NSX GT3 Evo crew maintain IMSA points lead with podium
Meyer Shank Racing NSX GT3 Evo drivers Mario Farnbacher and Trent Hindman increased their lead in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s GTD division with a second-place finish at Mosport.
After Hindman qualified third at the Canadian circuit, the pair ran in the top two throughout the two-hour, forty-minute race to record their third podium finish in four races, adding to the victory they scored at Watkins Glen last time out with enduro driver Justin Marks.
Hindman and Farnbacher hold a 19-point advantage at the head of the Drivers’ Championship with five races left while MSR head the Teams’ title race.
The sister car, in which regular driver Katherine Legge was partnered by Bia Figueiredo for the first time in a ‘sprint’ race this year, started fourth and ran fifth for almost the entire duration of the race.
Legge lost a place following a late-race restart, but still took a strong sixth place in class.
The results of both cars allowed Acura to take over the lead of the Manufacturers’ Championship for the first time in 2019; three points ahead of their nearest rival.
Both cars were 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.
Main: Mario Farnbacher/Trent Hindman, Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo, IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, Mosport, Canada, (credit - Acura); Lower (in order): 1 Katherine Legge/Bia Figueiredo, Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo, IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, Mosport, Canada, (credit - Acura).
About JAS Motorsport
Founded in 1995, JAS Motorsport is one of the world's leading touring car teams and constructors. Initially fielding Alfa Romeos in the ITC, JAS became a technical partner of Honda in 1998 and has been at the forefront of its activities with touring cars and rallying ever since. In 2012, JAS was chosen to develop, in partnership with Honda R&D, the Civic WTCC, with which it claimed the Manufacturers' world title a year later. JAS designed and built the Civic Type R TCR, which has claimed 19 major titles so far (seven with the current model), and is also responsible for the build of the NSX GT3 Evo race car.