ATLANTA – Veteran driver Guy Cosmo will join long-time TGM driver and team owner Ted Giovanis for the remainder of the 2016 season. Cosmo will co-drive the team’s JKTG Foundation/Camp Boggy Creek #64 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in the GS class.
Cosmo is a high profile and standout sports car driver. He has 28-years of experience in racing, most notably in recent years racing in Prototype and GT cars as well as a great love and passion for the sport. Cosmo won the 2005 ALMS Rookie of the Year award in LMP2 and is recognized as a first-class professional and proven front-runner in both the Prototype and GT ranks. Cosmo boosts 54 starts in the American Le Mans Series including four wins, 16 top three finishes, three pole positions and has set the fastest race lap six times, as well as over 30 starts in Grand-Am Daytona Prototypes.
Cosmo's career began in karting at the age of 11, and he earned championships in karting, Formula Ford, Formula 2000 and Star Mazda before a limited season in the Toyota Atlantic Championship. In 2003, he transitioned to sports cars racing in Grand-Am's Daytona Prototype category as well as the American Le Mans Series' LMP2 class.
Cosmo also coaches racers and enthusiasts world-wide. In addition, he and his wife, Louisa, run Cosmo-Sport, Inc. (cosmo-sport.com), which was established in 2007 and offers Automotive Event Management, Motorsports Marketing & Driving Events.
About joining TGM, Cosmo states:
I’m excited to be joining TGM for the remainder of the season. I’ve known Ted for a number of years now and he's always kept me informed as his team developed. He’s assembled quite a nice operation thus far and they’ve made a great step forward in moving to the GS class with the new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience and enthusiasm to TGM and help get them to the front of the pack.
Ted has done very well behind the wheel and is in great shape, so although I’m also here to coach him and guide his driver development, we’re starting off in a great spot with all of his experience. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been in Conti competition and I know the GS field has changed considerably but my last experiences were in the BGB privateer Caymans and now I’m excited to see just how much Porsche has embraced the idea of the Cayman racing in the form of the new GT4 Clubsport. This should be a very fun car to drive.
There’s a lot for me to take on this week in meeting the crew, learning how they operate, learning the car, learning Ted as a driver and leading the development of the program, but it's all the more exciting for me that way. I love a challenge and this will be a great one to tackle with Ted and all at TGM.
Giovanis is excited as well:
I have known Guy since 2009. I have always had great respect for his driving abilities and have been a fan of his for years. He will be a strong addition to TGM. It is an honor to have such a high profile driver on the team, and we are hoping this will help promote our charity partners of the JKTG Foundation and Camp Boggy Creek.
Cosmo’s first race with TGM will be at Road America, Wisconsin, on Saturday, August 6th. Fans are welcome to meet Cosmo and Giovanis for a Porsche Cayman GT4 Team Meet ‘n Greet at 9:05am on race day at the Porscheplatz, accessible to Porscheplatz registered guests, or fans may stop by TGM’s paddock space, accessible with a general admission ticket.
About TGM: Formed in 1991 as T. Giovanis Motorsports (TGM), the team made its professional racing debut in 2006. For the 2016 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season, TGM switched from BMW to Porsche on the racing circuit and currently fields #64 and #46 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports. Find TGM online at teamtgm.com and on Twitter @goteamtgm.