The 46th running of the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring takes place on the weekend of 10 to 13 May. After a one-year break, Mario Farnbacher is set to return to the legendary Nordschleife in 2018 behind the wheel of a Lexus RC F of the Ring Racing team.
“I can’t wait to return to the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring,” the Lexus driver said. “The event has such a unique atmosphere and it is always a highlight of my season. The Nordschleife is the most challenging circuit in the world and always provides a real test.”
In 2018, Mario Farnbacher is set to share driving duties with his brother Dominik: “Dominik and I have raced together on many occasions in the past, but it’s always fun to share the car with him. We like to push each other, but also help each other with hints and tips. The first time we raced together on the Nordschleife was 2015. That was also my first race in the Lexus RC F GT3. Now it’s time for my debut with Lexus in the SP8 class. We have a strong team here, so I am really looking forward to the weekend.”
Two Japanese Super GT drivers, Kota Sasaki and Hiroki Yoshimoto, join the Farnbacher brothers for the race. Yoshimoto is a familiar face for Farnbacher, as the two have paired up for the VLN in the past.
The 24-hour classic in the Eifel Mountains is one of the most prestigious races in Europe. With a grid of over 150 cars in more than 20 different classes, exciting racing action is practically guaranteed.
If you cannot make it to the Nürburgring for the race, you can still follow the event from start to finish on the official live stream. RTL Nitro will also be broadcasting the race live on television.