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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.

The SEAJETS Acropolis Rally in Greece hosts round three of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship from 2-4 June. Key event details and information appear below.

Nikolay Gryazin revved up for next week’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally by beating Kalle Rovanperä on Rally Talsi in Latvia last weekend – by 0.74 seconds.

Marijan Griebel turned back the clock last week when he got back behind the wheel of the Opel ADAM R2 he drove to the FIA ERC Junior Championship title in 2016.

Bruno Magalhães will continue his bid for FIA European Rally Championship glory after entering next month’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally as the top seed.

Former FIA European Rally Championship title winners Jan Kopecký and Esapekka Lappi were among the star performers on events in Czech Republic and Portugal last weekend.

Tibor Érdi Jr says winning ERC2 on Rally Islas Canarias was just what was needed in his bid to claim the FIA European Rally Championship category title.