RX Lites 2014 Season is getting closer to its end with Italian and Turkish rounds. Intercity IstanbulPark management has recently organised a media day to promote all new Rallycross track which is built in former Formula One circuit. Rallycross track using turns 12,13 and 14 of the big circuit and enters to gravel section. The whole surface is made of 40% gravel and 60% tarmac. In order to get more spectators close to action new grandstands are added to current ones.
ToksportWRT driver Yigit Timur who placed himself on 3rd position after 4 races was also present on media day and hosted media members on a codriving activity. ToksportWRT has also announced that they will have their second driver Fatih Kara both in ItalyRX and TurkeyRX rounds. Fatih Kara is currently following Turkish Rally Championship at the steer of his FIAT Grande Punto S2000 and has experience on Junior World Rally Championship with a Renault Clio in 2006 season.
As Richard GÃ¶ransson declared that he will be driving a SuperCar in ItalyRX, there will be a big challenge for the top three standings on RX Lites Cup. Currently Richard is at 2nd place and followed by Yigit Timur. Alexander Westlund is only 2 points behind Yigit with 57 points and Kevin Hansen Jr is following Alexander with equal points.
Another flashing news about Istanbul Round came from Red Bull Athlete Mitchell DeJong. Mitchell joined RX Lites Cup as a guest in Lydden Hill this year and amazed all the Rallycross enthusiast with his speed while winning the event back in UK. He will be lined up in IstanbulPark Round once again and finally all the fans will have chance to watch most expected encounter between Mitchell, Kevin Hansen Jr and current RX Lites Cup leader Kevin Eriksson. They will be touching with their tyres on a piece of asphalt where Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso or Lewis Hamilton was once competing and hailed by the tens of thousands of crowds. This will be the first time in Motorsports history where rallcross drivers sharing the same curbs and turns with Formula 1 drivers used to gear up. It will be a great pleasure to witness this encounter on such a special venue and event.
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