Spaniard Isaac Tutumlu will take part in second European 24H GT Series race, which is to be held at the Circuito de Navarra in Los Arcos. Tutumlu will team up with Aly Çapan, Peter Schmidt and Dirg Parhofer in a Car Collection Motorsport-entered Audi R8 LMS. The 12-hour race starts at noon and ends at midnight Sunday.
Isaac Tutumlu heads to Los Arcos (Spain) to race another round counting towards the 24H GT Series: the 12 hours of Navarra. The Circuito de Navarra hosts the next round of the Pan-European series marking Tutumlu’s debut in Los Arcos. Tutumlu will share the car with Turkish Aly Çapan and German racers Dirg Parhofer and Peter Schmidt, three Gentlemen drivers with whom the Spanish driver expects to achieve a positive result in A6-Am class. The four-driver line up will drive a Car Collection-run Audi R8 LMS. Tutumlu already delivered a strong performance at Silverstone 12 hour event fighting with factory-backed drivers such as Rik Breukers, Matteo Malucelli or Robert Renauer.
“I’m delighted racing at Navarra circuit. It’s one of two races in Spain, for sure an extra motivation for a Spaniard. Besides, it will be my first time competing there. I think this track is the only one in my country in which I have no previous experience, which is another incentive. I was told Navarra is a technically demanding circuit and an enjoyable venue with nice surroundings. I’m looking forward to start racing!” explains Tutumlu. He underlines: “I will be driving the Audi R8 LMS of Car Collection Motorsport once again with Aly, Peter and Dirg, three Bronze-categorized drivers. My goal, as a professional racing driver, is to help them having a competitive car. I want to make my teammates feel comfortable, improving their performance as much as possible in order to achieve a positive result.”
Almost a 30 car field is ready to race with GT3 machinery having the most significant role. The schedule is quite new for this round. Friday is devoted to private testing with a free practice session on Saturday morning. Qualifying is scheduled at 15.30 (CET) and a final night practice session will take place in the late evening hours. The 12 hours of Navarra starts at noon and ends at midnight Sunday, which will add extra charm to the event.