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Solid debut for Farnbacher and Compass Racing

Solid debut for Farnbacher and Compass Racing

Brilliant sunshine and cheering spectators – the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Mid-Ohio presented itself at its very best on 16 May. And the Compass Racing-Acura with Mario Farnbacher and Jeff Kingsley was in the thick of it. The German-Canadian duo’s fifth place in the Sprint Cup debut was a promising result for the team,…

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Heading for Sprint Cup with Compass Racing and Acura

Heading for Sprint Cup with Compass Racing and Acura

Mario Farnbacher is participating in the coming 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship again. Together with teammate Jeff Kingsley, the 28-year-old Franconian will be driving Compass Racing’s Acura NSX GT3 Evo in the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup. First race is scheduled for 16 May in Mid-Ohio. “I’m really looking forward to the new challenge and working…

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Eleventh at Daytona

Eleventh at Daytona

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship curtain-raiser didn’t take off as Mario Farnbacher and his team Magnus with Archangel had hoped. After tyre damage and technical problems, the Acura driver and his teammates Andy Lally, John Potter and Spencer Pumpelly had to settle with eleventh place at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. “Of course, we expected…

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Farnbacher kicks off season in Daytona

Farnbacher kicks off season in Daytona

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship begins its 2021 season from 27 to 31 January. The traditional curtain-raiser to the US sportscar season is the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where Mario Farnbacher will be in action for Magnus with Archangel in the Acura NSX GT3 Evo. The 28-year-old will be joining up with John Potter, Andy…

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Bitter South African finale

Bitter South African finale

Mario Farnbacher and Team Honda Racing played a dominant role at the Kyalami 9 Hour – the finale of the Intercontinental GT Challenge from 10 to 12 December. However, after the Honda NSX GT3 Evo’s pole and countless kilometers in the lead, a thunderstorm during the final hour denied the driver trio its victory. In…

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Season finale in South Africa

Season finale in South Africa

Mario Farnbacher’s 2020 season comes to an end with the Intercontinental GT Challenge in South Africa. From 10 to 12 December, the 28-year-old will be competing in the Kyalami 9 Hour for Team Honda Racing with Renger van der Zande and Bertrand Baguette. The trio intends to successfully finish the season with a top result.…

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Farnbacher and Meyer Shank Racing celebrate second title

Farnbacher and Meyer Shank Racing celebrate second title

The 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is over and Mario Farnbacher is GTD Champion again. Together with Matt McMurry and Meyer Shank Racing, the Franconian celebrated his second title in a row in Sebring. With a third place at the 12-hour race in Florida, the Acura squad polished off the title. In the end 286…

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Title fight goes into the final round

Title fight goes into the final round

It’s time for the title showdown in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. On 14 November, GTD championship leaders Mario Farnbacher and Matt McMurry will compete in the endurance classic that is the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The Acura duo enjoy a seven-point advantage in the standings, so the mission is clear: secure plenty…

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About me

Motorsport is in Mario’s blood – and just like his father and brother, he is living his passion.

Already at the age of six, he appeared at the karting tracks, and it didn’t take long for him to claim the first successes. Competing in the Bambini Class, he celebrated victories and titles in Bavaria before he also left a remaining impression in the Junior Classes in 2005.

With ambition and discipline, the highly talented race driver made his way up, and over the years, he proved to be a serious and tough rival for his opponents. The Franconian proved his skills in various racing series – including the ADAC GT Masters, the Nürburgring Endurance Series (formerly VLN) and the International GT Open.

In 2014, he competed in America, where he was to celebrate his greatest sporting triumphs in the years that ensued. Following the season with Alex Job Racing and Porsche in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, he switched to Mercedes-AMG in 2017. Together with Riley Motorsport, Mario celebrated his first title in the Michelin Endurance Cup.

With Acura, more championship titles rolled in from 2018 onwards. After starting out with a few selected races, the Ansbach native established himself as a regular driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019. What then followed were two successful years with Meyer Shank Racing, in which Mario was crowned champion twice in the GTD class.

Steckbrief Mario Farnbacher

Date of Birth:     14th May 1992
Place of Birth:    Ansbach
Nationality:        german
Marital Status:   single
Height:                178 cm
Weight:               64 kg
Education:         qualified Secondary School
Profession:        Race driver & CEO Autohaus Farnbacher
Hobbies:            Snowboard, Fitness, Music und Friends

2020
» Champion (GTD class) IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Acura)

2019
» Champion (GTD class) IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Acura)
» Intercontinental GT Challenge (Honda)


2018
» IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Acura)

2017
» IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Mercedes-AMG)
» Champion (GTD class) IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup
» International GT Open (Lexus)

2015 – 2016
» IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Porsche)
» VLN Nürburgring (Lexus)


2014
» 10th place (GTD class) TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
» Victory 12H Sebring

2012 – 2013
» ADAC GT Masters

2011
» ADAC Formula Masters – 6th place overall
» Scholarship ADAC and Deutsche Post Speed Academy


2010
» ADAC Formula Masters – 3rd place overall / Rookie of the Year

1998 – 2009
» Karting

Racing

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship offers sports car racing at the highest level. The series was created in 2013 from the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Sports Car Series and forms the highest American sports car series. The series includes several Sprint and Endurance races, held on different racetracks in North America.

In 2021, Mario participates in the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup. Together with teammate Jeff Kingsley, he drives Compass Racing’s Acura NSX GT3 Evo #76.

Dates

16/05/2021 Mid-Ohio
12/06/2021Belle Isle Park, Detroit
02/07/2021Watkins Glen
17/07/2021Lime Rock Park, Lakeville
08/08/2021 Road America, Elkhart Lake

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