The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season is coming to a close with the Motul Petit Le Mans on 12 October. This grand finale has a special significance for Mario Farnbacher and the Meyer Shank Racing team: the Ansbach-native and teammate Trent Hindman lead the standings and have good chances of securing the title in the highly competitive championship.
“The finale at the Road Atlanta will definitely be an exciting one. 2018, we had to retire early with the Acura, but were up with the frontrunners till that happened. We’ve got a very good chance of winning the title, but of course, we have to deliver a strong performance to achieve it”, the Acura NSX GT3 Evo #86 driver explains in view of the weekend.
The Franconian has already experienced a title victory at the Braselton circuit in Georgia. In 2017, Farnbacher was crowned North American Endurance Cup champion with the Riley Motorsports team’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 and he intends to celebrate the major coup in 2019.
After nine race weekends, Farnbacher and Hindman head the standings with a lead of 32 points. It’s a tight fit behind the Acura duo and a maximum of 35 points available will guarantee a high-tension finale.
“We’ve certainly got an excellent starting position, but we nevertheless need to remain fully focused”, the 27-year-old continues. “The championship hasn’t been decided yet, so it’s important we make a good point haul again. I’m looking forward to the challenge and we’ll be doing everything we can!”
Green light for the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans is on Saturday, 12 October at 12:05 local time (18:05 CEST). Livestreaming services are available on the official IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship website.