Cosmo extremely optimistic heading to Sebring

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Guy Cosmo Ready For The 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

Now in his third year behind the wheel of the Extreme Speed Motorsports Patron Ferrari, Guy Cosmo is extremely optimistic heading into Saturday’s 60th Anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida.

Guy Cosmo
Guy Cosmo

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Not only will the 12 hour event kick off the 2012 American Le Mans Series Championship sponsored by Tequila Patrón, it also serves as the opening round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship. Sebring is the birthplace of the FIA’s endurance racing heritage, having hosted the first FIA World Championship for sports cars in 1953 on it’s legendary 3.74-mile circuit.

"I'm really optimistic about my third season with Extreme Speed Motorsports,” said Guy. “The team has progressed considerably over the winter. We've really upped our game. In testing we’ve shown significant improvements over last season and we’re really getting into a groove. I think our third year is going to be our best yet, and I can't wait to get to Sebring and get things underway."

This will be the second year for the team using the Tequila Patrón-sponsored Ferrari 458GT’s. Working with Ferrari and Michelotto, ESM has utilized the off-season to work on improving durability and performance. Two pre-season test sessions have given the team reason to feel confident heading into the season opener.

Keeping everything on the table, the team also looked at driver strategies for the 12 hour endurance race.

"We're shaking things up for Sebring this year,” Cosmo noted. “I'll be joining Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek in the No. 01 car. We felt we should put forth our absolute-best effort for Sebring and make it an all-ESM driver lineup. Of course, I'll still contribute to the No. 02 car's program and continue working with Ed Brown, but Anthony Lazzaro and Jeff Segal have been brought in to drive with Ed. They’ll do a great job together.”

“Our goal for the No. 01 car is nothing short of delivering a win for Patrón,” Cosmo stated. “Not finish well, not podium... but win. We have what it takes in every area to make that happen. We plan to attack and we are ready to conquer. We're here to win."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Scott Sharp , Guy Cosmo , Anthony Lazzaro , Johannes van Overbeek , Eric Gilbert , Jeff Segal , Ed Brown
Teams ESM Racing
Tags cosmo, esm, extreme speed, ferrari