Under the Auspices of the Presidency of The Republic of Turkey the 5th round of FIA World Rally Championship “Rally Turkey”, will be hosted by Turkish Automobile Sports Federation (TOSFED) on September 18/20. With Rally Turkey being ‘the biggest sports organization that our country hosted’ in the last two years, the Rally will host the globally known drivers and thousands of tourists, alongside Marmaris’ unique pinewoods and its beautiful sea.
With the championship paused due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be resumed with the Rally Estonia on September 4/6 and after this rally, the teams will be directing their horizons to Turkey. Rally Turkey, which will begin on Friday, September 18th, will host the breathtaking battles of the world’s fastest rally drivers. The excitement that will go on for 3 days in Marmaris, Ula and Datça, will be broadcasted worldwide from 155 TV channels.
Speaking about the biggest international sports event our country hosted in two years, President of TOSFED Eren Üçlertoprağı said: “We are so proud to have the Rally Turkey organization, sponsored by the Turkish Presidency. Firstly, I would like to thank our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, our Minister of Youth and Sport Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu and every single statesperson that has contributed to this project. Once again we are ready, to show our country’s strength to the world, to improve our country’s image abroad and to help promoting our country.
WRC Promoter managing director Jona Siebel, thanked the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Youth and Sports and TOSFED (Turkish Automobile Sports Federation) and said: “Marmaris is a popular holiday destination where all participants and travelers can travel to with joy and safety, with the priorities taken after the recent coronavirus pandemic. To create a safe environment within the organization, FIA’s and Republic of Turkey The Department of Health’s COVID-19 protocols will be implemented to the organization”