Voices of Le Mans - Dominik Farnbacher

It has three years since Dominik Farnbacher burst onto the Le Mans scene with one of 2006's strongest performances on one hand but certainly the heartbreak of the year - all the same race. He was consistently the GT2 class' fastest driver in ...

It has three years since Dominik Farnbacher burst onto the Le Mans scene with one of 2006's strongest performances on one hand but certainly the heartbreak of the year - all the same race. He was consistently the GT2 class' fastest driver in Farnbacher Racing's Porsche 911 GT3 RSR that suffered broken gearshift while leading in the race's final hour. Now a constant figure in the American Le Mans Series with Panoz Team PTG, the young German will pilot a Ferrari F430 GT for Hankook-Team Farnbacher in GT2.

"It's such a good feeling if you run there. It's such a famous racetrack," Farnbacher said. "It has a great history and I had the honor to drive in 2006. I got second place so it was a big, big victory for me. I was very young at that time. Now I am able to go back to the race and I'll try to win it this time. You see a lot of people at Le Mans, a huge amount; I think it's 300,000 people there. The track is different (than in the American Le Mans Series); it a very fast track with very long straights. It's only one race it's not a whole championship. It's 24 hours and you have to be very, very careful in that race. In the American Le Mans Series it's more sprint races - still long races but you have to give everything you can within about two and a half hours. You don't have that in Le Mans. You have to be more conservative."

-credit: alms

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Series ALMS , Le Mans
Drivers Dominik Farnbacher