Coming on the heels of his Extreme Speed Motorsports signing for the 2012 season, Guy Cosmo is excited to join the team running a part-time Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series schedule. Driving the team's new Ferrari F458 Italia Grand-Am carrying the familiar Tequila Patrón livery.
"I was really excited to hear ESM would be expanding to run in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series," said Guy. "It will be a limited schedule, but as a driver who usually drives in both sports car series through out the year, it's going to be a treat to do it all under the same roof, with the same teammates."
Initial plans have the team focused on the new North American Endurance Championship. Designated races will include 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Six Hours at The Glen and a new race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"Kicking off the season at the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona in an Extreme Speed Motorsports Tequila Patrón Ferrari F458 Italia is going to be just awesome," noted Guy. "I've contested the Rolex 24 a number of times in the past, but never with an operation like ESM. This should be my best chance to date at bringing home one of those elusive Rolex watches. I can't wait. It's also my understanding we'll run a handful of other events, where each of us drivers will share the car with Ed Brown. But we are confirmed for the three races of the new North American Endurance Championship - a championship we'd really like to win alongside our efforts running the full American Le Mans Series championship."
Never one to stand on the sidelines, Cosmo is still very active providing driver coaching and is also eyeing the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
"It's likely I'll also race in Grand-Am's Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge," added Guy. "Plus I stay pretty busy with my driver coaching services in various racing series. The only other thing on my list at the moment is to secure a drive for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. If I could do that, my year will be complete - for 2012 at least. Either way it's going to be a very busy season. I'm ready!"
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.