Anticipation was high, but so was the disappointment after the race weekend. For the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round in Long Beach, Mario Farnbacher once again took the start with Matt McMurry at his side. The duo, who secured the GTD class title in 2020, finished eleventh after a difficult race.
“I was really looking forward to this race weekend. Long Beach is something very special and of course I have great memories with Matt from last year. But it definitely didn’t go the way we had hoped. We were struggling with set up and pace the whole time.”
In the Acura NSX GT3 Evo, the duo took the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from 13th on the grid. After a rather unremarkable race, Farnbacher narrowly missed out on the top 10. An eleventh place at the end formed the maximum for him and his American teammate.
“It was just a difficult race for us. Let’s keep looking to the future and work towards getting better! Sometimes there are just phases when things don’t want to go right.”
The next IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend will be held at VIRginia International Raceway from 8 until 10 October. The special feature of this round is that only GT cars will be on the grid. It is also the season finale of the WeatherTech Sprint Cup.