Murat Bostanci

  • Team: Castrol Ford Team Turkey
  • Date of Birth: 03/12/1988

While Bostanci has delivered several encouraging performances during a six-event ERC campaign in a Ford Fiesta R5 in 2017, his family-run Castrol Ford Team Turkey operation believes that by entering him in ERC3 for the season-closing Rally Liepāja, it stands a better chance of scoring big and win the FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, which it led prior to the Latvian event. Bostanci, son of team boss Serdar, made the move to the ERC for 2016 after winning the FIA European Rally Trophy in 2015 and also claiming back-to-back Turkish crowns. While those successes came in R5 and S2000 versions of the Ford Fiesta, he used the R2T model for his maiden ERC campaign last year, with the aim of learning the rallies before a step up to the headlining class for 2017. He scored ERC3 victories in Greece and Cyprus in 2016, helping Onur Vatansever to the ERC3 co-drivers’ title and Castrol Ford Team Turkey to class team honours.

Onur Vatansever

O. Vantansever