Pole position in the morning and a podium finish in the afternoon – Mario Farnbacher’s return to the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft was a resounding success. Together with his two teammates Daniel Juncadella and Lance David Arnold, the Bavarian from Lichtenau put in an impressive performance in the Haribo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 and ended the season’s seventh race in second place.
“It was a fantastic result for the entire Haribo Racing team”, said a very happy Mario Farnbacher. “Everything went according to plan all day long and despite very turbulent conditions on the circuit, we maintained our position amongst the front runners. My thanks go to all the team and to my two teammates.”
Everything had already gone according to plan for the trio in Saturday’s qualifying. With a lap time of 7:57,422 minutes, the three Haribo drivers secured pole position for the seventh race of the season. The race itself involved a tight battle for victory and finally ended in second place for the team.
This podium finish in the 57th ADAC Reinoldus Langstreckenrennen is yet another success in Mario Farnbacher’s Nordschleife statistics. The Franconian has already recorded several podium finishes and wins at the ‘Green Hell’. In 2016, the 25-year-old achieved a first triumph for an Asian manufacturer with Lexus on what is often described as the world’s toughest circuit.
Driving in the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft was also the start of a very busy autumn for Mario Farnbacher. After the Nürburgring, the GT ace travels on to Monza, Italy, where the Lexus driver is competing in the penultimate race of the International GT Open from 30th September – 1st October. After that, Mario Farnbacher travels to ‘Petit Le Mans, the traditional end of the American sports car season.