Burcin Korkmaz

Burcin started his racing career in 2007 at the age of 30 with Ekrem Tezel on the drivers seat in 2007 Istanbul Rally Championship. His primary goal is to be a respected co-driver within the sport. Burcin kontested in the full national rally championship in 2008 with Ekrem Tezel and formed a very fast crew with impressive results. In 2008, Burcin paired with Alparslan Cukurova to start in the Istanbul Rally Championship with Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9. He completed the championship as impressive third overall in co-drivers. These results saw Burcin boosted to the high league competing in the national championship with Hakan Kargin in a Evo 9 throughout the season. In 2010 he and Kargın claimed second overall in Eskisehir Rally which became the highlight of an otherwise unlucky season. 2011 saw Burcin pair with his current partner Orhan Avcioglu in the Ford backed Castrol Ford Team Turkey. The pair quickly got to grips with each other and formed a very competitive team. Sharing all the downsides as well as the success of 2011 season, they completed the year as Turkish National Class 6 Champions.

2012 and 2013 saw the crew of Orhan and Burçin become Turkish 2WD Rally Champions with the Fiesta R2. In their second appearance with the S2000 in 2013 ERT Bosphorus Rally, Orhan&Burçin managed to win the event-their first overall rally victory.

Orhan&Burçin were given the second Fiesta S2000 with the goal of helping the team win the teams cup in 2014 and 2015. They have managed to do so in both years, and at the same time finishing third in the general classification of Turkish Rally Championship.

In 2016 Orhan&Burçin won two rallies, places second in two, and placed third in two rallies on their way to second place overall in the Turkish rally championship. With the start of 2017 season Orhan&Burcin switched teams and joined Toksport World Rally Team. They competed in their first international season in 2017 and completed the year as FIA Balkan Rally Trophy Winners!

2018 saw a major step as Orhan and Burcin started competing in the European Rally Championship, finishing in the top ten in five of the eight rallies contested. The 2019 goal is to complete the European Rally Championship in the top 5!

Birth Place: Ankara
Birthday: 16th of February 1977
Education: MBA Kadir Has University
First Rally: 2007 Istanbul Rally Championship

Career Highlights:
• 2017 FIA Balkan Rally Trophy Winners
• 2016 2nd place Overall Turkish Rally Championship
• 2014, ’15 3rd place Overall Turkish Rally Championship
• 2011, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16 Turkish Rally Championship Teams Cup Winners
• 2013 ERT Bosphorus Rally Overall Winner
• 2012, ’13 Turkish Rally 2WD Champion

• 2011, ’12, ’13 Turkish Rally Championship Class 6 Winner