Ibrahim Okyay confirms ETCC appearance

Turkish BMW driver Ibrahim Okyay has confirmed he plans to contest this year’s FIA European Touring Car Cup at the Salzburgring on July 24th.

The 41-year-old driver will compete in his normally aspirated BMW 320si, one week before his second scheduled appearance in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at Oschersleben.

Okyay competed in all three events of last year’s cup, which is now back to a single event for this year. The Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport driver finished fourth in the cup behind Tomas Engström, Michel Nykjaer and James Thompson.

Okyay is the first officially confirmed competitor in the Super 2000 class, but ADAC Procar team Rikli Motorsport and STCC driver Tomas Engström have already announced their intentions to return with their respective Honda teams for this year’s event.