SS18 and SS19 cancelled
Sunday’s opening two stage of Rally Turkey have been cancelled by organisers on safety grounds.
Sections of the 16.79km Deniz (SS18) and the 21.32km Mudarli (SS19) stages have a clay, rather than gravel, base and after rain overnight organisers felt the conditions were unsuitable for rallying.
A statement issued by the organisers this morning read:
"SS18 Deniz 1: Due to heavy rain and muddy conditions of the stage, the clerk of the course decides to run the stage as a road section. All the competitors will use the alternative road book 3 from Denizli to Mudarli."
Soon after organisers confirmed that SS19 had been abandoned for the same reason.
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