The Spaniard finished third in the GS2 class with the GIAND car of PCR Sport. Tutumlu’s quick adaptation to ice racing saw him battling with the front-runners of the Crèdit Andorrà GSeries.
Isaac Tutumlu completed a positive debut in the Crèdit Andorrà GSeries, the ice racing championship taking place at the Circuit de Andorra – Pas de la Casa. Tutumlu’s adaptation to ice racing resulted extremely fast at the wheel of the PCR Sport-run GIAND car, which was entered in the GS2 class, and with a solid entry list consisting of experienced drivers such as Ferrán Pujol, Gerard de la Casa or Alberto Llovera.
In the free practice session the Spaniard was 4th-fastest with a lap time of 50.422. But Lady Luck wasn’t on his side heading into qualifying when accelerator issues prevented him from completing more than 3 laps. Tutumlu still secured the 6th-fastest qualifying time and, just before the Finals, the driver of PCR Sport finished 5th in the 5-lap Super Especial. Tutumlu took part in the B Final in which, after a small problem at the start, he secured a podium finish in third.
“Ice racing provided me a funny and thrilling experience! It was a positive first outing in ice racing and, despite it isn’t easy at all, I was able to drive at a quick pace. I finished 3rd in the free practice session, a mere second behind the fastest driver. Not bad for a debutant. Later n qualifying I could complete only three laps due to accelerator issues, and no one was particularly brilliant. I still secured third on the grid” explained Tutumlu. He added: “due to my inexperience, I stalled at the start as I was told to use second gear as a result of snow and ice on the track. But I still managed to put a recovery drive and took the checkered flag in third place. A podium finish in the GS2 class… not a bad debut for a newcomer!”