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Özdemir takes ERC3 victory following controlled drive

Özdemir takes ERC3 victory following controlled drive

18/06/2017 20:00

Ümitcan Özdemir claimed his maiden ERC3 success for Castrol Ford Team Turkey with a controlled drive ahead of fellow Fiesta R2 drivers Deniz Fahri and İsmet Toktaş on the Cyprus Rally.

Buǧra Banaz fought back from his stage-three off to finish fourth in class and score some crucial FIA championship points.

Russian Peugeot driver Artur Muradian, a stage winner on Sunday, and Cypriot veteran Christos Mannouris were both unable to go the distance.

Zacharias Manoli was the fastest two-wheel-drive contender on the Love Cyprus Golden Stage and received 7,000 euros in prize money.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey completed a win double to remember on the Cyprus Rally last weekend.

Nasser Al-Attiyah is the focus of the latest ERC All Access programme, which is being broadcast on Eurosport this week.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz says he’s ready to fight for home success after closing to within 14 points of FIA European Rally Championship leader Bruno Magalhães by winning leg two of the Cyprus Rally yesterday.

The Love Cyprus Golden Stage proved a big hit with three-tenths of a second separating the fastest two drivers as round four of the FIA European Rally Championship finished in Ayia Napa yesterday.

Alexandros Tsouloftas was rewarded for his determined drive on his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship with the prestigious Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy.

While Christos Demosthenous celebrated top-scoring in ERC2 on home soil in Cyprus, Zelindo Melegari is the new leader of the FIA European Rally Championship category after four rounds.