An accident ended Isaac Tutumlu´s hopes in Morocco The Spanish driver of Kurdish heritage was hit by another rival on lap 3 during the first race, colliding with the wall. His BMW 320 TC was badly damaged and he couldn´t take part in race two.
Isaac Tutumlu didn´t have luck on his side during World Touring Car Championship in Marrakech. After his troublesome last two days, when the Proteam Racing´s BMW 320 TC was suffering from problems to both turbo and suspension, Tutumlu was looking to improve his performance at this complicated urban track. But at the end he completed just two laps and was forced to retire on lap three of the first race.
He said “I made a good start, because I was able to avoid the crash on lap 1 where my teammate Medhi Bennani was involved. The safety car went out and when the race was resumed I was in the Pasquale di Sabatino´s slipstream, who was faster than me on straights. Then, approaching the chicane I was on the inside and Aleksei Dudukalo was close behind. I was accelerating when he hit my car and it was impossible not to crash with the wall”.
The car was badly damaged but, fortunately, Tutumlu was unhurt despite a violent collision. However this incident meant a retirement in race one but also not to race the second.
Now Tutumlu is focused on his next commitment in the World Touring Car Championship scheduled on April 28th-29th at Slovakia Ring, a new venue for almost every driver on the starting grid. By then, “BMW has promised us that both Mehdi and I will be using our new engines, Proteam Racing has a lot of work to do on the car but I hope to have a better weekend. Morocco is now past and my aim is to fight for points in the Independents´ Trophy once again.” He concluded