Mario Farnbacher has become quite an expert on the Sebring International Raceway: the Ansbach native is competing for the seventh time in the Sebring 12 Hours in Florida. He’s already won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance classic twice and is now aiming for a third triumph in 2019, this time with Meyer Shank Racing.
The 26-year-old has declared the track one of his favorite circuits and is all the more looking forward to entering the fray again in 2019. “It’s fantastic to be back in an Acura for Meyer Shank Racing in Sebring, and this time it will be the NSX GT3 Evo. I like the track a lot, even though the 12-hour race is far from easy. It demands a great deal of effort, but I intend to fight for victory with my team.”
Out of the 114 drivers, Farnbacher is one of 39 to have already won North America’s oldest endurance race. Only five of these drivers have been able to claim more victories than the Franconian, who celebrated his first triumph in the GTD category after a spectacular race with Porsche in 2015 and then secured a second victory with Mercedes in 2017.
What can drivers expect on the former military airfield in 2019? Without doubt, a sensational race weekend! In addition to the American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championship´s 1000 Miles of Sebring is also on the schedule this year.
The FIA WEC celebrates its winner already on Friday and the IMSA 12 Hours begins on Saturday at 15.40 CET. As usual, the race will be broadcast as a livestream available on the official website.