Isaac Tutumlu is back to racing next weekend, as he approaches the next meeting of International GT Open at Spa-Francorchamps, an iconic venue in motorsport.
Tutumlu, a Barzani Racing Team driver, will be joined at the wheel of his Autorlando Sport Porsche 997 GT3 R by Antonio Spavone from Italy. Spavone has been his most recent teammate at Autorlando Sport, the team led by Orlando Redolfi. Tutumlu, the only driver with a Kurdish heritage racing at this international level, is looking for grabbing two good results at Spa-Francorchamps and in this way to continue having title chances. Anyway next weekend promises to be extremely demanding because thirty cars are expected on track and his class, GTS, owns a larger number of vehicles.
“It´s a circuit where I´ve competed three times before, my last time there was in 2012 with Porsche Supercup. Weather conditions are always pretty changeable and I like that! Our Porsche works perfectly as well under this sort of conditions, so…”, Tutulu stressed, and also explaining that “I have great expectations for Belgium. After summer break we´ve made modifications on the car but it´s important not to have mechanical problems, as it happened in previous rounds. Both Porsche and Autorlando Sport are working hard to approach our final stage in the GT Open properly. I know it´s going to be a very demanding weekend, with a strong entry list and manufacturers like Porsche, Ferrari, Audi, McLaren, Lamborghini or Mercedes, but it doesn´t changes our targets. And they´re to fight for new victories and score points to keep alive our title options”.
The timetable for Spa-Francorchamps includes two free practice sessions on Friday, one hour long each. Then, on Saturday, race one is taking place at 16.00 after Q1 and consisting of seventy minutes. Finally the program ends with race two on Sunday at 12.10, after Q2, and consisting of fifty minutes.