FIA GT Nations Cup: Surprise victory for Team Turkey
Turkish drivers Salih Yoluc and Ayhancan Güven are the winners of the inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup that took place at Bahrain International Circuit. Driving the #34 Mercedes-AMG GT3, prepared by British team RAM Racing, they won Qualifying Race 2 on Saturday morning and then the Main Race on Saturday afternoon.
The Turkish duo shared a podium with two Ferrari crews. Christopher Buncombe and Christopher Froggatt, who were representing United Kingdom in the #93 Ferrari 488 GT3, finished in the second place, Johnny Laursen and Nicklas Nielsen from Team Denmark finished third in the #16 Ferrari 488 GT3. Eighteen teams participated in the event.
SRO Motorsports Group will continue in its role as promoter for next year’s event which, as planned, switches continent for its second running. After launching in Bahrain, SRO will propose to the FIA to host the 2019 FIA GT Nations Cup in Europe, at the Italian venue Vallelunga.
The plan is to have the second edition of the FIA GT Nations Cup over the weekend of 2/3 November, placing the event at the end of the European racing season.
Photos: Dirk Bogaerts Photography,