Guy Cosmo announced today he'll be back running with Ed Brown driving the No. 02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Tequila Patrón Ferrari F458 Italia in the highly competitive American Le Mans Series GT division.
"I'm thrilled to be back with Extreme Speed Motorsports & Tequila Patrón for 2012," said Guy Cosmo. "I've enjoyed two fantastic years with the team since the inception of this program, and I'm looking forward to another. I think next year is going to be the most exciting yet."
Cosmo has been teamed up with Ed Brown for the past two season and the pair have become a formidable force behind the wheel.
"My teammate Ed Brown has been making great strides," noted Cosmo. "We've forged a really strong relationship over the past two years and I think we're going to surprise a lot of people next year. Ed has developed into a very well rounded and increasingly fast driver. With the culmination of our hard work on the driving side and the strength of our amazing crew on the No. 02 car we've got a lot of momentum going for some great results."
ESM kicked off 2011 with two brand new Ferrari F458GT's and spent a good part of the year learning the cars and sorting them out. They're eager to cash in on their efforts in 2012.
"We learned a lot about the new Ferrari F458 Italia in 2011 and it's been an honor to work with Ferrari Corse Clienti and Michelotto," added Guy. "I think we know what makes these Italian machines tick and we've really improved the efficiency of the team from top to bottom. The way I see it, year three is the year to capitalize and to realize the success we've been working so hard for."
In other news, the team also announced expansion into the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series with an entry into the 50th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. Additional details will follow.
"In addition to ALMS, ESM is expanding to run in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series as well," said Guy. "As a driver who usually drives in both of these series each year, it's going to be a treat to do it all under the same roof, with the same teammates. But first and foremost our commitment is to the full American Le Mans Series schedule. Racing in ALMS is a driver's dream come true. I've been thrilled to mix it up with the best in the business over there."
Guy Cosmo, 2005 American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year competed last season in the No. 02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Patrón Ferrari. Cosmo is a race record-holder at Mid-Ohio (for fastest lap in the GTC series, which he set in 2009 in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup). Cosmo has 28 starts in the American Le Mans Series, finishing in the top-five 18 times and has been on the winner’s podium twice. In addition to being an accomplished driver, Cosmo is also a highly sought-after driving instructor. Find out more about Guy Cosmo at http://www.guycosmo.com and follow Guy through the racing weekend on Twitter @guycosmo.
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is the world`s leading sports car championship and is recognized as the Global Leader in Green Racing. In the tradition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, multiple classes of cars - purpose-built prototypes and production-based Grand Touring automobiles - race on the track at the same time to create compelling race action and constant passing. All cars in the Series compete using one of five approved alternative fuels or energy sources: clean sulfur-free diesel, cellulosic E85 or E10, Isobutanol and electric hybrid technologies. The Series has more automobile marques involved than any other major race series in the world as manufacturers develop relevant technologies on track that transfer directly to the customer showroom. The ALMS competes at North America`s premier road racing tracks and selected temporary street circuits in major urban markets.