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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 […]

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Stage Flash 17

Date: Sunday, September 16th Day: 3 Flash N°: 17 Special stage: Marmaris 2 (Power Stage) Distance: 7.14 km Weather: Hot and sunny Road conditions: Dry Car 1. OGIER/INGRASSIA “It was completely flat out from me as well. Pure pace is different. I did everything I could and we had a puncture on the rear left. […]

Stage Flash 16

Stage Flash 16

Date: Sunday, September 16th Day: 3 Flash N°: 16 Special stage: Gökçe Distance: 12.65 km Weather: Warm and sunny Road conditions: Dry and dusty Car 1. OGIER/INGRASSIA “There is no issue with tyre wear. We are missing a bit of pace compared to the Hyundais. We know it will be difficult to win the Power […]

Stage Flash 14

Stage Flash 14

Date:                                       Sunday, September 16th Day:                                         3                                                                Flash N°:      14 Special stage:                       Marmaris 1                                             Distance:    7.14 km Weather:                                Warm and sunny                                   Road conditions:                  Dry and surface cleaning                           Car 1.  OGIER/INGRASSIA “I think it is pretty short today and I don’t have much too lose. It was difficult to accept yesterday. I did […]

Service Flash G

Service Flash G

Date:            Sunday, September 16th Day:              3                                                                                                          Flash N°: 7 Service:      G (Asparan)                                                 NON- STARTERS – SUNDAY   Car 9.  LAPPI/FERM Will not restart after his accident on Saturday.   BREEN/MARTIN (car 11) and AL-RAJHI/ORR (car 21). Both cars were destroyed by fires on Saturday.   Car 40.  AVCI/ALKIR Will not restart after his crash on Friday. […]

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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Stage Flash 17

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

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Stage Flash 16

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

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Stage Flash 14

Date:                                       Sunday, September 16th Day:                                         3                                                                Flash N°:      14…

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Service Flash G

Date:            Sunday, September 16th Day:              3                                                                                                          Flash N°: 7 Service:     …

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