally , my co-driver got hurt from a high speed jump and we stucked in a snow bank due to lack of concentration. We managed to recover the car but we decided not to continue to rally and headed back to service area. We are still happy to have this experience before WRC Rally Sweden.”
TOKSPORT WRT as the only Turkish Rally Team competing in FIA Middle Eastern Rally Championship, is entering the second round Kuwait Rally with four cars. Two cars each will be competing from Turkey and Qatar. The rally will be organized between 24 and 26 of March. During these three days, teams will be covering 583 km of stages including 212 kilometres of special stages.TOKSPORT WRT as the only Turkish Rally Team competing in FIA Middle Eastern Rally Championship, is entering the second round Kuwait Rally with four cars. Two cars each will be competing from Turkey and Qatar. The rally will be organized between 24 and 26 of March. During these three days, teams will be covering 583 km of stages including 212 kilometres of special stages.
Competing with TOKSPORT WRT’s Ford Fiesta R5 and under the sponsorship of Culture & Sport Qatar Rally Team, Khalid Al-Suwaidi is currently in the second overall position in the championship after the first round in Qatar. His Qatari team mate Abdullah-Al Kuwari is in second position in his class and fourth overall in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X.
One of the Turkish crews entering this year’s Kuwait Rally is Vedat Diker – Erdal Oral. They will be competing in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X and aiming the podium in Group N class. Vedat Diker who has countless national championships under his belt will be on the start line for his first Kuwait Rally.
One of the top contenders of FIA Middle East Rally Championship Group N Class, Yiğit Timur is aiming the top spot in his class after having a misfortune in the first round. After showing his speed and driving skills in the first round, he mentioned that as a team they are very well prepared for this round. Timur quoted “All our preparations for the Kuwait Rally has been completed. As always TOKSPORT WRT has prepared our car in its best condition. With my experienced co-driver Ufuk Uluocak we will be representing our country and aiming the top spot in the rally”