(Bowmanville, ONT)—Guy Cosmo kept his momentum going in Grand-Am Cup competition this weekend, taking tenth place at Mosport International Raceway with teammate Mark Plummer in their BGB Motorsport Porsche 996. Cosmo, who opened up the season with a fifth place finish at Daytona International Raceway, suffered through three consecutive mechanical DNF’s earlier in the season before rebounding at Watkins Glen last weekend with the team’s first finish since Daytona.
Cosmo’s teammate Plummer had never raced at the high-speed Canadian facility before the weekend, but learned the fast way around with some help from Cosmo, who has good knowledge of the track having taken poles and wins there before.
Plummer showed himself to be a quick learner, shaving seconds off of his time through the weekend and qualifying fifteenth for the race. Immediately after the green flag fell, though, Plummer felt as though something wasn’t quite right with the car’s handling, and was forced to slow his pace as he learned how to get the most speed out of the ill-handling car before turning it over to Cosmo.
“When I got in the car, I could tell right away what Mark had been talking about – the car was very different from how it’d felt in the morning warm up and very difficult to drive,” said Cosmo. “It felt like it was a loss of shock canister pressure or a broken roll-bar, but once the green drops you have no choice but to drive what you’ve got as hard and as fast as you can, and that’s what we did.”
Cosmo, who had his chances at a good race result at Watkins Glen eliminated after a spinning car struck his, thought that the field behaved much better during the Mosport race.
“There was a lot of contact and rough racing at The Glen, but everyone did a much better job this weekend – the racing was extremely tough but very clean,” said Cosmo. “Driving an ill-handling car is always a challenge, and then add the demands of Mosport and a very competitive sixty-car field – I worked hard, but I loved every minute of it. I really love racing at Mosport and I’m glad we salvaged a top-ten out of the weekend.”
Ever the racer, Cosmo has been frustrated not to get the chance to show what the BGB Motorsports team is truly capable of.
“Our program and our Porsche have gained a lot of strength, and I’ve got one of the best teammates out there. We have a package that will contend for podiums as long as lady luck even glances our way. By the next round at Barber we’re looking for a flawless run and the results should speak for themselves!”
Cosmo will race next in his Mazda-powered Courage for the American Le Mans Grand Prix weekend at Lime Rock Park on the July 4th weekend as he will look to take another win in the LMP2 class with B-K Motorsports.