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Neuville win in CORSICA

Neuville win in CORSICA

Neuville, driving a Hyundai i20, conceded his overnight lead to Evans in the opening speed test, but a final stage puncture for the Ford Fiesta driver handed the advantage back to the Belgian. Neuville finished 40.3sec clear of Sébastien Ogier, in a Citroën C3, to take the lead of the FIA World Rally Championship after […]

COUNTDOWN: CORSICA ROUTE

COUNTDOWN: CORSICA ROUTE

A THRILLING SELECTION OF TWISTY MOUNTAIN ROADS AWAIT COMPETITORS THIS WEEKEND AT THE FIRST ALL-ASPHALT RALLY OF THE SEASON, CORSICA LINEA – TOUR DE CORSE (28-31 MARCH). As the fourth round of the year, the Tour de Corse presents another specialist challenge for WRC crews, and an itinerary that features many changes from 2018. More […]

Ogier Wins in Mexico

Ogier Wins in Mexico

SÉBASTIEN OGIER CLAIMED HIS FIFTH RALLY GUANAJUATO MEXICO VICTORY ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO EAT INTO OTT TÄNAK’S EARLY SEASON FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ADVANTAGE. Ogier never relinquished the lead after moving his Citroën C3 to the front of the four-day encounter on Friday afternoon. He headed Tänak by 30.2sec after the Estonian outgunned Elfyn Evans […]

Tanak Wins in Sweden

Tanak Wins in Sweden

OTT TÄNAK WON RALLY SWEDEN ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO LEAD THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER. The Estonian, driving a Toyota Yaris, claimed a commanding 53.7sec victory at the series’ second round after easing through the short final leg on snow and ice-covered roads. Esapekka Lappi finished second in […]

Ogier Wins In Monte Carlo

Ogier Wins In Monte Carlo

SÉBASTIEN OGIER OVERCAME A LATE DRAMA TO SECURE HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE RALLYE MONTE-CARLO VICTORY IN A SPELLBINDING FINAL STAGE SHOOTOUT ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. He fended off Thierry Neuville by 2.2sec in the closest Monte-Carlo finish in history to clinch an emotional debut win on his return to Citroën. It marked the 100th world rally success […]

Meeke Tops Monte-Carlo Warm-up

Meeke Tops Monte-Carlo Warm-up

KRIS MEEKE’S FIRST RALLY DAY WITH TOYOTA GAZOO RACING STARTED IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY WHEN HE WAS FASTEST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING’S SHAKEDOWN AT RALLYE MONTE-CARLO. The Yaris World Rally Car driver edged world champion Sébastien Ogier by a tenth of a second in the 3.35km Gap test. New signings were to the fore as […]

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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