Spaniard Tutumlu is back driving a Car Collection Motorssport-entered Audi R8 LMS teaming up with Çapan and Parhofer at Silverstone, which will host the second round of the 24H GT Series. Tutumlu feels confident about claiming another good result.
Isaac Tutumlu will take part in the 2018 Silverstone 12 hours later this week. The second round of the 24H GT Series, just like the season opener in Dubai, will see Tutumlu returning behind the wheel an Audi R8 LMS of Car Collection Motorsport with Turkish Aly Çapan and German Dimitri Parhofer as teammates. A fourth driver is still to be announced in the coming days.
Tutumlu delivered a strong performance in Dubai with impressive pace both in practice and race but unfortunately the Spanish driver and his teammates couldn’t improve a ninth place in class as several punctures and a race incident at night dashed their chances. Ahead of Silverstone, Tutumlu explains: “it’s time for the second round at Silverstone! I have loads of experience there because I raced in the Porsche Supercup, the International GT Open or the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. The tricky British weather looks to be as usual, as forecast announces storm or even snow at times! It also brings me good memories as I finished 3rd with a Chevrolet Corvette in 2014. I think Silverstone suits my driving style.” He continues saying: “I think a good result is within our reach. I will continue closely working with Aly to help him improve as much as possible. We have a solid package as Car Collection is an Audi Sport Customer Racing team, so our Audi is an excellent basis to start working. We set our sights on a podium in A6 Am class. It’s going to be a tough race because there are LMP3 and CN cars also joining the field of GT3-spec vehicles.”
The 12 hours of Silverstone will be split into two parts: The first part of the race will run on Friday from 1.00 till 6.00 pm local time. After an intervention with parc fermé conditions, the remainder of the race will be held on Saturday, 10 March, from 10.30 am till 5.30 pm local time.