Message of His Excellency, The President, which will be published in the Motor Sports of Turkey Journal :
I salute with fondness and affection everyone who have set their heart on motor sports.
From Sportsmen to organizers, from press members to estimable representatives of the automotive world, we take great pleasure in being together with domestic and foreign participants who are into motor sports.
Previously, our country has hosted the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Antalya and Istanbul six times between 2003 and 2010.
We are hoping that the Marmaris Rally, which is the rehearsal before the big race in 2018, and the following WRC, will contribute to the advancement of motor sports in our country.
The Marmaris Rally, which will be realized within the framework of Turkey Rally, the oldest international motor sports event of our country, will create the opportunity for our guests to experience first hand the unique beauty of Turkey, the richness of our culture and the hospitality of our people and will help strengthen amity relations between us.
Again, we say “Welcome” to all participants of the Marmaris Rally and wish good luck to the teams that will compete in the races.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
President of Turkey