Isaac TutumluAfter his positive first outing with Madrid-based team in the Endurance Trophy IberGT in Valencia, the Spanish driver of Kurdish ancestry is back with them to participate in in the last event of the International GT Open in Barcelona. Tutumlu will share the new Porsche with de Castro.

Isaac Tutumlu will take part in the last meeting of International GT Open and Spanish GT / IBER GT championship at Circuit de Catalunya next weekend. The Spanish driver of Kurdish heritage, after an awesome performance in Valencia participating in the Endurance Trophy IberGT and setting the fastest lap ever for a Porsche-built car there, is back with Drivex once again. Drivex, a successful team from Madrid and backed by Porsche, will field a new Porsche 997 GT3 RSR 2012 for Tutumlu. As happened in Valencia, Tutumlu will be teaming with Miguel Ángel de Castro for both races in Barcelona.

“I feel really happy racing here. Surely it´s one of the most competitive GT races around the world, with factory drivers and teams from Porsche and Ferrari such as Manthey, IMSA, AF Corse or Villorba Corse. It means to face the highest level professionals in GT Racing, and we will have to try our best for a good result”, Tutumlu explained adding that “we have no handicap, so a good result in both races isn´t out of reach. In the Spanish GT / Iber GT, our goal is to improve our results from Valencia, where our car was severely handicapped by the rules, and in the Int´l GT Open a
podium finish would be an incredible way to finish this season. It´s my home round as well, with my people attending there, and it´s a morale booster for sure. I´d like to get a good result for them, and of course for my sponsors too. I perfectly know this circuit, and with Drivex and my teammate and I think we were able to put together a good package. This meeting will be pretty demanding, but I feel confident”.

Last but not at least, on November 10th Barzani Racing Team will launch its 2013 project in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan. Important people and main Kurdish mass media will attend an event that “is very special and long-awaited for me, because my background comes from there. I´m glad to be there with them”, Tutumlu pointed out.