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Dakar 2009: Jim Beam Turkish Team is ready for Dakar 2009.

Kemal Merkit and his team mate Kutlu Torunlar will compete in Dakar 2009 sponsored by Jim Beam. Jim Beam Turkish Dakar Team competed in Central Europe Rally and this will be their second Dakar as a team.

Jim Beam Turkish Team is going to compete in motorcycle category. Kemal Merkit will use KTM 450 EXC-R and Kutlu Torunlar will use KTM 530 EXC-R. Turkish team’s first goal is finished the rally in good condition and be in first 25 overall standing. Also, they are aiming to be in first 3 places on their categories.

In 2007 the Turkish team successfully finished the rally in a good conditions and they got 2nd and 3rd place on the "My - Moto" 2007 Dakar Rally. This year the team will compete in Marathon category without assistance as well as 2007 and they are planning to win the trophy in this category.

On 20th November the Turkish team presented to the Turkish Media. During the Press Conference Turkey’s major newspapers, magazines and TV channels were informed about the Dakar Rally 2009 and the Turkish Dakar Team. For more informations visit the official website at [ ].

2008/11/26 | 07:42 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Gulden Aktugan

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