The Barcelona native hits the halfway point of the 2018 24H Series with prospects of a good result at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari with the Car Collection Motorsport-run Audi R8 LMS. Tutumlu will team up with Turkisk Çapan and Austrian drivers Felbermayr Jr. and Kuzdas.
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 sp 60-kilogram handicap heavier than other cars.
saac Tutumlu will continue his journey in the 2018 season taking part in the 12H Imola, another event counting towards the 24H Series. Spaniard Tutumlu is delighted to make his official debut at Imola, where he never raced before, driving the Car Collection Motorsport Audi R8 LMS. Tutumlu will be joined by Turkey’s Ali Çapan and Austria’s Horst Felbermayr Jr. and Siegfried Kuzdas. Tutumlu and Çapan are spending the season together with Felbermayr Jr. and Kuzdas being two new additions to the driver line-up. More than 50 cars will be entered at Imola.
“We are halfway through the season in the 24H Series. I carried out a testing day there back in 2014 with a Target Ferrari 458 to prepare the Dubai 24 hours. I love Imola because it’s an amazing track. Despite I never officially competed there, I was able to learn his features throughout that testing day” explains Tutumlu highlighting “I’m a fan of Ayrton Senna, my single motorsport idol and it’s my pleasure to race at Imola, where the environment is still imbued with his spirit. Regarding the race, Ali and I are going to have two new teammates at Car Collection. Horst is an experienced GT driver and an added value to achieve a good result. We have to focus on avoiding mistakes or incidents, something extremely difficult as there are more than twenty GT cars but the rest of the entry list are TCR-specifications touring cars, so there is a huge speed differential. We really aim at achieving a podium finish, which was elusive at Silverstone and Navarra.”
The 12 hours of Imola are split into two parts with six hours starting at 15.30 (CET) on Friday. The second part will take part on Saturday at 11.30 (CET).
Source. CTR Press