Guy Cosmo Sits Out Utah Grand Prix With the B-K Motorsports Mazda LMP2 car sidelined after damage from an incident at the New England Grand Prix in Lime Rock, Guy Cosmo expressed disappointment in missing the Utah Grand Prix and the inaugural ...
Guy Cosmo Sits Out Utah Grand Prix
With the B-K Motorsports Mazda LMP2 car sidelined after damage from an incident at the New England Grand Prix in Lime Rock, Guy Cosmo expressed disappointment in missing the Utah Grand Prix and the inaugural American Le Mans Series race at Miller Motorsports Park.
"It is quite a mixed bag of emotions," expressed Cosmo. "First and foremost, I'm pleased that Jaime Bach came away from the incident unharmed. I feel badly for our team because they work so hard and we all do this because we love to compete. Utah will be the teams first missed race and Lime Rock was our first DNF in 13 ALMS starts. So, I join with the team when I say, I'm truly disappointed."
Cosmo's agenda is filling up with Grand Am Rolex Series events, but his hope is to find a seat with an American Le Mans Series team in the interim.
"I'm hoping the team can get the car repaired and sorted out without missing anymore races," added Cosmo. "But, I'm a driver and don't like standing on the sidelines. I'm actively notifying teams of my situation and am hopeful I can help with someone's championship efforts until we know B-K Motorsports' timeline and direction."
B-K Motorsports team manager, Marcus Haselgrove, made the following statements in an announcement earlier this weekend.
"We have been working significant hours to get things repaired in time, and we did not want to take any chances with the components on the car that have been hard to get replaced quickly--we simply could not get some of the necessary spares in our hands fast enough," commented Marcus Haselgrove, Team Manager/Technical Director for B-K Motorsports.
"We talked with KUMHO and Road & Track and we all agreed that taking our time and having everything in place is the only scenario. We are making plans to rejoin the ALMS as soon as possible--and we can all hear the echos of the Mazda rotary power again," added Haselgrove.