Kajetanowicz moves to Rally Turkey

Kajetanowicz moves to Rally Turkey

23.08.2018: Kajetanowicz and Szczepaniak keep up the momentum: it is time for the next WRC round, Rally Turkey! Almost 320 competitive kilometres divided into 17 special stages – this is the route of 11. Rally Turkey which comes back to the World

Kajetanowicz and Szczepaniak keep up the momentum: it is time for the next WRC round, Rally Turkey!         

Almost 320 competitive kilometres divided into 17 special stages – this is the route of 11. Rally Turkey which comes back to the World Rally Championship calendar after eight years.

It will be third WRC outing this season for Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Maciej Szczepaniak. The Polish crew, as usual, will use their Ford Fiesta R5 prepared for competition by M-Sport Poland.

The base and service park of this gravel event is located in city of Marmaris in southern part of the country, on the picturesque coast of the Aegean Sea.

Stony roads, almost 40-km long stages and comeback of this event to the calendar after a long break – all these things represent a big challenge for the crews, among which the LOTOS Rally Team duo is the only Polish entry. The previous editions of this rally were won by the likes of Sébastien Loeb, Marcus Grönholm and Carlos Sainz.

There are 67 crews on this year’s entry list, including thirteen WRC cars and the Polish team faces fourteen opponents in the WRC-2 category – including factory Skoda drivers who occupy top two positions in the championship standings: Pontus Tidemand and Jan Kopecký, who won the previous round held in Germany.

– Many people associate Turkish resorts with warm holidays atmosphere but for me it represents competing in high temperatures which can exceed 60 degrees Celsius inside a rally car! However I am working on my fitness and stamina all year long.

This is why I feel fully prepared for the challenges which for sure await us during Rally Turkey. This is a new rally for many competitors but there are some drivers who know it very well. It looks like the stages will require great car strength and when it comes to driving – sensible approach and clever strategy.

We will be the only Polish competitors on Turkish stages and we will keep that in mind, doing our best. Your support – whether along the route or in front of the computers – always boosts our confidence – says Kajetan Kajetanowicz, the LOTOS Rally Team driver.

The rally begins on Thursday with 5-kms shakedown, starting at 8:00 on 13 September. The official Starting Ceremony takes place in the evening, at 19:30, followed by superspecial stage Turkey (2.45 kms) – run virtually along the shoreline of Marmaris Bay. On Friday, 14 September, the crews head north-east of the rally base.

There are two runs of Çetibeli (the longest test of the rally, 38.10 kms; at 6:58 and 12:37 CET), Ula (21.90 kms; at 8:21 and 14:00 CET) and Çiçekli (12.55 kms; at 9:24 and 15:03 CET) stages. This leg consists of 145 competitive kilometres (427 kilometres including road sections).

Saturday, 15 September, brings another three stages, again run twice – with over 134 competitive kilometres: Yeşilbelde (36.00 kms, at 7:35 and 12:25 CET), Datça (10.70 kms; at 9:08 and 14:08 CET) and İçmeler (20.40 kms; at 10:11 and 15:11 CET).

 The final leg consists of four stages and begins with Marmaris (7.12 kms; at 9:08 CET), followed by Ovacık (8.04 kms; at 10:46 CET) and Gökçe (13.25 kms; at 10:24 CET). The rally ends with another Marmaris run, this time as a Power Stage (at 12:18 CET).

Gabriel Borowy- photos Kajto

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23.08.2018 / MaP

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