Mario Farnbacher is set to tackle his first race in five months on 3 and 4 July. Following the two curtain-raisers for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Intercontinental GT Challenge at the start of the year, the world of motorsport has been at a complete standstill. Now it is time for the IMSA series to recommence at Daytona International Speedway.
“Starting back up again after such a long break is completely new ground for me and everyone else involved, of course,” Farnbacher said ahead of the 240 at Daytona race. “The interruption to the motor racing season wasn’t easy, so I think our biggest achievement is to be here on the grid and ready to take on this race. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Farnbacher will be driving the #86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo in Florida. Together with this teammate Matt McMurry, the reigning GTD champion intends to show that he’s ready to defend his title in this unusual 2020 season.
This isn’t the 28-year-old’s first time at the Daytona International Speedway in 2020. The first race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took place at the same circuit back in January. Farnbacher could only finish tenth after the car suffered technical issues.
The race weekend begins on Friday evening with the first free practice session. The race starts at 18:10 local time (12:10 CEST) on Saturday, 4 July. As usual, fans can tune into the action on the official live stream.