The Spaniard of Kurdish heritage will continue competing at the highest GT level throughout the 2023 season as he joins ST Racing with Rinaldi in Ferrari machinery. Tutumlu, who will defend the Kurdistan Racing Team colors once again, will contest the 5-round calendar alongside American Jon Miller and Canadian female driver Samantha Tan. The trio will share a Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 before making debut the new Ferrari 296 GT3 later this season.
Isaac Tutumlu will enter the 2023 GT World Challenge Endurance Cup season to continue competing at the very highest level in endurance motorsport under the Kurdistan Racing Team banner. The Spanish racer of Kurdish ancestry will be joining ST Racing with Rinaldi to drive Ferrari machinery alongside Jon Miller and Samantha Tan. Rinaldi Racing is one of the most experienced teams with the Prancing Horse on the international scene of GT racing. Tutumlu, American Miller and Canadian female driver Tan will kick off the season with the bulletproof Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 as ST Racing with Rinaldi will take delivery of the new Ferrari 296 GT3 later this season. The calendar will consist of five rounds on several of the most famous and iconic European circuits: the 3 hours of Monza (22-23 April), the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km (3-4 June), the 24 hours of Spa (29 June-2 July), the 3 hours of Nürburgring (29-30 July) and the 3 hours of Barcelona (30 September-1 October). ST Racing with Rinaldi is expected to fight for top honors in the Pro-Am Cup class.
“I’m glad to join ST Racing by Rinaldi to take part in the 2023 GT World Challenge Endurance Cup season. I really enjoyed my time in the series last year and I’m looking forward to building on that experience to achieve strong results this season. Rinaldi Racing has plenty of experience with different Maranello-built cars and our campaign together looks very promising. Jon Miller is the Silver-graded driver and myself and Samantha Tan, who is an emerging female talent on the GT scene, join as Bronze-rated drivers. I feel confident that we have put together a strong package to fight for top honors in the Pro-Am Cup class”, explains Tutumlu. He underlines that “it’s also a pleasure to be driving Ferrari cars. In fact, my racing career in GT racing started driving a Ferrari 430 GT2 and I also drove a Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 a few years later. I can’t think of a better place than Monza to drive a car of the Prancing Horse. The 488 GT3 is still pretty competitive before making our debut in the all-new 296 GT3, which will be another step forward.”