After a long summer break, the season resumes with the Barcelona native heading into his home race: the Barcelona 24 hours. Tutumlu will drive a Car Collection Motorsport-run Audi R8 LMS with teammates Çapan, Pareras, Aust and Autumn
Isaac Tutumlu will participate in the 24 hours of Barcelona, which will have a truly international flavor as the GT3 cars are back after their absence in 2017. The Barcelona marathon is a truly special race for Tutumlu as it’s his home race on the calendar. Besides, the race counts towards the 24H GT Series and there are over fifty cars on the entry list. Tutumlu will be behind the wheel of a Car Collection Motorsport-entered Audi R8 LMS with Turkish Ali Çapan, Spaniard Iván Pareras and German Stefan Aust and Alex Autumn as teammates.
“I love to contest the Barcelona 24 hours because it’s just a few kilometers away from my home. I participated twice, my first one was more than ten years ago when I drove a Mazda RX-8. It was my first outing at a 24-hour event. Then I drove a Lamborghini Super Trofeo three years ago and we won our class. It was such a milestone because it was the first endurance event for a Lamborghini car and it was its first triumph as well. So, we have excellent memories!” explains Tutumlu. The local favorite adds: “relatives and friends will attend the race supporting me. I’m looking forward to repeating a win in Barcelona. It was slightly different because I’m now driving an Audi R8 LMS in A6-Am class instead. I think my experience will be key for my teammates, specially Ali, and Car Collection Motorsport because I raced more than 20 events at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Last but not least, I’m also targeting a good result for Audi España, because I’m a brand ambassador for them. There are several factors making this race so special!”
The Barcelona 24 hours will take place on September 8-9.