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Pumpelly, Farnbacher Complete Magnus Acura Lineup

Two-time and reigning GT Daytona class champion completes Magnus lineup for Rolex 24…

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Spencer Pumpelly and Mario Farnbacher will complete Magnus with Archangel’s lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The duo join full-season drivers Andy Lally and John Potter at the wheel of the No. 44 Acura NSX GT3 Evo, with Pumpelly set to contest the full Michelin Endurance Cup season.

“This will be my 20th Rolex 24 as a driver and I’m glad to be contesting it with Andy and John, both good friends who I have known for years,” said Pumpelly.

“I’m also looking forward to working with Mario Farnbacher at Daytona. He brings a wealth of experience in the NSX and will be a big help in getting us tuned in on some of the subtleties of the new car.

“The Rolex 24 always involves a little luck, but we are going in well prepared with one of the best teams in the business supporting us. I’m looking forward to the race with confidence in what the guys are going to be putting on track.”

Farnbacher, meanwhile, is the two-time and reigning GT Daytona class champion and looks set to not contest a full season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the first time since 2018.

“This is a new chapter for me after being with Meyer Shank Racing for the last three years,” said Farnbacher. “I’m really looking forward to driving with Magnus with Archangel. I know some of the guys personally, and they are a great group.

“They’ve won at this circuit before and are familiar with how everything goes. We’ve got a good package to win a 24-hour race.

“We have a good car in the Acura NSX GT3 Evo. I’m looking forward to continuing my relationship with Honda, Acura, and Honda HPD. I can’t wait to get everything started.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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