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Podium for Mario Farnbacher in Watkins Glen

Podium for Mario Farnbacher in Watkins Glen

Together with Racers Edge Motorsports and Ashton Harrison, Mario Farnbacher was at the start of the GT World Challenge America’s fourth weekend from 22 to 24 July. Ranking third in the standings, the Acura works driver travelled to Watkins Glen with his teammate and focused on making a good points haul. Despite a few complications, the…

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Lacklustre weekend in Virginia

Lacklustre weekend in Virginia

Mario Farnbacher was on the road in Virginia from 17 to 19 June. The 30-year-old was competing in the season’s fifth and sixth races against around 20 GT3 opponents, aiming to collect further points in the third event of the GT World Challenge America. Together with Racers Edge Motorsports and team colleague Ashton Harrison, he was…

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Two races, two podiums: Successful performance in Louisiana

Two races, two podiums: Successful performance in Louisiana

Five weeks after the Sonoma season-opener, Mario Farnbacher travelled to the NOLA Motorsports Park in Louisiana for the second round of the GT World Challenge America. Together with Racers Edge Motorsports and team colleague Ashton Harrison, the Acura works driver was able to celebrate two podiums. Originally, the race had been scheduled at the Ozark…

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Podium at GT World Challenge America season opener

Podium at GT World Challenge America season opener

The GT World Challenge America season opener from 15 to17 April was next on Mario Farnbacher’s event programme. Together with Racers Edge Motorsports and Ashton Harrison, the Acura works driver started in Sonoma and immediately secured the season’s first podium in the #93 Acura NSX GT3. Sonoma Raceway was new race territory for the 29-year-old…

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Podium reward for strong race

Podium reward for strong race

Mario Farnbacher started from 8 to 10 April 2022 at the 100-minute Long Beach race, the third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Together with Marc Miller, the 29-year-old drove the #66 Gradient Racing Acura NSX GT3. Thanks to a strong performance, the duo was able to celebrate second place. A lot of bad…

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11th place in 12 Hours of Sebring

11th place in 12 Hours of Sebring

Mario Farnbacher started from 16 to 19 March at the Sebring 12-hour race. Together with team mates Kyffin Simpson and Till Bechtolsheimer, the Acura works driver from Ansbach competed for Gradient Racing in Florida. It was the second race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and eleventh place due to an accident was the best…

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High commitment, low yield

High commitment, low yield

Mario Farnbacher and Gradient Racing began the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season’s first race on 29 January. Instead of achieving the hoped-for top result in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the team had to make do with a 13th place in the GTD category. Technical defects dashed the Franconian and his teammates’ chances of a…

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Farnbacher starts USA programme with 24 Hours of Daytona

Farnbacher starts USA programme with 24 Hours of Daytona

Mario Farnbacher starts the 60th running of the 24-hour race in Daytona in the Acura NSX GT3 of Gradient Racing. The two-time GTD champion competes alongside Till Bechtolsheimer, Kyffin Simpson and Marc Miller in the legendary endurance classic as part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which takes place from 28th to 30th January 2022.…

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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 2022, Mario participates in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup. Together with Till Bechtolsheimer and Kyffin Simpson, he drives Gradient Racing’s Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 #66.

Dates

29/01/2022 Rolex 24 At Daytona
19/03/202212 Hours of Sebring
26/06/2022Six Hours of the Glen, Watkins Glen
01/10/2022Motul Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta

GT World Challenge America

Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS is the premier North American GT series contributing to the global GT World Challenge championship. The best race tracks from Sonoma to Indianapolis will host GT3 races at the highest level in the 2022 season. The race weekends will feature 90-minute double-header heats for thrilling motorsport.

In 2022, Mario will compete in the GT World Challenge America together with Ashton Harrison. Both will be behind the wheel of the Racers Edge Motorsports Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 #93.

Dates

17/04/2022Sonoma Raceway
22/05/2022Ozarks International Raceway
19/06/2022VIRgina International Raceway
24/07/2022Watkins Glen
21/08/2022Road America
25/09/2022Sebring International Raceway
09/10/2022Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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