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Castrol Ford Team Turkey scores ERC success

Castrol Ford Team Turkey scores ERC success

08/10/2017 22:00

Castrol Ford Team Turkey underlined an impressive ERC campaign by winning the FIA European Rally Championship for Teams.

But it was close with the Istanbul-squad beating ACCR Czech Team to the top laurels by two points with Opel Rallye Junior Team just three points further back following an exciting season, which also marked the introduction of a streamlined format with one trophy up for grabs rather than one per category as had been the same in the past.

“It a great team effort but also a family effort because it’s my father [Serdar] who runs this team and my mother is always involved,” said team driver Murat Bostanci.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.