Isaac TutumluTutumlu, a Spanish with Kurdish origins, concluded 15th during last race of 2011 season in Porsche Supercup, which was held in Abu Dhabi. Good result for Barzani Racing Team´s driver after his problems in Saturday´s race.

Isaac Tutumlu has finished today his 2011 season in Porsche Supercup and he showed his good shape at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Tutumlu, driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup lined up by Attempto Racing and under Barzani Racing Team colors, achieved a good 15 place at the end of this meeting.

In free practice session, Tutumlu was 12 fastest despite his Porsche was suffering from braking problems and which continued over the course of the weekend. It meant that in qualifying Tutumlu could just achieve 18 and 19 places on the starting grids for race one and two respectively. “We changed my car´s brake pads a few times but my feeling with them didn´t improve. They worked at the beginning but after three or four laps they got worse”, he explained.

In race one, which was scheduled on Saturday, Tutumlu made a good start but, before of the first corner, another rival got him up against the wall. Spanish driver of Kurdish origin had to brake but he lost control of his car and colliding with another rival. “I feel quite confident before the start and I made a good start. However Sebastian Bleekemolen got me up against the wall and I couldn´t control my car, hitting Alessandro Zampedri”, Tutumlu explained afterwards. In spite of Tutumlu finished the race, he was excluded later due to his collision in first lap, even when it was proved Bleekemolen´s maneuver.

Today almost everything improved and, starting 19 , he gained at least three or four places at the start. “This time I have approached first bend on the outside to avoid any kind of problems. Anyway my brake problems appeared when I was fighting for 13 place. With two laps to go, two rivals managed to overtake me, but the balance is quite positive because I faced a strong and experienced opposition and my lap times were very similar”, he told at the end.