Mario Farnbacher Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta preview

Mario Farnbacher Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta preview

09.10.2019: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season is coming to a close with the Motul Petit Le Mans on 12 October. This grand finale has a special significance for Mario Farnbacher and the Meyer Shank Racing team

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season is coming to a close with the Motul Petit Le Mans on 12 October. This grand finale has a special significance for Mario Farnbacher and the Meyer Shank Racing team: the Ansbach-native and teammate Trent Hindman lead the standings and have good chances of securing the title in the highly competitive championship.
   
          
 
Mario Farnbacher: 
“The finale at the Road Atlanta will definitely be an exciting one. In 2018, we had to retire early with the Acura, but were up with the frontrunners till that happened. We’ve got a very good chance of winning the title, but of course, we have to deliver a strong performance to achieve it.”     

 
   
The Franconian has already experienced a title victory at the Braselton circuit in Georgia. In 2017, Farnbacher was crowned North American Endurance Cup champion with the Riley Motorsports team’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 and he intends to celebrate the major coup in 2019.



   
STANDINGS

   
After nine race weekends, Farnbacher and Hindman head the standings with a lead of 32 points. It’s a tight fit behind the Acura duo and a maximum of 35 points available will guarantee a high-tension finale.



1. Mario Farnbacher / Trent Hindman – 264
2. Zacharie Robichon – 232
3. Robby Foley / Bill Auberlen – 227
4. Andy Lally / John Potter – 226
5. Toni Vilander / Cooper MacNeil – 220
   
        
     
 
Mario Farnbacher
:  “We’ve certainly got an excellent starting position, but we nevertheless need to remain fully focused. The championship hasn’t been decided yet, so it’s important we make a good point haul again. I’m looking forward to the challenge and we’ll be doing everything we can!”     



 
   
SCHEDULE

   
Thursday, 10 October



10:50 - 11:50 (CEST: 16:50 - 17:50) Practice 1
15:20 - 15:50 (CEST: 21:20 - 21:50) Practice 2
19:30 - 21:00 (CEST: 01:30 - 03:00) Practice 3



Friday, 11 October


11:15 - 12:15 (CEST: 17:15 - 18:15) Practice 4
15:55 - 16:10 (CEST: 21:55 - 22:10) Qualifying



Saturday, 12 October


09:30 - 09:50 (CEST: 15:30 - 15:50) Warm Up
12:05 - 22:05 (CEST: 18:05 - 04:05) Race
   

     
 
 

   
WATCH THE RACE


   
The grand finale, the Motul Petit Le Mans, can be watched 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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