Castrol Ford Team Turkey's Young Drivers Ready for the 46th Green Bursa Rally

Castrol Ford Team Turkey's Young Drivers Ready for Green Bursa Rally
Castrol Ford Team Turkey's Young Drivers Ready for the 46th Green Bursa Rally

European Championship to Turkey kazanCastrol Ford Team Turkey, which made its mark in history by making a name for itself, has completed its preparations for the 27th Green Bursa Rally, the second leg of the Shell Helix 29 Turkey Rally Championship, which will be held on May 2022-2 this year. The Yeşil Bursa Rally, which is traditionally organized every year by the Bursa Automobile Sports Club (BOSSEK), which celebrates its 46th anniversary this year, will also score points for the Turkey Historic Rally Championship and the Oğuz Gürsel Rally Cup.

The 2022th Green Bursa Rally, the second leg of the Shell Helix 2 Turkish Rally Championship, will be held on May 46-27 this year. Castrol Ford Team Turkey will also chase points for the Turkey Historic Rally Championship and Oğuz Gürsel Rally Cup in the rally, which will consist of passing 29 special stages over two days on a 465-kilometer-long asphalt track.

The first day of the rally, which will start with the start ceremony to be held on Friday, May 27 at 20.00:28 on the Traffic Training Track, will start on Saturday, May 09.00 at 19.00 from the service area in the Bursaspor Stadium Car Park. The teams will have completed the first day at 29 after passing the Delice, Sırma and Dağakça stages twice, and on Sunday morning, 16.15 May, after passing the Hüseyinalan and Soğukpınar stages twice, the rally will be completed with the finishing ceremony and award ceremony to be held in front of Bursa Hotel at XNUMX. they will be.

Our young pilots in their 20s dominate the “Turkish Youth Championship”

The young and promising pilots of Castrol Ford Team Turkey, which made a successful start to this year, have closed the first 3 places of the Turkey Rally Young Drivers Championship. Castrol Ford Team Turkey won the European Rally Cup 'Youth' and 'Two Wheel Drive' Championships to our country last year. kazandıran Born in 1999, Ali Türkkan and experienced co-pilot Burak Erdener became the leader of the “Young Pilots” class in the Bodrum Rally in his first race in the Ford Fiesta R5 seat. Efehan Yazıcı, born in 1999, took the second place in the Young Drivers classification in his first race in the Ford Fiesta Rally4 seat with his co-pilot Güray Akgün, while Can Sarıhan, born in 1998, took the third place in the Young Pilots classification with his co-pilot Sevi Akal in his Fiesta R2T.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey is the youngest rally team in Turkey with an average age of 22

Having left behind 25 successful seasons, Castrol Ford Team Turkey has become the youngest rally team in Turkey with its 22-year-old average, renewing its pilot staff to a large extent last year with the aim of supporting young stars in Turkish rally sports.

Ali Türkkan and Burak Erdener duo will compete for the summit

Castrol Ford Team Turkey's young and promising pilot and Redbull athlete Ali Türkkan and experienced co-pilot Burak Erdener are competing in the Ford Fiesta R5 this year. Following both the Turkish Rally Championship and the European Rally Cup, young pilot Ali Türkkan and co-pilot Burak Erdener will fight for the summit in the 46th Yeşil Bursa Rally. Ali Türkkan, who was the first to sit in the seat of a 5-wheel drive rally car with his Fiesta R4 in Bodrum Rally this year, made an ambitious start by finishing the race on the podium. Ali Türkkan, who started his piloting career with track races, wants to be a partner in the fight for the summit in the Yeşil Bursa Rally, which will be run on asphalt ground, where he is ambitious.

Ümitcan Özdemir and Batuhan Memişyazıcı duo will start to be partners in the summit again.

Ümitcan Özdemir and his co-pilot Batuhan Memişyazıcı, who have won back-to-back championships in the 2-wheel drive class with the Fiesta R2T car in recent years, will continue to compete with the 4-wheel drive Fiesta R5 this year, as they did last year. Last two races of the season last year kazanThe young pilot, who showed that he is now one of the strongest candidates of the Turkish Rally Championship, could only come to the finish in the 5th place in the Bodrum Rally, which was the first race this year, because the race was interrupted due to the fire. Ümitcan Özdemir and his co-pilot Batuhan Memişyazıcı will start the 46th Yeşil Bursa Rally to become a partner to the summit again.

The young pilots of the team, Efehan Yazıcı and Can Sarıhan, will compete for the summit with their two-wheel drive Fiesta.

Efehan Yazıcı, born in 1999, will race with his co-driver Güray Akgün in the Ford Fiesta Rally4 seat. Young talents in Turkish rally sport kazanHaving met rally sports within the scope of the "Drive to the Future" project, which was initiated with the aim of increasing kazanwill race to climb. Another young pilot, Can Sarıhan, who started the rally sport with the Drive to the Future project, was born in 1998 and will compete in the Ford Fiesta R2T seat with his co-pilot Sevi Akal. Competing in the "Youth" and "Two-wheel drive" classes, the young pilots Efehan Yazıcı and Can Sarıhan's goal will be to increase their pace even more by increasing their experience on the asphalt surface in this race.

Apart from the 4 teams that competed with Ford, which is the most preferred automobile brand in the registration list, with its performance, durability and deep-rooted history in rally sports, a total of 20 teams consisting of amateur and young pilots competed with Ford Fiestas in Yeşil Bursa Rally under the roof of Castrol Ford Team Turkey. will start. Ford brand is the most preferred automobile brand in the registration list in this race with its performance, durability and deep-rooted history in rally sports.

Champion pilot Murat Bostancı to guide young pilots

Castrol Ford Team Turkey's champion pilot Murat Bostancı switched from the pilot seat to the pilot coaching seat this year. Bostancı will be working closely with them for the development of the young pilots of the team this year as well. He will now work to transfer the experience and knowledge he gained in Turkey and Europe for many years to the other pilots of the team. Serdar Bostancı, who has been the team director since the first day of the team, will also be in charge of the team.

This year, the Fiesta Rally Cup continues at full throttle with its new concept, which is more exciting and competitive than before.

Continuing with its new format since 2017 by Castrol Ford Team Turkey and specially organized for Ford Fiestas, the Fiesta Rally Cup brings experienced pilots of all ages and promising young pilots a part of a professional team, while offering a highly competitive environment. This year, the competition was at a high level in the Bodrum Rally, the first race in the cup, in which two new categories, 4 wheel drive and 2 wheel drive, were added with its new concept, which is more exciting and competitive than before.

Bodrum Rally kazanErol Akbaş, who is now the leader of the Fiesta Rally Cup, also holds the Class 4 leadership in the Turkish Rally Championship with his 3-wheel drive Fiesta Rally3. Fiesta Rally Cup last year kazanAn Kağan Karamanoğlu is the second overall and the leader of the two-wheel drive class this year in the Fiesta Rally Cup with his two-wheel drive Ford Fiesta R2T. It also ranks second in the Turkish Rally Two-Wheel Drive Championship. Efe Ünver, who took the seat of the 4-wheel drive Fiesta Rally3 for the first time this year, is in the 3rd place in the Fiesta Rally Cup overall.

Since this race, Iranian team Saber Khosravi and its co-pilot Hamed Majd will also participate in the Fiesta Rally Cup, which is also open to international athletes. The team, which went through a comprehensive training and testing process with Castrol Ford Team Turkey before the race, will start this race with Ford Fiesta Rally5. The Iranian driver will start his first asphalt rally in his career with the 46th Yeşil Bursa Rally. Competing with the Fiesta R2, Hakan Gürel is the leader of the TOSFED Rally Cup, which is run on behalf of Oğuz Gürsel, one of the veteran names of rally sports, among the Turkish Rally Championship races this year. Levent Şapçiler, who is second in the cup, gets behind the wheel of his new car, Fiesta Rally3, together with the Yeşil Bursa Rally.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey is taking firm steps towards the 25th championship in its 15th season.

Castrol Ford Team, which raced more than 20 cars at the same time in the Turkish Rally Championship, continues to support the infrastructure of rally sports in Turkey. To bring the young pilots he supports to a competitive level in the European and World Championships, and to have worked in the Turkish rally sport again. kazanunmatched international championships to Turkey kazanCastrol Ford Team Turkey is aiming to become the 25 Turkey Rally Brands Championship, 2022 Turkey Rally Championship, 2022 Turkey Co-Pilots Championship, 2022 Turkey Rally Young Drivers Championship, and 2022 Turkey Rally Two-Wheel Drive Championship, this year when it celebrates its 2022th season.

2022 Turkey Rally Championship Calendar:

  • 28-29 May Yeşil Bursa Rally (Asphalt)
  • 25-26 June Eskişehir Rally (Asphalt)
  • 30-31 July Kocaeli Rally (Ground)
  • 17-18 September Istanbul Rally (Ground)
  • 15-16 October Aegean Rally (Asphalt)
  • 12-13 November (To be Announced Later)

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