Joining Extreme Speed Motorsports and their 2013 driver announcement, Guy Cosmo confirmed his return to the team to compete in the 2013 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón. This will be Guy's fourth season with the team co-driving the No. 02 Tequila Patrón Ferrari Italia 458 with Ed Brown.
“I’m thrilled to be back with ESM for 2013," said Cosmo. "Next season will mark my fourth year with the team, and it's been a very enjoyable and exciting three years thus far."
“Being with a team like this since its inception is really special, because not only have I seen it grow into a front-running, first-class operation, but I've helped play a role in it as well. We’ve got world class partners in Ferrari, Michelotto, Ferrari Corse Cliente, Michelin Tires and arguably the most supportive and influential sponsor in North American motorsports - Tequila Patrón and the Patrón Spirits Company.
Brown and Cosmo are coming off their strongest season to-date. Showing some of the fastest track times in GT, Cosmo and Brown enjoyed a front row start at Mid-Ohio and five top-10 finishes over the season. (Sebring, Long Beach, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Virginia International Raceway.
"We’ve more than shown our speed and strength this season, as a whole and as individual efforts with the No. 01 and No. 02 Tequila Patrón Ferraris. Ed and I have come really close to some great finishes this season, though luck just never fell our way. Ed has made tremendous strides behind the wheel and has been very dedicated to this program and his development as a driver.
“2013 will be a season where he and I realize the success we've come so close to capturing this year. I’m really looking forward to it.”
The Extreme Speed Motorsports team's next event is the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
Guy Cosmo, 2005 American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year drives 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 38 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. You can find out more about Guy Cosmo at http://www.guycosmo.com or follow Guy through the racing weekend on Twitter @guycosmo and on Facebook.
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is based on the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. It features multiple classes of purpose-built prototypes and production-based GT cars that race on the same track at the same time. The ALMS holds events annually throughout North America on premier urban street circuits and top permanent natural terrain road courses. The American Le Mans Series has a leadership role in motorsports for the furthering of alternative fuel technology and use. The ALMS was the first motorsports body in the world to embrace an entire suite of alternative energy sources – E10 and E85 cellulosic ethanols, isobutanol, clean diesel and hybrid technologies. For additional information, please visit www.alms.com.