Mario Farnbacher
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Mario Farnbacher
Mario Farnbacher
NationalityGerman
Born (1992-05-14) 14 May 1992 (age 29)
Ansbach, Germany
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2012
Current teamCompass Racing
Car number76
Former teamsNGT Motorsport
Burtin Racing / Goldcrest Motorsports
Alex Job Racing
Riley Motorsports
3GT Racing
Meyer Shank Racing w/ Curb-Agajanian
Magnus Racing with Archangel Motorsports
Championship titles
2019, 2020WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD class

Mario Farnbacher (born 14 May 1992) is a German racecar driver who currently competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.[1]

Career

In 2019, Farnbacher won the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class championship with co-driver Trent Hindman.[2] The following season, Farnbacher scored his second consecutive GTD class championship, this time with co-driver Matt McMurry.[3]

Farnbacher in Action at the Nürburgring in 2012

With MSR's move to the DPi class for 2021, Farnbacher found himself initially without a ride. In January, however, it was announced that he would compete with Magnus Racing in their new Acura NSX GT3 at the 24 Hours of Daytona.[4] For the remainder of the WeatherTech Sprint Cup, beginning at Mid-Ohio, he joined Compass Racing, driving alongside Jeff Kingsley.[5]

Racing record

Complete American Le Mans Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2012 NGT Motorsport GTC Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SEB LBH LGA LIM MOS MDO ELK BAL VIR PET
1
18th 24
2013 NGT Motorsport GTC Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SEB
10
LBH LGA LIM MOS ELK BAL COT VIR PET NC 0

Complete Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2013 Burtin Racing / Goldcrest Motorsports GT Porsche 911 GT3 Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
10
COT BAR ATL DET MDO WGL IMS ELK KAN LGA LIM 92nd

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Complete Bathurst 12 Hours results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2020 Japan Honda Racing Team JAS United States Dane Cameron
Netherlands Renger van der Zande
Honda NSX GT3 Evo GT3 Pro 184 27th 14th

References

  1. ^ "Mario Farnbacher - IMSA". imsa.com. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Mario Farnbacher, Trent Hindman secure GTD title in Atlanta as Bill Auberlein ties IMSA record with last-lap miracle win". autoweek.com. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "MSR Closes Out Four-Year Run With Acura NSX GT3". sportscar365.com. 21 November 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Pumpelly, Farnbacher Complete Magnus Acura Lineup". sportscar365.com. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Farnbacher, Kingsley Confirmed in Compass Acura for Sprint Cup". sportscar365.com. 29 April 2021. Retrieved 2021.

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