Rally Turkey

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Rally Turkey
Start Date: 12.09.2019
End Date: 15.09.2019
Timezone: UTC 3
Category: WRC2
WRC
Servicepark: Marmaris
Website: http://www.rallyturkey.com/

Challenge

  • No previous experience of stages for either competitors or back-up teams
  • Drivers and co-drivers must prepare pace notes from a blank piece of paper.
  • Little opportunity to perfect car set-up ahead of the rally. 
  • Lack of knowledge of tyre performance and wear.

Car Setup

  • Gravel suspension.
  • On the rocky mountain roads, drivers may raise their car’s ride height to cope with rough conditions during the second pass.
  • Both soft and hard compound tyres likely to come into play.

Event History

  • Rally of Turkey was first held in 2000 and three years later it debuted in the WRC
  • Carlos Sainz won the inaugural event based in Kemer, near Antalya.
  • In 2010 the rally moved north to roads near Istanbul, in the Asian part of the country. It left the championship that year and 2018 marks Turkey’s first WRC fixture since.
  • Sébastien Loeb tops the winners’ hall of fame with three victories. Citroën has four wins to its name.

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