Mario Farnbacher will compete for Heart of Racing in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The two-time GTD champion is set to drive an Aston Martin AMR Vantage GT3 Evo.
“I’m extremely excited about this new challenge,” says the 31-year-old. “It will of course be a change for me as I will have to adapt to a new car. But we have a very good package, and the past has shown that the Aston Martin is a very fast car.”
And the driver from Ansbach already knows the team: “It was with the Heart of Racing Porsche that I celebrated my GTD debut. The entire programme ran until 2016, so I already know a part of the team. I’m also looking forward to working with team boss Ian James, with whom I shared the cockpit at the time,” continues Farnbacher.
The championship is also familiar ground for the German. In recent years he has celebrated two titles as well as numerous victories and podium finishes in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In 2024 he will primarily compete in the championship’s endurance races. The first test kilometres behind the wheel of the British car are planned for December at the Daytona International Speedway.
“I can hardly wait to do the first laps. I am sure we will be competitive. It’s just great to be part of a programme like this,” says Farnbacher, looking forward to the coming year. The first race of the 2024 season is the Rolex 24 at Daytona from 25 to 28 January.