The Spaniard of Kurdish heritage finished third today in the second race of the DMV GTC driving the Car Collection Motorsport-run Audi R8 LMS Evo in Kurdistan Racing Team colors. Tutumlu had a close fight with two well-known family names in endurance racing, Heyer and Alzen, and classified as the first Audi driver.

Isaac Tutumlu today played a key role in the DMV GTC whose second race took place at Zolder. The Spanish racer of Kurdish ancestry returned at the wheel of the Car Collection Motorsport-run Audi R8 LMS Evo, which carries the Kurdistan Racing Team.

After his third place finish in the Dunlop 60 race, Tutumlu repeated the same result despite Mercedes cars proved to be slightly quicker than Audi on the Belgium track this weekend. Tutumlu qualified fourth on the starting grid clocking a lap time of 1m30.621s, few tenths off pole position and with half-a-second covering the top five.

When the lights went out, Tutumlu almost took “the lead overtaking both Mercedes cars driven by Kenneth Heyer and Uwe Alzen. At T2, they were on the outside and I preferred to play safe and keep third place behind them. I have to say Mercedes cars were stronger at Zolder and I was aware to defeat them it would be a hard task. At the end, Uwe himself told me I was slightly quicker but Mercedes had more torque and it was impossible to pass them on the main straight.” Tutumlu also added that “considering it was my first outing at Zolder, two rostrum finishes are a strong achievement for us.