Mosport: Farnbacher Loles Racing preview

4 Cars, 3 Series, 2 Canadian Provinces, 1 Goal for Farnbacher Loles Racing this Weekend This weekend Farnbacher Loles Racing will head north of the border into Canada to campaign two Porsche GT3 Cups in the Grand-Am Rolex Series, one Porsche GT3...

4 Cars, 3 Series, 2 Canadian Provinces, 1 Goal for Farnbacher Loles Racing this Weekend

This weekend Farnbacher Loles Racing will head north of the border into Canada to campaign two Porsche GT3 Cups in the Grand-Am Rolex Series, one Porsche GT3 RSR in the American Le Mans Series, and one Porsche GT3 Cup in the Patron GT3 Challenge. Team Drivers Leh Keen, Eric Lux, and Bryan Sellers will be racing in Montreal, Quebec at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the Gran-Am Rolex Series while Wolf Henzler and Darrell Carlisle will be competing at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario in the ALMS and the Patron GT3 Challenge, respectively. Dirk Werner will be the "Ironman" of the weekend. Werner will be co-driving the Farnbacher Loles Racing #87 GT3 Cup with Leh Keen in the Grand-Am event on Saturday, as well as the Farnbacher Loles Racing #87 GT3 RSR with Wolf Henzler in the ALMS event on Sunday.

Farnbacher Loles Racing Team Principal, Gregory Loles is looking forward to watching his team compete in multiple series this weekend. "All three teams are ready for this weekend's challenge, and it should be very exciting to watch," Loles said. "Dirk is ready to pull double duty, Leh, Eric, and Bryan are excited to race the streets in Montreal, Wolf is always fast at Mosport, and Darrell is hoping to capitalize on the momentum he's built with the win at Road America. It's never easy to run multiple series on the same weekend and with both events in Canada, it makes it that much more of a challenge. We've been planning for this weekend for months now, and I have the utmost confidence that we'll be ready."

ALMS/Patron Cup: Farnbacher Loles looking to Improve One Position from 2008 ALMS Mosport Result

Farnbacher Loles Racing will once again be fielding cars in both the American Le Mans Series and the Patron GT3 Challenge by Yokohama this weekend at the Mobil 1 presents Grand Prix of Mosport in Bowmanville, Ontario, CA. Returning to the ALMS for this weekend's event, Dirk Werner of Kissenbruck, Germany was able to bring home the #87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3 RSR home in second place at Mosport in 2008. Werner knows that this year will present an even greater challenge as the GT2 class has become significantly more competitive.

"This will be my first ALMS race after a while," Werner said. "I can't wait to get back in the Porsche RSR and work together with Wolf and the whole Farnbacher Loles Racing team and to compete with all the great drivers and teams that are competing in GT2. Of course I followed the last few races and I know that it is harder than ever to take home a win, but I will give my best to help get a good result.

Wolf Henzler of Nurtingen, Germany is pleased to be racing with Werner again, and after a rough weekend at Road America, is hoping that he and the team get the results they deserve at Mosport.

"I'm looking forward to Mosport and I am happy that Dirk is back in the car as my co-driver," Henzler said. "Typical for Mosport are very fast turns which require a compromise between top speed for the long straight and a certain amount of downforce for the fast turns."

Henzler continued, "The Team is pushing very hard, but we haven't got the results we deserved. I hope we can leave all the things that happened behind us and finally get back to the podium."

In the Patron GT3 Challenge by Yokohama, Darrell Carlisle of McLean, VA will once again be driving the #40 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3. Carlisle rates the 10-turn Canadian road course as one of his favorite tracks to drive on and is hoping to capitalize on his overall victory earlier this month during the Patron Challenge GT3 race at Road America.

"I'm looking forward to the race at Mosport this weekend. It is one of my favorite tracks that we go to in the Patron GT3 Challenge series," Carlisle said. "With its high speed and extreme elevation changes, it is like being on an 'adult roller coaster ride'! The team is coming off its best finish so far this year at Road America, so we will try to keep the momentum up."

-credit: flr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Bryan Sellers , Wolf Henzler , Lehman Keen , Eric Lux , Darrell Carlisle , Dirk Werner