Mosport International Raceway
Frustration Continues for No. 2 Patron Ferrari at Mosport
Early Damage Puts Cosmo Out of Contention
When the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón dropped the green flag on Sunday's Mobil 1 Presents Grand Prix of Mosport, it became painfully clear it was not going to be a podium finish for Guy Cosmo driving the No. 02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Patron Ferrari 458GT.
Like Lime Rock, Mosport was yet another week of the No. 2 Patron Ferrari 458GT getting banged around. Cosmo's co-driver, Ed Brown was hit no less than twice in the early going of the 2 hour and 45 minute event. Damage put the car several laps down and the remainder of the day was spent driving around salvaging points.
"It's very discouraging," said Cosmo. "Everyone on the Extreme Speed Motorsports team works so hard getting the car right and ready for race day. We had good speed all week and had a great handling car. Unfortunately, by the time Ed handed over the car, he was beat up and so was the car."
"I just don't know what's going on out there," Guy continued. "These are supposed to be world class drivers yet we're seeing some incredibly amateur moves. I don't know if it's a lack of respect for their equipment or for other drivers, but something has to change. It's pretty disappointing and it's happening with guys that know better and guys you expect more from. I just don't get it."
Guy was left with a broken splitter and right front fender supported by duct tape which resulted in an ill-handling car. Certainly not the day he'd hoped or prepared for.
"On a good note, we had a lot of good folks from Patron cheering us on all week-end," added Guy. "I know they had a great time and it was fun for us as a team spending time and getting to know them."
As the ESM crew packed up to head back to Florida, they could only look forward to Mid-Ohio.
"I'm confident the crew will get things back in order," said Guy. "We'll be ready for Mid-Ohio."