Mario Farnbacher- ninth after powerful Spa performance

Mario Farnbacher- ninth after powerful Spa performance

26.10.2020: From 22 to 25 October, Mario Farnbacher took part in one of the seasonís highlights Ė the legendary 24 Hours of Spa. Due to difficult and permanently changing conditions, this round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge was a tough one. Renger van der Zand


From 22 to 25 October, Mario Farnbacher took part in one of the season’s highlights – the legendary 24 Hours of Spa. Due to difficult and permanently changing conditions, this round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge was a tough one.

 

Renger van der Zande, Dane Cameron and the 28-year-old fought together for Team Honda Racing and secured a ninth in a very fierce race.   
        
    
 
Mario Farnbacher:
  “The race was a huge challenge, but we can be satisfied with the result. The team did a super job, we were able to improve over the weekend. Spa sees the Crème de la Crème coming together and we could prove we belong to the top 10. This is something we can be proud of!”     

 
    
It was clear right from the start that the race would place high demands on Team Honda Racing, when they joined the endurance classic’s total of 55 cars.



The trio in the NSX GT3 Evo started from 28th on the grid and immediately pushed forwards to pick up as many positions as possible. It wasn’t an easy task for the crew of the #29: changing conditions – sometimes wet, sometimes dry – several safety car periods and the long night made it tough going.



However, the team determinedly braved all the hardships and crossed the finish line in ninth place.
    
        
    

 
Mario Farnbacher: 
“The ever-changing conditions were a big challenge for everyone. We were well under way when it was dry, but we lacked some pace when it was wet and didn’t get the front tyres up to temperature. But we gave everything we had and secured a good result. We can build on that."     


 
    
Next race on the Intercontinental GT Challenge schedule is from 10 to 12 December at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and it will also be the championship finale.
   
    

    
RESULTS

    
Free Practice – Position 25
Pre-Qualifying – Position 13
Combined Qualifying – Position 28
Race – Position 9
    

 

    
PREVIEW

    
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship moves into its hot phase: The 2020 season has just two races to go and Laguna Seca will be the next stop (30 October to 1 November).



Farnbacher and teammate Matt McMurry rank fourth in the standings with a seven-point deficit to the leader. After three races without a spot on the podium, the Meyer Shank Racing duo has its sights set firmly on the rostrum in California.
    
 
 

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