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TC duo take part in world rally

THE 11th leg of the FIA World Rally championship – held in Muğla, Turkey, saw Turkish Cypriot Bora Manyera and his partner Cem Çerkez taking part.

TC duo take part in world rally

By KEREM HASAN

Chief Reporter

The duo also took part in a Turkish championship rally in which they managed to finish second overall, and this was described as a ‘major success’. The Turkish title was taken by Burak Çukurova and Vedat Bostancı.

The 2019 Rally Turkey event was held between September 12 and 15, and was the 12th running of the event.  The11th round of the 2019 WRC was run simultaneously.  Racing as part of  the Turkish national team, they raced their Skoda Fabia R5.

Also racing were  Deniz Fahri and Bahadır Gücenmez.

The North Cyprus Aotomobile club chairman, Zeki Topcu, told Cyprus Today: “The duo has finished with a major success, having come second overall in the Turkish Rally championship, having faced tough opponents and putting in a successful performance. The duo also finished 20th overall in the WRC –  facing the world’s best drivers – in a world renowned tournament that saw 102 sportsman from 19 countries take part”.

Mr Manyera had posted on his social media account prior to the race that: “I am proud of being able to represent the TRNC in the best of ways, under the Turkish flag”.

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