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Lappi joins Ogier at Citroën

Lappi joins Ogier at Citroën

The 27-year-old Finn, who leaves Toyota Gazoo Racing after two seasons, is regarded as one of the WRC’s rising stars and believes partnering five-time champion Ogier can only help his career. “It’s a good opportunity for me to keep improving. After having learned many things from Jari-Matti Latvala last year and from Ott Tänak this […]

Meeke Returns With Toyota

Meeke Returns With Toyota

The Japanese manufacturer announced on Wednesday morning that Meeke will join Ott Tänak and Jari-Matti Latvala in factory Yaris World Rally Cars, and also confirmed a new deal for Finn Latvala. Meeke replaces Esapekka Lappi who will team up with Sébastien Ogier in a new-look Citroën Racing squad. The 39-year-old Ulsterman has not driven in […]

Ogier back to Citroen for 2019 WRC campaign

Ogier back to Citroen for 2019 WRC campaign

Sebastien Ogier looks increasingly likely to return to Citroen for the 2019 World Rally Championship. The reigning WRC champion, currently driving for M-Sport Ford, is expected to reveal his future imminently. Ogier has already made it clear his next contract will be his last one before retiring, but there is potential it could stretch as […]

Wales Rally GB: Ogier wins to close World gap

Wales Rally GB: Ogier wins to close World gap

Sebastien Ogier won the Wales Rally GB on Sunday to close the gap on overall leader Thierry Neuville to seven points, with two rounds to go. Toyota’s Jari-Matti Latvala had seized the lead in the morning, only for M-Sport Ford driver Ogier to retake it in the penultimate stage in north Wales. The Frenchman, who […]

Rally Turkey – Final Event Press Conference

Rally Turkey – Final Event Press Conference

Post event Press Conference 16 September 2018 . Present: 1st – Ott Tänak, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 1st – Martin Järveoja, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 2nd – Jari-Matti Latvala, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 2nd – Miikka Anttila, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 3rd – Hayden Paddon, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 3rd – Sebastien Marshall, Hyundai Shell […]

Tänak Completes Hat-trick of WRC Victories And Storms Into Title  Contention In Turkey

Tänak Completes Hat-trick of WRC Victories And Storms Into Title Contention In Turkey

Estonia’s Ott Tanak appeared to be struggling at the start of Rally Turkey’s return to the FIA World Rally Championship after the first gravel stages on Friday. But the Toyota Yaris WRC driver and co-driver Martin Järveoja were being cautious and began to climb through the field as their rivals were swept aside by dramatic […]

ABOUT THE RALLY

First international rally in Turkey was held in 1972, starting and finishing in İstanbul. In 1999, the idea of creating an all-new event as a WRC candidate was conceived. The next year in 2000, the Anatolian Rally based in İzmir was born. After being observed by the FIA, the rally became an official reserve event for the WRC.

Antalya and Kemer, a holiday region in southwestern Turkey was chosen in 2001 as the start and finish venue for the Anatolian Rally adopting a WRC format. In 2002, first foreign entries took part, Sébastien Loeb in a Citroën Saxo and Juuso Pykälistö in a Peugeot 206 WRC.

Turkey debuted in the World Rally Championship in the 2003 season in which only 27 of the 62 entries finished. The first two years were dedicated to Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) for gaining experience. In 2005, the Rally of Turkey hosted for the first time Production Car World Rally Championship (PWRC) drivers.

76 rally teams took part in the 2005 Rally of Turkey. Only 53 teams finished the total distance of 1,228 km. Repeating his victory of previous year, Sébastien Loeb of France won the cup at 4.21.48.00′ with his co-driverDaniel Elena.

The 2006 event was held from October 13 to October 15, 2006 around Kemer – Kumluca – Antalya in southwestern Turkey on rough, gravel roads up into occasionally snowy mountain roads. Rally headquarters and the service park were located in Kemer.

The Rally of Turkey returned to the WRC calendar in for the 2008 season. The 2008 Rally of Turkey took place between June 12–15 and was won by Mikko Hirvonen ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala and Sébastien Loeb. The rally was removed from the calendar after the 2010 event.

The Rally of Turkey was revived for the 2018 championship as a replacement for Rally Poland. The event will be based in the town of Marmaris in Muğla Province…

Stage Flash 17

Stage Flash 17

Date: Sunday, September 16th Day: 3 Flash N°: 17 Special…

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