No points at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen: Mario Farnbacher and his teammate Jeff Kingsley first had to battle a lack of experience and then technical issues. The duo’s streak of bad luck should come to an end at Lime Rock Park.
“We were on the back foot from the start because we only had one training session. That was a big disadvantage compared to all the other teams that had competed in the 6-hour race at Watkins Glen a week earlier. This meant that we had significantly less data available.“
To explain: While most race teams take part in the full season, Mario Farnbacher and the Compass Racing team focus on the sprint races.
Nevertheless, the Bavarian and his Canadian teammate demonstrated their potential and achieved top results in both practice and qualifying. Thanks to their strong pace, the two had a chance of scoring points in the race before a technical problem hit the Acura NSX GT3 Evo and dropped them back.
“It’s a shame that we again had so much bad luck. A good result would have been possible, I’m sure of that! Now, we are all the more motivated for our next race.”
Racing continues from 16 to 17 July at Lime Rock Park. Mario Farnbacher knows the track in Connecticut very well having made it onto the podium here several times in the past.