Defending champions Racing Team Turkey returns to ELMS

European Le Mans Series
30 Jan. 2023 • 14:03
2022 LMP2 Pro Am champions Racing Team Turkey, will return to the European Le Mans Series and fight to maintain their title crown in the TF Sport-run Oreca this season.
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The #34 crew make their LMP2 Pro Am comeback, with a slightly altered line up. Whilst regular pairing of Salih Yoluç and Charlie Eastwood remain, they have a new teammate in Louis Delétraz. The 25-year old Swiss racer claimed not only the overall ELMS title, but also became IMSA LMP2 champion in 2022. A change to the LMP2 Pro Am regulations will see the Bronze driver take on the qualifying sessions for the first time in the championship’s history, meaning reigning champion and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Yoluç, will do the honours of setting the grid slot for each round this season.


Another addition to 2023 is the introduction of a night race at Motorland Aragón on August 26. Once again, all races will be streamed live and for free on the ELMS YouTube channel. The official Prologue and the opening round make a return to Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya for the 2023 season, on April 20 and 23 respectively.


Tom Ferrier, TF Sport Director - “It’s great to head back to the European Le Mans Series with Racing Team Turkey to defend the championship title this year. Having the reigning overall ELMS champion Louis join the line up will only help to improve on the successes we achieved last season. Salih has shown massive improvements year-on-year and with his record of being the fastest in the majority of the Bronze driver sessions in 2022, I have no doubt that we will be seeing many pole positions for the Racing Team Turkey crew!”


Salih Yoluç, Racing Team Turkey Bronze Driver - “Winning the Pro Am category in 2022 was a superb achievement for Racing Team Turkey. We managed to accomplish not only multiple class pole positions, race wins and podiums last year, but an overall pole position too. I strongly believe we can fight for overall podiums and that is our main aim for 2023.”


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