Isaac TutumluTutumlu, a Spanish of Kurdish origin, made a great start in race 1 and ran sixth in the Independents´ Trophy, but later another rival hit him and forced him to retire. In race two he finished tenth in the Independents´ Trophy.

Isaac Tutumlu had a troublesome start of season in the World Touring Car Championship at Monza, where he made his debut with Proteam Racing´s BMW 320 TC. After a good qualifying session yesterday, showing his improvements with a car absolutely new for him, Tutumlu completed a good warm up early in the morning and kept learning.

In race 1, Proteam Racing´s driver made a good start and gained some places and, last but not least, avoiding any kind of clash with other rivals. But, after three laps, a rival made contact with him and it frustrated his chances. “My start was quite good, and I was sixth in the Independents´ Trophy. And I was following the slipstream to overtake another car when I was hit by Gabor Weber. I spun but managed to return to the track. Unfortunately, the accident damaged my car´s engine and it broke a few seconds after”, Tutumlu explained about his retirement.

Proteam Racing had to work hard replacing his engine for race two. But this engine used now “was the same with a lack of top speed really important two days ago. It was impossible to fight with another driver on track under the circumstances. At least I got experience under my belt”, Tutumlu said afterwards. After ten laps, he finished in 10 place in the Independents´ Trophy. Next meeting is scheduled in Valencia, on April 1st, and “I will approach those races absolutely motivated. I will have a grid penalty due to engine change, but I feel confident. Obviously a bit of luck with us would be appreciated too”.