Mario Farnbacher early trouble dashes chances for top result in Detroit

Mario Farnbacher early trouble dashes chances for top result in Detroit

15.06.2021: Mario Farnbacher expected more from his guest start in Detroit. A collision through no fault of his teammate Jeff Kingsley and the subsequent retirement due to a technical issue were the result of his race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at


Mario Farnbacher expected more from his guest start in Detroit. A collision through no fault of his teammate Jeff Kingsley and the subsequent retirement due to a technical issue were the result of his race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the Raceway at Belle Isle.   
        
    
 
Mario Farnbacher:
"This was definitely not the race we had imagined. Jeff was hit by another competitor right at the start and spun. He was then hit again, which damaged the car."      


 
    
The damage sustained left its mark throughout the rest of the race as a lack of pace stopped the team from making up for the time and positions lost. The Compass Racing team decided to go for an early pitstop with Mario Farnbacher taking over the wheel.



As a result of the collision at the start, a problem with the brakes developed and the Bavarian’s chase came to an early end. With safety in mind, the Acura NSX GT3 Evo was withdrawn from the race.
    
        
    
 
Mario Farnbacher:



"Nevertheless, we take a lot of positives away from the race. For example, the team did a great job, we were quick and, under normal circumstances, could have achieved a top result. We can build on that."     

 

    
RESULTS

        
Practice 1 – Position 1
Practice 2 – Position 3
Qualifying GTD Position – Position 7
Qualifying GTD Points - Position 1
Warm up – Position 10
Race - Position DNF
    
 
Raceway at Belle Isle Park
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Length: 3,782 km
Turns: 14
First opened: 1992


PREVIEW


From Michigan it is on to New York State – to Watkins Glen, to be precise. The race at the former Grand Prix circuit is one of the highlights of the American sports car championship with the race weekend taking place from 24 to 27 June.
    
        

        
 
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