Isaac Tutumlu ready to make strong debut at iconic Spa 24h

The Spaniard of Kurdish heritage will achieve another milestone in his racing career by making his debut at the 24 hours of Spa this weekend. Tutumlu will share the Leipert Motorsport-run Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo, racing in Kurdistan Racing Team by Tigris colors, with full-season drivers Tyler Cooke and Brendon Leitch alongside newcomer Max Weering.

Isaac Tutumlu is ready for his debut at the classic endurance event in the Ardennes: the 24 hours of Spa. The iconic marathon, whose first edition took place in 1924, has become the biggest GT event in the twenty-first century. Tutumlu, who already contested other famous races such as the Daytona 24 hours or the Dubai 24 hours, will strike another landmark at Spa-Francorchamps.

The Spanish racer of Kurdish ancestry will defend the colors of the Kurdistan Racing Team by Tigris at the wheel of the same Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Leipert Motorsport seen in Le Castellet in June. Tutumlu will share the driving duties alongside New Zealander Brendon Leitch, American Tyler Cooke and Dutch Max Weering. The four-driver line up is expecting a strong run for a top result in the Silver-rated class following a promising official test session at Spa-Francorchamps last month. Tutumlu and his teammates lapped in metronomic race pace, which is a key factor for a 24-hour event. Tutumlu, who joined Leipert Motorsport for the second race meeting of the 2022 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, showed excellent form during the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000 km as the Spaniard put in an excellent recovery driver during his stint.

“I’m looking forward to making my debut at the Spa 24-hour race as it is the biggest GT event in the world. After competing at Daytona and Dubai, Spa was an obvious step forward. Probably the final one is Le Mans, a challenge that I would love take on as well in the future”, explains Tutumlu. He underlines that “regarding Spa, I feel very happy to be there. Leipert Motorsport have already proven their speed and no doubt we will be competitive as we have some support from Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Besides, our driver line-up is very strong with all the drivers lapping in very similar times. Our goal is to make to the finish without mistakes or problems and it will bring us a good result in the Silver Cup class and overall. Let’s do it!”

Thursday’s free practice session will take place at 10.50 with prequalifying scheduled at 16.15. That evening, qualifying session is due to take place at 20.40 will all four drivers in each car taking qualifying duties. The 24-hour race is scheduled on Saturday at 16.45 and will come to an end on Sunday. All track action will be streamed live on YouTube. All times are CET.