Mario Farnbacher has reached the midway point of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with five races completed and five remaining in the 2020 season. The next stop for the Franconian and his teammate Matt McMurry is Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After four podiums in as many races, the championship-leaders from Meyer Shank Racing will be looking to once again finish in the top three in Lexington.
“Things are going really well for us at the moment,” Farnbacher says. “After a number of podium finishes we were finally able to climb to the top step in Road Atlanta. But there’s no time to rest on our laurels, we need to keep our focus and score well in Ohio.”
At the halfway point of the season the Acura pairing have 150 points, a lead of 12. Farnbacher’s aim is to extend this advantage from 25 to 27 September.
Farnbacher and his team know what it takes to be successful at the Lexington circuit. The Ansbach native finished second in Meyer Shank Racing’s home race in 2019, missing out on the win by just a handful of seconds.
“Last year we only just fell short of the win, that was difficult to take,” Farnbacher continues. “It gives us more motivation to cross the finishing line in first. Another factor is that this is my team’s home race, so we will be giving it everything we can.”
The sixth round of the season, the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, is scheduled to begin at 2:05 pm local time (8:05 pm CEST) on Sunday 27 September. Fans can follow the race live on the official IMSA live stream.