Mario Farnbacher celebrated a podium finish in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on the Virginia Raceway last weekend. With his team colleague Ian James, he finished third in the GTD class and secured vital points for the overall ranking. Two races before the season ends, the 23-year-old still has a good chance of claiming a championship title.
“Third place is fantastic! We really made the most of it!”, said Farnbacher happily, although the Porsche pilot looks back on an unsettled weekend: “We kept having problems with our Porsche’s set-up, but were able to correct them shortly before the start and go for the attack in the race.”
British driver Ian James started from sixth place on the grid in U.S. Virginia and then handed the wheel over to Mario Farnbacher. Together, the effective duo fought their way to third position. Farnbacher was even able to gain a 20 second lead in front of the fourth-place team and then clinched a well-earned podium position for the Alex Job Racing team.“
We’ve won some important points in the championship hunt this weekend”, Farnbacher concluded. The up-and-coming sportsman goes into his next race on American soil in mid-September, when he hopes to clock up additional points. But before that, the young man from Lichtenau will be travelling to the Nürburgring, to tackle the VLN 6-Hour-Race (5th September) with family team Farnbacher Racing.