Yunus Erçelik

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Yunus Erçelik
Nationality Turkey Turkish
Born (1980-05-19) May 19, 1980 (age 35)
Beykoz, Istanbul, Turkey
Current team Şampiyon 169 Team
Bike number 169
Website www.yunusercelik.com

Yunus Erçelik (born May 19, 1980 in Beykoz, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish professional motorcycle racer. He competes in the Turkish Superbike Championship.[1]

He was born to parents, who were motorcyclists. He is the second child of four siblings. He got interested in motorcycle riding through his father. He began racing after he saw his friends were not successful in competitions held at the İzmit Körfez Circuit. He had self-confidence he could do better. In 2007, he debuted in the Turkish Superstock 1000 B Championship, and became undefeated champion.[1]

From 2008 to 2011, he won the championships and TMF Cup in the Superstock 1000 A category.[2] In 2011, he raced for the team KMK on Honda CBR1000RR.[1] Erçelik took part also at Alpe-Adria and East European Championships. In 2012, Erçelik ranked second of the Turkish championship.[3] As of September, after five of seven rounds of the 2013 Turkish championship, he has no points.[4]

Gaining a wildcard, Erçelik raced at the 2013 Superbike World Championship's İstanbul Park round for his own Şampiyon 169 Team on BMW S1000RR. After starting at grid 14,[5][6] he placed 14th in the Race 1[7] and 15th in the Race 2.[8][9][10] He took 3 points in total.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

2007
  • Turkish Championship Superstock 1000 B - undefeated champion
  • Balkan Open Road Racing Championship 6th Round SuperBike Serial 1000 – 2nd
2008
  • Turkish Championship Superstock 1000 A - undefeated champion
  • TMF Grand Prix - champion
  • TMF Onur Cup - champion
2009
  • Turkish Championship Superstock 1000 A - champion
2010
  • TMF Grans Prix 1000A - champion
  • Moto GP - champion
2011
  • Turkish Championship Superstock 1000 A - champion
  • TMF Cup 1000A - champion
  • Moto GP - champion
2012
  • Turkish Championship Superstock 1000 A - 2nd

Turkish Superstock 1000 Championship[edit]

Year R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Pos
2007 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1st
2008 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1st
2009 3 1 2 2 3 2 2 1st
2010 1 - - - - 1 - 1st
2011 - - - - 1 - - 1st
2012 - - - - - - - 2nd
2013 - X - - - 22nd*
  • * Season in progress

TMF Cup[edit]

Year R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Pos
2008 1 1 1 3 1 1 1st
2009 - - 3 - 3 -

Balkan Open Road Racing Championship[edit]

Year Serbia
SBK 1000
Greece
SBK 1000
Bulgaria
SST 1000
Turkey
SST 1000
Romania
SST 1000
2010 3 1 4 5 4

Superbike World Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2013 BMW AUS AUS SPA SPA NED NED ITA ITA GBR GBR POR POR ITA ITA RUS RUS GBR GBR GER GER TUR
14
TUR
15
USA USA FRA FRA SPA SPA 34th 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pilot Yunus Erçelik ile Söyleşi" (in Turkish). Türkiye Motorsiklet Federasyonu. 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  2. ^ "2011 Pist Kupaları" (PDF) (in Turkish). TMF. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  3. ^ "2012 Pist Kupaları" (PDF) (in Turkish). TMF. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  4. ^ "2013 Türkiye Pist Şampiyonası Genel Klasmanları" (PDF) (in Turkish). TMF. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Süperbike'ta Pole Tom Sykes'ın". Akşam (in Turkish). 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  6. ^ "Istanbul WSBK: All Saturday’s qualifying times". Bike Sport News. 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  7. ^ Lawrence, Larry (2013-09-17). "Eugene Laverty Wins Race One in Turkey". Cycle News. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Superbike'ta Laverty iki yarışı da kazandı". CNN Türk (in Turkish). 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  9. ^ Kalaycı, Serdal & Çetin Arslancan (2013-09-17). "Motosiklet: FIM Dünya Superbike Şampiyonası". Haber 3 (in Turkish). Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  10. ^ Swarts, David (2013-09-14). "Sykes Wins eni FIM World Superbike Superpole In Turkey". Road Racing World. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  11. ^ "Tolga Uprak Superbike'da Start Alıyor". Türkiye Haber Ajansı (in Turkish). 2013-09-13. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 

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