The Hankook-Farnbacher Racing Team looks forward to Le Mans
After its recent victory at the Nurburgring and the successfully completed Le Mans pre-test, the Hankook-Farnbacher Racing Team is looking forward to the first highlight of the year, the upcoming 24-hour race in Le Mans, with optimism.
The team headed by Horst Farnbacher will take the starting line at the prestigious European endurance classic in its Ferrari F458 Italia GT – like last year with drivers Dominik Farnbacher of Germany, Allan Simonsen of Denmark and Leh Keen of the United States. As last year's runner-up and with podium places achieved in the first two races of the European Le Mans Series in Le Castellet and Spa, the team, starting in Le Mans for the third consecutive time, is aiming for a medal again.
“Our most recent successes give impressive proof that thanks to our successful long-standing partnership with Hankook Tire, we are excellently positioned for this race with regard to material. Our Ferrari F458 Italia was the fastest car in the GT2 class during the Le Mans pre-test with lap times below 4 minutes. We are optimistic about Saturday’s race and are aiming for the podium again” says Horst Farnbacher, head of the Hankook-Farnbacher Racing Team. “After finishing first on the Nordschleife at the Nurburgring we have undoubtedly shown that we are able to stay ahead of the pack,” adds Manfred Sandbichler, Director Motorsports Hankook Tire Europe. “We are remarkably well prepared for the 24-hour race in Le Mans with an outstanding team as well as excellent drivers and material and hope to build on our past successes without any major incidents.”