Castrol Ford Team Turkey achieved an important victory by achieving the 1rd place in WRC3 in the Italy-Sardinia leg of the World Rally Championship, one of the most popular championships in motorsports after Formula 3.
Young pilot Ali Türkkan and experienced co-pilot Burak Erdener, who showed outstanding performance from the first stage in the rally, one of the most difficult challenges of the season, once again proved their skills and the speed of their vehicles to the whole world.
Castrol Ford Team Turkey, which made its mark in history by winning the first European Rally Championship for Turkey, proved its success by once again seeing the podium in the World Rally Championship (WRC), where it took the track again. With the support of Castrol Ford Team Turkey's well-established sponsors and the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation (TOSFED), the young pilot Ali Türkkan, who represented Turkey in the WRC1 category, at the Sardinia leg of the World Rally Championship, which was held in Italy on 4-2023 June 3, and his experienced co. -Pilot Burak Erdener took the 3rd place podium.
Competing in powerful Fiesta Rally3 vehicles with completely renewed exterior designs, Türkkan and Erdener displayed high performance from the first stage in the rally, one of the most challenging challenges of the season with the dirt stages. The duo once again demonstrated both their skills and the speed of their vehicles in the international arena.
Ali Türkkan and Burak Erdener will start in Estonia, Finland and Greece after Italy as part of the World Rally Championship.
Bostancı: We are one step closer to our goals
Supporting the duo as their pilot's coach and coordinator, Castrol Ford Team Turkey's champion pilot Murat Bostancı said the following about the victory: “Ali Türkkan and Burak Erdener had a superior performance in the Sardinia leg, where competition was fiercely competitive with muddy stages due to the pouring rain for three days. they performed. Successfully representing Turkey in the WRC3 category and being on the podium shows how talented they are. With this third place, we are one step closer to our goals. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this success. As Castrol Ford Team Turkey, we believe that we will achieve greater victories in the future with the support of our well-established sponsors and TOSFED.”
Murat Bostancı will continue to transfer his experience and knowledge gained in both Turkey and Europe for many years to the team.
The biggest success in Türkiye's history is Castrol Ford Team Turkey
Castrol Ford Team Turkey achieved the greatest success in Turkish automobile sports by winning the European Rally Teams Championship to Turkey in 2017.
Castrol Ford Team Turkey, which participated in WRC for the first time in 2008, won the first, second and third prizes in the FSTI class. Then, in 2013, he competed with Murat Bostancı in the Junior WRC (World Junior Championship) class. Lastly, he took the world rally stage in 2018 with Buğra Banaz in the Junior WRC class and with Murat Bostancı in the WRC2 class.
Young pilot Ali Türkkan, born in 3, and his co-pilot Burak Erdener, who successfully represented our country in WRC1999 with Castrol Ford Team Turkey this year, achieved many successes abroad. The duo won the only medal for Turkey in the 2022 FIA Motorsports Games, where they participated as the Turkish National Team with the support of TOSFED. Ali Türkkan, on the other hand, won the Young Drivers and Two-Drive Championship in the European Rally Cup and the Young Drivers and Two-Wheel Drive Championship in the Balkan Rally Cup with his co-driver Onur Vatansever in 2021.
Castrol Ford Team Turkey, the youngest rally team in Turkey, is taking firm steps towards its 26th championship in its 16th season in the Turkish Rally Championship.