2908, 2018

Isaac Tutumlu returns to Barcelona 24 hours with Audi

After a long summer break, the season resumes with the Barcelona native heading into his home race: the Barcelona 24 hours. Tutumlu will drive a Car Collection Motorsport-run Audi R8 LMS with teammates Çapan, Pareras, Aust and Autumn Isaac Tutumlu will participate in the 24 hours of Barcelona, which will have a truly international flavor as the GT3 cars are back after their absence in 2017. The Barcelona marathon is a truly special race for Tutumlu as it’s his home race on the calendar. Besides, the race counts towards the 24H GT Series and there are over fifty cars on the entry list. Tutumlu will be behind the wheel of a Car Collection Motorsport-entered Audi R8 LMS with Turkish Ali Çapan, Spaniard Iván Pareras and German Stefan Aust and Alex Autumn as teammates. “I love to contest the Barcelona 24 hours because it’s just a few kilometers away from my home. I participated twice, my first one was more than ten years ago when I drove a Mazda RX-8.  It was my first outing at a 24-hour event. Then I drove a Lamborghini Super Trofeo three years ago and we won our class. It was such a milestone because it was the first endurance event for a Lamborghini car and it was its first triumph as well. So, we have excellent memories!” explains Tutumlu. The local favorite adds: “relatives and friends will attend the race supporting me. I’m looking forward to repeating a win in Barcelona. It was slightly [...]

2304, 2018

Isaac Tutumlu takes fourth place finish at Navarra 12h

Spaniard Tutumlu delivered another strong performance in the Car Collection Motorsport-entered Audi R8 LMS shared with Ali Çapan, Dirg Parhofer and Peter Schmidt. The four drivers brought fourth place home in A6-Am class and ranked 8th overall. Tutumlu drove almost six of the 12 hours of racing. saac Tutumlu achieved a positive result at Circuito de Navarra’s 12 hours, which was held in Los Arcos and counted towards the 24H GT Series. Tutumlu drove for Car Collection Motorsport once again sharing an Audi R8 LMS with Turkish Ali Çapan and German racers Dirg Parhofer and Peter Schmidt. Tutumlu was in the top-three both in private testing and free practice and qualified 3rd in A6-Am class with a lap time of 1m39.949s. Besides, Tutumlu lined up seventh overall on the starting grid. The 12-hour race, which was split in two parts – 3 hours on Saturday and 9 hours on Sunday-, saw Parhofer completing the first stint before handing over to Tutumlu. The Barcelona native moved into fourth in class and fifth overall, going a lap down in the overall rankings. The remaining nine hours took place on Sunday and Tutumlu and his teammates finished fourth in class and 8th overall. Tutumlu drove almost six of the 12 hours of racing and showed genuine pace lapping in the 1:41s despite a 60-kilogram handicap heavier than other cars. “I’m pleased with our result. It was a trouble-free race and our Car Collection Motorsport Audi went like a clockwork. I tried my [...]