The Spaniard of Kurdish ancestry finished third in the Dunlop 60 race held at Hockenheim. Tutumlu also posted the fastest lap and delivered another strong performance at the wheel of the Car Collection Motorsport-entered Audi R8 LMS Evo in Kurdistan Racing Team colors.
Isaac Tutumlu extended his podium streak in the DMV GTC as he finished third in the Dunlop 60 race held at Hockenheim. The Barcelona native of Kurdish heritage showed his speed driving the Car Collection Motorsport-run Audi R8 LMS Evo defending the colors of Kurdistan Racing Team. Tutumlu, who is driving solo this weekend, added another rostrum to his tally after Oschersleben, Zolder and Nürburgring.
Tutumlu clocked a lap time of 1m55.012s in qualifying to secure a front-row start alongside the pole-sitter and was the fastest Audi driver. At the start, Tutumlu spun when he tried to overtake Christian Frankenhout on the outside and dropped to tenth. Anyway, Tutumlu put in an unstoppable recovery drive, particularly after the mandatory pit stop when the Spaniard switched to slick tires with a damp track. Thanks to that, Tutumlu continued to move through the field and crossed the finish line in third place a mere half-a-second behind second-placed Simon Reicher.
“Finally I drove solo due to a minor medical issue that prevented Dirg (Parhofer) to join me this time. I tried to overtake Frankenhout on the outside but I lost control due to low tire temperatures and rain when I ran over the first turn kerb. But I managed to start the recovery immediately” said Tutumlu. He also added that “our tire gamble during the mandatory pit stop really paid off and it was the turning point. It wasn’t an easy decision because it was still wet. I overtook many rivals to finish third. I could have passed Reicher with an additional lap. Besides, I even closed in on the race winner. It was a very successful Friday because I also posted the fastest lap on the very last lap of the race. Tomorrow I will contest both DMV GTC races due to Dirg’s absence and will start from the pole position in the first one.”