Championship lead extended

Fifth race of the season and a third podium! After the Watkins Glen victory and a second in Mid-Ohio, Mario Farnbacher and teammate Trent Hindman celebrated a further second place on the rostrum, this time in Canada. It also meant expanding their championship lead.

“We’re mega-happy with our second place”, Farnbacher explains. “We were determined to land ahead of our Lexus and Lamborghini title rivals and we succeeded, also achieving our main goal of extending our advantage. Thanks go to the team and Trent for doing another fantastic job this weekend!”

The Meyer Shank Racing pair in the Acura NSX GT3 Evo had proved their worth with a third in qualifying and were set to fight for the lead again. Although, in the end they couldn’t pass the leading BMW on the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Farnbacher and Hindman were able to notch up their championship advantage to 19 points. With five races behind them, the Acura drivers have 151 points to their credit and lie ahead of the AIM Vasser Sullivan team’s #12 Lexus.

It wasn’t the Ansbach native’s first race in Bowmanville, Ontario. Previously in 2014 and 2016, he’d already demonstrated his ability to cope with the challenging fast circuit, and after sixth place and a retirement, the 27-year-old was able to celebrate his first podium on the Canadian track in 2019.

The next stop on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar is the Northeast Grand Prix at the picturesque Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut, from 19 to 20 July. Straight afterwards Farnbacher will be making his way back over to Europe for the Spa 24 Hours on the weekend of 25 to 28 July to drive the Honda Team Motul Honda NSX GT3.

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