Leh Keen and Farnbacher Racing have mixed results at Nürburgring - Video

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Farnbacher Racing team suffered two mishaps during the race which caused team withdrawal

CHARLESTON, SC (May 22, 2013) - Leh Keen and Farnbacher Racing had mixed results at last weekend's 41st ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring, run May 19-20.

The Farnbacher Racing Porsche 997 GT3R suffered two mishaps during the race causing the team withdrawal at 20-hour mark.

#17 Farnbacher Racing Porsche 997 GT3 R (SP9): Leh Keen, Christina Nielsen, Tomas Pivoda
#17 Farnbacher Racing Porsche 997 GT3 R (SP9): Leh Keen, Christina Nielsen, Tomas Pivoda

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

"We qualified 28th in the 170 car field," Keen said. "I started the car and had a clean first stint. It was amazing to be able to start such a huge race. All the fans were on the track hanging over the fence going crazy on the warm-up lap."

Heavy rain was present throughout the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany all weekend.

"The weather was some of the worst I've experienced," he continued. "In the video you can see how bad the conditions were at night. This is the longest red flag in recent history for the race due to the weather. I was driving when the red flag came out and I can tell you the lap before it came out was extremely sketchy. Although I did have a great stint in the rain, I made up almost 10 positions. I passed the pole winning Audi and the BMW that finished on podium during this stint."

"Throughout the event the car had two crashes with my co-drivers, so unfortunately we didn't finish the race," Keen continued. "In the end it was an amazing experience as it always is at the Ring."

Keen was joined in the No. 24 Porsche 997 is Christina Nielsen and Tomas Pivoda. Nielsen is a young talented female Danish race car driver has competed with Farnbacher Racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup. Pivoda is from the Czech Republic and is an accomplished open wheel competitor who will be running in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland series this season.

Leh Keen

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Tags 24, 24 hours, adac, farnbacher racing, gt3, leh keen, porsche