Why Bostanci is set for a kind of ERC homecoming

Why Bostanci is set for a kind of ERC homecoming

19/05/2017 12:00

Next month’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally will be as close as it gets to a home round of the FIA European Rally Championship for top Turk Murat Bostanci.

Turkey hasn’t hosted a round of the ERC since 2012 when the Bosphorus Rally, run close to Istanbul, formed part of the schedule, meaning the SEAJETS Acropolis Rally is the next best thing.

“We will feel like competing at ‘home’ on the Acropolis Rally because Greece is as close as ERC gets to my home country Turkey.”

Bostanci, who drives a Ford Fiesta R5 for Castrol Ford Team Turkey, has fond memories of the Acropolis after winning ERC3 on the event last season (pictured). This year’s event takes place from 2-4 June and counts as the third round of ERC 2017.

Szeja brothers in ERC debut

22/07/2017 12:00 - 2017

Brothers Jarek and Marcin Szeja will make their FIA European Rally Championship debuts when Rally Rzeszow hosts the fifth event of the all-action ERC season next month.

Austrian Simon Wagner has become rising star number 23 to sign up for the FIA European Rally Championship’s hugely successful Junior category in 2017 and will contest the upcoming ERC Junior Under 27 rounds in Poland and Czech Republic.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship leader Chris Ingram won’t be holding back when it comes to committing big on next month’s Rally Rzeszow.

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH will use the FIA European Rally Championship to showcase its uprated GT86 CS-R3 to potential customers.

Emerging prospects from the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship will get the chance to prove their talent against a World Rally Championship event-winning driver when Mads Østberg contests Rally Rzeszow in Poland next month (3-5 August).

Nikolay Gryazin will complete his two-event practice rally schedule ahead of his return to FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship action on Rally Rzeszow next month when he competes in Austria this weekend.