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 Lally and Spencer Pumpelly behind the wheel of the #44 Acura at the Daytona endurance classic. The foursome will have a chance to test out their 2021 challenger at the official test, the Roar before the Rolex 24.

“I can’t wait for the race and would like to thank the team for giving me a chance,” Farnbacher said. “After three years with Meyer Shank Racing, the time has come for a new challenge – and we have a strong package allowing us to be in the hunt for victories.”

The team has a wealth of experience at Daytona International Speedway. Pumpelly is a two-time class winner of the 24-hour race, together with Potter and Lally he finished second here back in 2020. Farnbacher, the two-time and reigning GTD champion, completes a strong line-up.

The Magnus Racing and Archangel Motorsports team will be racing an Acura NSX GT3 Evo for the first time in 2021. Both teams have been successfully racing in the US sportscar championship for a number of years.

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2021 begins with the Roar before the Rolex 24 from 22 to 24 January. The first race of the season, the 24 Hours of Daytona, takes place one week later. Fans can follow all the action on the free live stream.

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