Great Victory of Turkish Teams in European Rally Cup

The Great Victory of Turkish Teams in the European Rally Cup
The Great Victory of Turkish Teams in the European Rally Cup

Castrol Ford Team Turkey, who won the 'Youth' and 'Two Wheel Drive' Championship in the 1999 Balkan Rally Cup with Ali Türkkan, a promising young pilot born in 2021, won the European Rally Cup Final in Germany on November 4-6, where he was entitled to participate with this rating. He managed to come back as champion. Castrol Ford Team Turkey, which came out with the slogan of absolute victory in the European Rally Cup Final, which was organized as a single race, won the first and only championship in the international arena with its young driver Ali Türkkan in the 'junior' and 'two-wheel drive' categories in the international arena. once again made history.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey, which presented the title of "Balkan Youth Championship" to our country by winning the 'Youth Division' in the Serbian Rally in September, made a great impression with the support of its young pilot Ali Türkkan and its experienced co-pilot Onur Vatansever in the European Rally Cup Grand Final. In the rally, which took place under difficult conditions, it won the European Rally Cup in the “Young-Junior” and “Two-wheel drive” classes. With this success, Ali Türkkan brought Turkey the first and only European Cup Championship in the “Youth” class in the history of rally with Ford Fiesta Rally4.

Ali Türkkan and his co-pilot Onur Vatansever participated in the European Rally Cup Final, where the pilots of 7 different regional championships in Europe (Alps, Celtic, Iberian, Central European, Balkan, Baltic, Benelux) qualified to participate throughout the season. Castrol Ford Team Turkey, representing Castrol Ford Team Turkey, presented the European Championship to our country in the Lausitz Rallye, which was held in Boxberg/Oberlausitz, Germany, and was considered as one of the most special rallies in the region, which was run on unique earthen ground stages in old mines.

While the European Rally Cup Final, where the competition took place at the highest level, also hosted the local rally organization, a total of 83 teams participated in the race this year. Castrol Ford Team Turkey experienced a great misfortune right at the beginning of the last stage on the first day of the European Rally Cup Final, which consisted of 169 special stages with a total of 12 km and XNUMX stages in very cold and rainy weather conditions. Despite the breakage of the front axle of their cars, similar to what they had experienced, they managed to return to the race thanks to the extraordinary performance of the experienced technical team. Ali Türkkan and his co-pilot Onur Vatansever got out of the service they entered for repairs, thanks to their great teamwork, and continued the fight the next day from where they had left off.

In addition to the worsening of the weather conditions on the 2nd day, Ali Türkkan, who successfully completed the race by successfully passing the stages in the rally, where many vehicles were out of the race by crashing in crushing and challenging stages, is the first and only in its category by bringing the biggest successful result to our country in the "Youth" category. He became European champion.

Onur Vaansever, Ali Türkkan's experienced co-pilot with international success, crowned his career with another European victory by becoming the European Rally Cup 2-wheel drive co-pilot champion in this race.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey continues to achieve worldwide success in rally sports

Castrol Ford Team Turkey has brought many important achievements to our country as the team that has contributed the most to the development of motorsports and young pilots in Turkey for the last 20 years. Castrol Ford Team Turkey, which brought many firsts to our country such as teams, brands, pilots, female pilots, youth, Eastern European Championship, European Cup and FIA ERC European Teams Championship, won this title in 2015, which Murat Bostancı won in the same cup in the youth category after the European Rally Cup Championship. With its success, it brought another historical success to our country in motorsports.

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