It’s finally time for Mario Farnbacher to compete again in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, almost one year since his last appearance in the series. On 17 October, Farnbacher will be making his first appearance in the series in 2021 at the Indianapolis 8 Hour event.
“I’m really looking forward to the race,” said Farnbacher. “I raced in this series a few times in 2019 and 2020 and have good memories of it. I am confident for Indy and think we have a good chance to finish well.”
The 29-year-old can count on the assistance of two rapid teammates for the endurance race at the historic circuit. HPD Academy driver Aston Harrison as well as Matt McMurry will be sharing driving duties alongside Farnbacher behind the wheel of the Compass Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo. Farnbacher won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the GTD class together with McMurry in 2020.
“I am really keen to put my current run of bad luck behind me at Indianapolis,” said Farnbacher. “The VIR weekend was a real disappointment – a defective brake disk caused an accident and my race was over. Fortunately, Acura cars are incredibly robust so I walked away from the incident.”
The race takes place around the Grand Prix circuit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which has hosted Formula 1 and MotoGP races in the past. The eight-hour endurance race will begin at 10:00 am on Sunday 17 October (16:00 German time). Fans can follow all the action on the series’ official website.