Fire ends eighth championship run

The eighth run of the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft season came to an unfortunate end for Mario Farnbacher. A fire during the pit stop forced the 24-year-old from Lichtenau to retire from the race after just two hours.

We’re not at all happy with this race outcome”, summarized Farnbacher, understandably upset. Up to the incident, the Franconian and his brother Dominik had presented a flawless performance and also collected kilometres in the lead. “Obviously, we are now all the more disappointed, the team had worked so hard and this makes it even tougher.”

The fire broke out when fuel ignited during refuelling. A quick-reacting response ensured the fire was extinguished. But the car was not able to continue the race.

After the disappointment on the Nürburgring, Mario Farnbacher now returns to the U.S. for the “Petit le Mans”. This race on the Road Atlanta in Georgia offers Farnbacher the chance of winning the North American Endurance Cup, which combines all the most important North American endurance races.

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