2017 and 2018 in the Rally of Turkey Young Drivers Championship in a row the champion twice Rally Pilot And Sunman, Klassis the despons is that Castrol Ford Team in the race 12 to 13 October 2019 Date under the roof before the race that took place in Kocaeli also returned to winning.
We had a pleasant interview with And Sunman, who completed the 37th Ford Otosan Kocaeli Rally in the first place in his category and gained great advantage on the way to the championship. The pilot continued his stable line and underlined the necessity of supporting motor sports and stressed the importance of sponsorship agreements. You can find an interview with Sunman about his curiosity about motor sports and how he started his career. He talks about his future goals and gives advice to young athletes.
When did your curiosity for motor sports begin? When did you decide to become a rally driver?
I can't remember exactly when my curiosity for motor sports occurred. Even when I was little, I watched various motor sport branches and I was very impressed by the speed of the cars and the different pilotages of the drivers. As I got older, my interest began to take a little more shape and I was able to decide which branches I especially like in a sport with so much diversity. Among them was the Rally, but although I was impressed, I couldn't imagine that I would be a part of this sport. Until that Turkey is about 5-6 years ago, my father and mother attended the Historik with a Fiat 131 Rally Championship. Their initiative has shown me that I can now be a part of this sport. I started my journey with track races like Prokart and V2 Challenge and Karşıyaka Climbing Race. Right after my family provided me with a Fiesta R2 rally car, my rally adventure started.
In 2017 and 2018, you became champion in your own category. What do you attribute to these achievements at a young age? What are the biggest factors in your success?
My family's financial and moral support in this matter is the biggest factor that has started my rally career. These as well as a professional race like Castrol Ford Team Turkey
The opportunities offered by the competition in the garage, the moral support of the people who have an important place in my life, and of course the support provided by valuable sponsors such as Klassis are the biggest factors behind my success in this sport. Behind the athlete with such incendiary forces is to keep his determination and work hard.
Do you think motor sports are sufficiently supported in our country? What kind of activities should be done in order to reach better places in motor sports?
In our country, motor sports unfortunately do not see the support and attention it receives in time. It is very important to raise awareness for this sport. They should be promoted more and more support should be given to the continuity and protection of the athletes.
How important do you think sponsorship agreements are to sports?
Motor sports are exciting and extremely costly. In these cases, sponsor support is one of the most important factors in this sport.
What are your future goals for your career in motorsport?
There are many classes in the rally sport, some of which are more competitive than others. In my first two seasons as a competitor I won the Youth Championship and now I want to set a higher goal for myself. My goal is to be the best I can be by improving myself in increasingly difficult classrooms and achieving success in those classrooms. As an even more extreme target, I can say that I can compete abroad.
As a young athlete, what advice would you give to other young people interested in motor sport?
The first advice I will give to all young people who are enthusiastic and excited about motor sports is that they do not look for excitement in traffic. Recently, organizations like Tosfed Star Looking for more young people in motor sports have emerged. Such organizations are opportunities that curious young people should not miss. I advise them to follow motor sports and watch every opportunity they can participate in this sport and evaluate them as soon as they appear.