Castrol Ford Team Turkey, which has made Turkey a history by winning the European championship, successfully completed the Bulgaria Rally, which took place on 14-16 May and gave points to the European Rally Cup (ERT). The promising young pilot of Castrol Ford Team Turkey, born in 1999, Ali Türkkan and his co-pilot Onur Vatansever achieved another critical success by ranking 1st in the “Youth Category” (ERT Junior) in the Bulgarian Rally. The duo also earned important points in order to participate in the European Rally Cup Final to be held in Germany in November as the 2nd in the “Two Wheel Drive Category” (ERT2) and 4th in the “ERT General Classification”.
Castrol Ford Team Turkey started the season with 2021 European Rally Cup (ERT) and Eskişehir (ESOK) Rally, the first leg of the Shell Helix Turkey Rally Championship. He completed the Rally of Bulgaria as he had targeted.
Finding the tire and adjustment strategy suitable for variable weather conditions and challenging stage conditions throughout the race, Castrol Ford Team Turkey started a controlled race from start to finish. Rally Bulgaria was also the first international rally experience of young pilot Ali Türkkan. Castrol Ford Team Turkey, wishing to put its name in the final of the European Rally Cup, won the first place in the European Rally Cup Youth Category (ERT Junior) with its young driver Ali Türkkan and co-driver Onur Vatansever at the end of 16 stages with a time of 1 hour 32 minutes and 2 seconds in Rally Bulgaria. and ranked second in Category 2.
In the ERT General Classification, the duo achieved critical points in fourth place as they targeted. With these results, Ali Türkkan reinforced his championship leadership in the ERT Junior and ERT2 categories.
Castrol Ford Team Turkey largely guaranteed the European Rally Cup (ERT) final
Castrol Ford Team Turkey, the European Champion rally team of Turkey, had the chance to experience the pride of flying our flag in the European Rally Cup final once again with the success achieved in Rally Bulgaria.
Onur Vatansever accompanied the young pilot Ali Türkkan in the Bulgarian Rally instead of his permanent co-driver Onur Aslan. Castrol Ford Team Turkey pilots Murat Bostancı - Onur Vatansever, who competed in the Bulgaria Rally in 2015, won this rally with their Fiesta R5 cars and took the lead in the European Rally Cup and presented the 2015 European Rally Cup to Turkey at the end of the season.
The European Rally Cup (ERT) final, which rally lovers are eagerly waiting for, will be held in Germany on 4-6 November this year.