GT3 / 01 May 2023
Farnbacher puts NSX GT3 Evo on pole again in GT World Challenge America
Racers Edge Motorsports with WTR Andretti's Mario Farnbacher gave the NSX GT3 Evo 22 another GT World Challenge America pole position on what was ultimately a frustrating weekend for he and co-driver Ashton Harrison.
The German qualified fastest in the Pro category for Race Two at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans and and, after being elbowed off the track on the opening lap and dropping to third, made his way back to the front of the pack by the mid-race driver changes.
Harrison climbed aboard the JAS Motorsport-built car and continued to lead until her chief rival hit her from behind at two-thirds distance and sent her spinning into a gravel trap. Although she recovered, she was limited to a fifth-place finish.
Saturday's opening race was even worse for the pair, who led the championship coming into the NOLA weekend.
Harrison started third in a race that was delayed by over two hours due to bad weather and held her position on a drying track through to the pitstops. Farnbacher took over and moved into second, but then himself spun off again finished a lapped fifth.
The pair are third in the Drivers' points with Racers Edge holding third in the Teams' standings with two of seven rounds complete.
The car was competing as part of the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Programme; a global collaborative project with JAS Motorsport responsible for assembly of all cars.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) and M-TEC handle sales and technical support in North America and Japan respectively, with JAS responsible for these areas across the rest of the world.