Biography Mustafa Samli

Istanbul, Turkiye / Phoenix, Arizona

1983 Yesil Bursa Rally - Gr A6 Fiat 131 Mirafiori - 16th overall finish. That's how it all started.

Accomplisments include Marlboro/RalliArt European Championship team membership in 1984-85 seasons. We ended up winning the Balkan Team Championships two years in a row. The team had 3 cars (2 Starions and a Lancer) and we raced 14 races per season. In 1989 raced with Jerry Ahlin for Lindner Motorsports Alfa Romeo 75. DNF'd while climbing to second overall position. In 1990 joined LOFT/Peugeot team and raced with Kuvvet Erim, one of most promissing pilots I've ever seen. Stayed with the same team until '93.

In '93 joined efforts with Mehmet Kaplan of Kaplan Motorsports. Managed to finish most of the races in second position in a pure GRN Celica GT4 always sandwiched between GRA Delta Integrales that were supported by the Marlboro Atakan Team.

Returned to rallying in 95 at the Prescott Forest Rally when David Ralakis needed a co-pilot. Ended up winning first in class.

Currently establishing the link between Kaplan Motorsports and American rally drivers. With the support of the multiple franchise dealership we operate, we have plans to compete in national and international events.

Mustafa is Sales Manager at Thomas Motors Kia, Isuzu, Subaru, Daewoo in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mustafa can be contacted at:
Fax: 602-404-1880

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