After a disappointing weekend at the International GT Open in Paul Ricard Farnbacher Racing is ready to go for it again on the upcoming weekend (30.06.-02.07.2017) at the Hungaroring and gain back some ground.
The team from Lichtenau unfortunately wasn’t able to finish the Paul Ricard races due to technical issues. On top of that the Balance of Performance was changed to the disadvantage of the Lexus RC F GT3 before it ran in Paul Ricard and as these changes count for two race weekends, Farnbacher Racing is facing the next challenge at the Hungaroring.
Therefore the team will have to manage the races at the Hungaroring with a smaller restrictor again. This already slowed down the car in Paul Ricard by 7 to 8 km/h in comparison to the competition and might very well be a disadvantage on the demanding track in Hungary.
Nevertheless the team around Horst Farnbacher aims for a position among the top ten to still be able to compete for the championship title. While heading to the Côte d’Azur as the championship leaders Mario and Dominik Farnbacher left Paul Ricard only on fifth position.
New co-driver for Dominik Farnbacher
As Mario Farnbacher won’t be able to join his brother in the upcoming races because of his engagement in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in Watkins Glen another driver will join Dominik at the Hungaroring. Norbert Siedler is going to take the wheel of the Lexus RC F GT3 for Farnbacher Racing – his first time in the Japanese car.
“It won’t be an easy one but we’re looking forward to the weekend in Hungary. The track is pretty demanding and the Balance of Performance won’t be in favour of the Lexus again. Nevertheless we will give our best and try to get some championship points.
Norbert Siedler is an excellent and very experienced driver and a good replacement for Mario. I think he’ll be able to handle the car really quickly and I’m already very curious to hear what he has to say about the RC F.”
The qualifying for the first run will take place on Saturday at 10.50 a.m., the race will start at 4.15 p.m. The Sunday qualifying begins at 9.10 a.m., the race starts at 2.15 p.m.