Mario Farnbacher is eagerly anticipating the start of this year’s “ADAC Zurich 24h Race”. Europe’s biggest car race sees the 24-year-old driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for the Black Falcon Team TMD Friction. Farnbacher is taking part in the Eifel endurance classic for the second time and is aiming for a class victory.
“I can hardly wait. The 24h race is something very special for us drivers”, Mario Farnbacher explains. Together with Arturo Devigus (Switzerland), Alex Toril (Spain) and Andreas Weishaupt from Ulm, the Porsche pilot starts in the highly competitive SP7 class. “Our goal is definitely a class victory. And a place in the overall classification top 15 is thinkable if we get through without any problems. But that won’t be at all easy in this race”, said the 24-year-old.
Since 2015, Farnbacher has been driving a Lexus RC F GT3 in the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft and therefore knows the demanding circuit very well. After a three year pause, he will be driving in the 24h race for the second time. The racing car driver from Lichtenau also drove a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in 2013.
The 24h race on the Nürburgring is one of the world’s most popular endurance races. With over 160 contestants, it is also Europe’s largest car race. A good 200.000 fans flock every year to watch the motorsport event in the Eifel. The race starts on Saturday 28th May at 15:30. And those who don’t have the chance to be there can look forward to extensive coverage on RTL Nitro. The TV station will broadcast the race around the clock.