Castrol Ford Team Turkey set for ERC hat-trick bid

Castrol Ford Team Turkey set for ERC hat-trick bid

13/11/2017 12:00

Castrol Ford Team Turkey’s run of success in the FIA European Rally Championship is set to continue in 2018 when the Istanbul squad embarks on its third successive ERC campaign.

After claiming the ERC3 teams’ award in 2016, Castrol Ford Team Turkey achieved even more success this season when it won the revamped FIA European Rally Championship for Teams in a final-round decider on Rally Liepāja last month. Now a continued ERC presence has been targeted.

Speaking following the Latvian event, team principal Serdar Bostanci said: “We have a three-year programme, last year, this year and next year with plenty of titles so thank you to my sponsors.”

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