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OTT TÄNAK CLAIMS FIRST WIN IN PORTUGAL

OTT TÄNAK 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 […]

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 […]

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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