Guy Cosmo Mid-Ohio Race Report

Guy Cosmo Turns Fastest GT Race Laps At Mid-Ohio Staying Focused And Prepared To Fight Back

Acknowledging the bad luck that has left the Extreme Speed Motorsports No. 02 Patron Ferrari with a lackluster season, Guy Cosmo remains confident and determined that he and his teammates will prevail. With their most recent heartbreak coming at the American Le Mans Series Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge in Lexington, Ohio, Cosmo and co-driver Ed Brown are prepared to turn the page and move on to Road America.

"I might be a little lost for words at this point," laughed Cosmo. "We really had a good weekend all the way through, yet once again we came out with nothing. Not even a finish!"

#02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari F458 Italia: Ed Brown, Guy Cosmo
#02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari F458 Italia: Ed Brown, Guy Cosmo

Photo by: Adriano Manocchia

"The team has been doing an incredible job learning and developing these 458 Ferrari's," Guy added. "Both cars rolled off the trailer much faster this weekend, but our No. 02 had the speed all weekend. We were quick in every session, qualified well and were strong in the race."

And even in a race that was shortened by six minutes due to a horrendous down pour and standing water on the track, a little ray of sunshine made its way to the No. 02 Ferrari team by way of Cosmo setting the fast lap of race in the GT division.

"We did set fastest race lap in GT," acknowledged Cosmo. "That is huge for us. Especially against the amazing competition we have in this class. But we were having small electrical issues towards the end of my double stint, and unfortunately for Ed, as soon as he got in the car those issues became big enough to end our race."

The race ended under a red flag after a three-car incident sent the Flying Lizards' Patrick Long off the track and into a gravel trap during a heavy rain. All cars were directed into the pits with about six minutes left in the race because of standing water on the track which was making driving conditions treacherous.

"It's disappointing to have not broken the streak we're on lately," note Cosmo. "But I know something really good must be coming for us soon, and I hope it'll be at Road America for us in two weeks!"

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Series ALMS
Drivers Guy Cosmo , Patrick Long , Ed Brown
Teams ESM Racing
Tags alms, cosmo, ferrari, mid-ohio