GT Open

After a break of four weeks the penultimate two races of the International GT Open are coming up on the next weekend. Farnbacher Racing will be taking the Lexus RC-F GT3 to the Autodromo Nazionale in Monza to get some more important points in the championship. The races take place from Sept. 29th – Oct. 1st.

The Franconian team is well prepared but won’t be arriving in Monza overly enthusiastic. The highspeed racetrack in Monza won’t make it all too easy for the Lexus RC-F GT3. In addition to that the Balance of Performance has been changed again and it now requires a slight raise of the minimum car height.

But the aim will nevertheless be to get to the Top Ten twice to still keep up with the competition regarding the championship. Currently Dominik Farnbacher is on 6th position with 57 points, Mario Farnbacher is 7th with 49 points. The younger of the two brothers is a little behind in the championship as Mario had another engagement on one race weekend and therefore couldn’t compete in the GT Open. Concerning the team championship Farnbacher Racing currently has 4th position four races down to the season finale.

Dominik Farnbacher:
“We are looking forward to the races in Monza and we hope to get two good results, even if the track is not the very best for our Lexus RC-F GT3. We will have to put a lot of work into the setup and use smaller flaps to get the most speed out of the car. But the competition is getting stronger each time and the amount of cars increases as well. We will have to wait and see what will be feasible this weekend.”

Mario Farnbacher:
“The Monza racetrack is completely new to me, I know it only from the TV or the simulator. But I’m convinced it shouldn’t be too hard to get used to it. The crucial bits come up in the very last part of the track but I think I can manage them.
Monza is a track where speed and the power of your engine matter the most. I guess we won’t be the absolute best with our Lexus which makes finding the right setup all the more important. We must not underestimate that. But we will take a good look at how the car is performing on the track and how strong the competition is and then make the most of it.”

The qualifying for the first race in Monza takes place on Saturday, Sept. 30th at 11.35 a.m. local time. The race starts at 4.15 p.m. The second qualifying for the Sunday race will start on Sunday, 10.15 a.m. and the race begins at 2.15 p.m.

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