The season starts at the Nürburgring track next weekend and for Isaac Tutumlu and Barzani Racing Team it is their second participation in the series, eying the European GT title. Again driving an Autorlando Sport Porsche 997 GT3 R, Tutumlu will team up with Matteo Beretta for this year.
Isaac Tutumlu and Barzani Racing Team will head into the very first round of the International GT Open, the same series where they were able to fight for wins and podiums in GTS class throughout the season last year. Tutumlu, claiming Spanish Iber GT title in 2013 – first Kurdish driver ever winning an international championship in motorsport for Kurdistan- arrives to Germany with renewed vigour despite of his challenge is even harder than last season, as now he will participate in Super GT, the leading class in the series and battling against a large number of professional drivers. As happened last year, Tutumlu will drive a Porsche 997 GT3 R entered by Autorlando Sport but his teammate is a new one: Italy´s Matteo Beretta.
“For us, the European campaign kicks off at Nürburgring, a new motorsport adventure because of despite of it is the same championship we will participate in Super GT. We have upgraded and improved our car and my teammate, Matteo, is rather quick, young and eager of getting the best results. Our preseason work was good, we carried out two test days and, especially at Mugello, we were quick. Our sectors were pretty competitive and hold great promise for this year”, Tutumlu explains. “The entry list looks quote strong, proving how the championship is growing and TV coverage is amazing once again. It is important to have a good start. I like Nürburgring, and rain is always quite possible there. I am quite fast in rain conditions and Porsche-built cars work well too on wet track. There are medium and fast corners and they are a good thing for our car. We eye top-places. I would like to thank my sponsors again their support, particularly Barzani family, Ster Group and Golden Eagle global”, emphasizes.
After free practice and qualifying sessions, both races take place at 16.00 on Saturday – 70 minutes- and at 13.00 on Sunday – 60 minutes-
Source. CTR Press