Farnbacher Loles Racing announces strong 2-car effort in return to Rolex 24 For the 2006 Rolex 24 at Daytona, Farnbacher Loles Racing returns as the defending GT Class Champion with 2 new cars. This year's race effort will feature the all-new ...
Farnbacher Loles Racing announces strong 2-car effort in return to Rolex 24
For the 2006 Rolex 24 at Daytona, Farnbacher Loles Racing returns as the defending GT Class Champion with 2 new cars. This year's race effort will feature the all-new Porsche 997 GT3 Cup, and some new talent behind the wheel. Returning from the 2005 Championship team and driving the number 83 Porsche will be Dominik Farnbacher and international road racer Pierre Ehret. Dominik and Pierre will be joined by 2-time Daytona 24 GT Class Champion Mike Fitzgerald and German sportscar ace Mark Basseng. The car's major sponsors include the Flamingo Resort Hotel. The number 82 Farnbacher Loles Porsche is sponsored by Austrian energy drink Red Bull. The talented driver line-up will feature a team of top European racers including Dirk Werner, Philip Peter, Dieter Quester and Luca Riccatelli.
In the just completed Daytona tests, both Farnbacher Loles Porsches showed impressive speed and consistency with Dirk Werner posting some of the fastest times in the entire GT Class. Following testing, Farnbacher Loles team owner Gregory Loles was upbeat. "Last year's win was certainly an amazing achievement for our team. Our hard work and preparation combined with the talents of 4 very gifted drivers made it look easy. But we know how much can go wrong over 24 hours, and we are not taking anything for granted. For all the preparedness, ultimately some luck comes into play, too. Especially with a completely new car. So, we have been working non- stop to get the cars ready and with the experienced drivers we have behind the wheel, we fully expect to be in contention again this year. With a technical director like Horst Farnbacher, the preparation and set-up on our cars is unquestionably at the highest level."
The 2006 Rolex 24 at Daytona will be held January 28-29.. Farnbacher Loles Racing is based in Danbury, CT.