TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019

RECOS

The reconnaissance of the 9th. Edition of the Rally has just ended and again this year was not easy. For several reasons, first of all the presence of snow on the track that slowed, but certainly not stopped, our ‘scouts’. Secondly because this year 80 percent of the race road is new and therefore Orhan Celen has literally checked every single meter of the paths, the tracks, the roads, the woods and the salt lake, to choose the best route. In total they covered 10,000 kilometres in 29 days: the result is a total of 2300 kilometres, including 1250 km of special tests divided into a total of 18 in seven stages.

In the next days will arrive in Turkey Willy, Dario Del Vecchio, to draw the road book in a first version that will be checked, skimmed, cleaned and finally reproduced in definitive version.

TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019

FIM EUROPE EVENT NUMBER

Transanatolia Rally is officially enter in the European Competitions Calendar of FIM Europe: in the last days it arrived to the organizing secretary in Turkey, from the European Head Quarter the special number which is assigned by the Federations to each competition admitted to be part of an international Calendar. Transanatolia will be : FIM Europe Event EMN36/224.

TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019

FIA CANDIDATE

This year, 2019, races inside the FIA Calendar of World Cup Cross Country Rally are just four. But next year could be more and could be just the Transanatolia Rally one of these. For the first time, in fact, in this ninth edition, one FIA observer will follow the race to be able to report, to the end, validity and professionalism of Transanatolia Sport Organisation. If the Turkish rally passes the test next year it could officially become part of the FIA World Cup.

TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019

PARTNERSHIP MITSUBISHI AND IZELTAS

Having friends who share passions and interests is important, having friends who trust in you and in your organization is even more important. For the third year Mitsubishi Turkey has renewed its agreement with the Transanatolia Rally and again the Three Diamonds Manufacturer will be the official supplier of the cars of organization during the race.

Service and mechanical sector of our rally are valuable for all the drivers and riders who face the race, but also for the organizers. The mechanics work in every moment of the day and the night able to operate true miracles succeeding to restart vehicles that they no longer seemed able to continue in their adventure. For this reason next to Transanatolia Sport Organization this year will arrive Izeltas, the largest hand tools manufacturer in Turkey. Izeltas, was established in 1968 in Izmir with 100% Turkish capital through Turkish and German technical collaboration as the first Turkish hand tools manufacturer. Now Izeltas is the biggest hand tools producer in Turkey. Izeltas has a production capacity of 4.000 tones or 16 million pieces per year, offering 2.500 different types of hand tools.

TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019

LADY CATEGORIES

At the start of Transanatolia Rally it'll be the Lady category reserved to women who will participate in the race at the end of August. The category has already been formed because there are already three young amazons who have confirmed their presence: Serena Manzo Borsi will be at the start after the victory in Croatia Rally 2019 and her performance in Albania in 2018. With her also Francesca Gasperi, debuting in rally raids and the Turkish rider, Gokcen Kabash.

TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019

2018 was a Record year for tourism in Turkey. After the end of the crisis period the country has reached the threshold of 39.5 million foreign visitors, with an annual increase of 21.8%, according to data released in early 2019 by the Ministry of Tourism. A boom that, according to the National Institute of Statistics (TurkStat), has guaranteed total revenues for 29,5 billion dollars, with an increase of 12.3% regarding the 2017. Among the foreigners, the stronger are the Russians, who have nearly 6 million visitors (+26.5% compared to 2017) followed by Germans (4.5 million), Bulgarians (2.3 million) and British (2.2 million), which also increased by more than 25%. In increase also the Italian tourists: they have been beyond 280 thousand.

TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019
TRANSANATOLIA - RIDE WITH US - 24-31 Ağustos 2019