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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.

José Suárez completed his maiden season of FIA European Rally Championship action by finishing second among the ERC Junior U28 contingent on Rally Liepāja to secure third in the final class reckoning.

Krisóf Klausz’s strong end to the 2017 FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship continued when he finished sixth in class on Rally Liepāja.

Aleks Zawada says there were “a lot of positives” after his bid for the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship – and the 100,000 euros prize fund – ultimately ended in disappointment in Latvia earlier this month.

Kalle Rovanperä says Nikolay Gryazin is the ultimate rival after the talented young guns locked horns on the closing round of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship recently.

Jari Huttunen has spoken of his disappointment after losing out on the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 title to Opel team-mate Chris Ingram in a final-round decider in Latvia earlier this month.

Łukasz Habaj wishes his first podium in the FIA European Rally Championship had come in happier circumstances.