Tutumlu and his teammate van der Linde had to drive their Car Collection Motorsport-entered Audi R8 LMS having a heavy tendency towards oversteering. Set-up issues and several race incidents prevented them from being rewarded with a good result in race 2 of the ADAC GT Masters at Nürburgring.
Isaac Tutumlu had little good fortune at Nürburgring, which hosted race 2 of the ADAC GT Masters on Sunday. Early in the morning, Kelvin van der Linde secured 10th on the starting grid with the Car Collection Motorsport-entered Audi R8 LMS by posting a lap time of 1:27.765.
Unfortunately later in the race and following differential swap, car set-up wasn´t good at all and both drivers encountered extreme oversteer. Van der Linde lost several places at the beginning and Tutumlu managed to keep rivals at bay throughout his stint but he was hit no less than three times by cars right behind him. As a result, Tutumlu headed into the pit lane to retire the car in order to prevent additional damage to the Audi and as a good result was out of reach.
“Kelvin was in trouble at the beginning and lost several places because he couldn´t get the pace. After differential swap, our set-up wasn´t any good and it resulted in having massive oversteer. The car was almost impossible to handle and was constantly drifting. My lap times were similar to those set by Kelvin and I was defending our position. But then a Lamborghini hit me and a few moments later two other cars ran into me”, Tutumlu said. He underlined that “I´m annoyed about how aggressive drivers are in the ADAC GT Masters. But organization still has not taken this in hand in earnest, quite the reverse. I headed into the pit lane because our car was almost impossible to handle and had steering damage. We weren´t able to have a competitive car despite our result on Saturday was not bad. At the same time, I am extremely upset about other drivers´ aggressiveness in the ADAC GT Masters. In fact, there were loads of pieces of carbon fiber in the middle of the racing line at the end.”