John Falb is an American racing driver, born in 1971, who started his career relatively late, in 2014. Three years later, in 2017, he became the European Le Mans Series LMP3 class champion, together with Sean Rayhall driving for British team United Autosports.
Starting a career in the IMSA Prototype Lites series
Falb's first racing competition was the IMSA Prototype Lites championship in 2014. He was driving an Elan-Mazda prototype in the L1 class for One Motorsports, finishing fourth in the final standings at the end of the season, with two podiums on his account. He secured the Masters title for drivers at least 40 years old.
He stayed one more season in the same competition, still driving for One Motorsports. He was the Masters champion again, finishing 6th in the overall standings.
John Falb in 2015
IMSA SportsCar Championship debut in 2015
In 2015, Falb also made a debut in the IMSA United SportsCar Championship, joining BAR1 Motorsports to drive the #16 Oreca FLM09 in the Prototype Challenge class. He was driving for BAR1 at Laguna Seca and Mosport, finishing second in Canada with Sean Rayhall as a co-driver.
In the season's finale at Petit Le Mans, Falb and Rayhall were driving for Starworks Motorsport next to Alex Popow, finishing in the seventh place.
In 2016, John Falb was driving for Graff
Moving to European Le Mans Series in 2016
In 2016, Falb switched his interest to the European Le Mans Series. He and Sean Rayhall joined the French team Graff to drive the #10 Ligier JS P3-Nissan in the LMP3 class, together with Enzo Potolicchio. Without wins or podiums, he finished 11th in the points. The highlight of the season was third place at Road to Le Mans LMP3 race which took place at Circuit de la Sarthe as a part of the Le Mans 24h programme.
Falb also recorded two starts in the PC class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship with BAR1 Motorsports, driving for the team at Daytona 24 Hours (5th) and at Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas (7th).
Sean Rayhall and John falb (right) are celebrating in the last round of the 2017 European Le Mans Series
European Le Mans Series LMP3 champion in 2017
In 2017, Falb started a season at Daytona 24 Hours with Starworks Motorsport, finishing fifth in the Prototype Challenge class. After that, he and Sean Rayhall joined United Autosports to drive the #2 Ligier JS P3 in the European Le Mans Series. They were race winners two times, at Silverstone and Paul Ricard, capturing the title in the LMP3 class.
During the season, Falb also participated in one round of the Michelin Le Mans Cup, winning the LMP3 race at Circuit de la Sarthe. He ended a season with a victory in the IMSA Prototype Challenge class at Petit Le Mans, together with Tomy Drissi and Garett Grist in the #26 BAR1 Motorsports' Oreca.