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Impressive International Entry Announced For Rally Turkey

Impressive International Entry Announced For Rally Turkey

TOSFED officials have released the official approved entry list for Rally Turkey, round 11 of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship. Based in the resort town of Marmaris, the event takes place on September 12th-15th.   Thirty-one cars grace the FIA entry list with 11 World Rally Cars being joined by three crews competing in […]

Revised Rally Turkey Route Ready To Challenge WRC Teams

Revised Rally Turkey Route Ready To Challenge WRC Teams

Rally Turkey officials at TOSFED have now had the route for the 11th round of the FIA World Rally Championship officially approved by the FIA. The event will be based in Marmaris and takes place on September 12th-15th. The itinerary features 17 special stages and 310.10 competitive kilometres in a route of 988.50km. There are […]

Rally Turkey Media Accreditations Started

Rally Turkey Media Accreditations Started

All accreditation applications must be submitted in a written way using the official form which will be available for downloading. We suggest all applicants to read the FIA Accreditation Guidelines before submitting their applications. The Accreditation Guidelines and criteria for 2019 FIA WRC Events are published on the FIA website.   The Media Pass is […]

Ott Tanak Claims First Win In Portugal

Ott Tanak Claims First Win In Portugal

MATOSINHOS (PORTUGAL): Ott Tänak clinched one of the hardest earned victories of his short rallying career after an enthralling final leg of the 53rd Vodafone Rally of Portugal on Sunday.   The 31-year-old Estonian confirmed his ninth career WRC win and his seventh with Toyota Gazoo Racing. A third triumph of the season to follow […]

Loeb Returns as 61 Teams Enter Rally Of Portugal

Loeb Returns as 61 Teams Enter Rally Of Portugal

LISBON (PORTUGAL): Sixty-one teams and competitors from 23 countries will take part in next week’s 53rd Vodafone Rally of Portugal, the seventh round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship. There are 11 World Rally Cars, four drivers entered in WRC 2 Pro and 23 in WRC 2 on the entry list posted by the […]

Mikkelsen Tops Chile Warm-Up

Mikkelsen Tops Chile Warm-Up

ANDREAS MIKKELSEN CONTINUED HIS RICH VEIN OF FORM BY WINNING SHAKEDOWN AT COPEC RALLY CHILE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON. The Norwegian, who claimed a morale-boosting second in Argentina two weeks ago after a lean start to the season, was fastest through the 6.45km test at San Pedro de la Paz by 1.0sec. Rain made the opening […]

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…

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