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Mario Farnbacher, Meyer Shank Racing Lime Rock Park next stop

Mario Farnbacher, Meyer Shank Racing Lime Rock Park next stop

17.07.2019: The first half of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has been a promising one for Mario Farnbacher. The Meyer Shank Racing driver has secured one race win and




The first half of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has been a promising one for Mario Farnbacher. The Meyer Shank Racing driver has secured one race win and two further podiums in the first five races of the season and leads the championship by 19 points.



The 27-year-old is set to kick off the second half of the season in Lime Rock Park. Despite having raced at the circuit in Lakeville, Connecticut before, Farnbacher has yet to finish on the podium on the tight and twisty circuit.
   
        
     
 
Mario Farnbacher
:  “It’s definitely going to be an exciting weekend. It’s the shortest track on the calendar and also extremely narrow. Overtaking is no easy task because there’s always a great deal of traffic. That makes our pit stops and strategy all the more important.”     


 
   
        
THROWBACK   
        
     
 
A difficult weekend


Farnbacher last competed here in 2018, however it was a tough race weekend for the young German. Racing here for Lexus for the first time, Farnbacher and teammate Jack Hawksworth were only able to finish fifth in class for the 3GT Racing team.     

   
     
 
Running out of luck



Farnbacher was also in action at Lime Rock Park back in 2016, together with Ian James for the Alex Job Racing team. The pair were on course for a strong podium finish, but a collision in the closing stages dashed their hopes of tasting the podium champagne.     


 
   
     
 
Racing for Porsche in Lakeville



In his first appearance it was another story of what could have been for Farnbacher. In the 2014 race, the team suffered a spin towards the end of the race. Despite a frantic recovery drive, they crossed the line in fourth, but still gathered important points for the championship battle.     


 
   
        
SCHEDULE

   
   


Friday, 19 July



11:40 - 12:10 (CEST: 17:40 - 18:10) Practice 1
13:55 - 14:55 (CEST: 19:55 - 20:55) Practice 2
16:55 - 17:55 (CEST: 22:55 - 23:55) Practice 3



Saturday, 20 July


9:05 - 9:25 (CEST: 15:05 - 15:25) Warm Up
9:35 - 9:50 (CEST: 15:35 - 15:50) Qualifying
15:10 - 17:50 (CEST: 21:10 - 23:50) Race

   
        
             
WATCH THE RACE

   
   
Fans can watch the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park online. The official live stream and live timing services are available on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship website free of charge.
   



Just Authentic, photos Brian Cleary / Meyer Shank Racing

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