Guy Cosmo announced today he will withdraw from the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Cosmo, full time driver for Extreme Speed Motorsports and Tequila Patron in the 2013 American Le Mans Series, was scheduled to lend his talents to defending Rolex Series GT Champions, AIM Autosport FXDD Racing With Ferrari.
Earlier this month, Cosmo underwent emergency endoscopic surgery of the posterior nasal canal from a sudden onset of epistaxis. While the surgery was successful, Cosmo is recovering and his doctors are urging him to rest and give himself time to properly recover.
“I’m extremely disappointed that I won’t be able to compete in this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona,” said Cosmo. “I’m a race car driver and I live to race. I’ve really been looking forward to working with the guys from AIM Autosport / FXDD. While I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to join them for this important race, it’s best I take the advice of my doctors and cheer them on from home. Here’s wishing a safe race to everyone participating this weekend.”
Guy will rejoin his teammates from Extreme Speed Motorsports next month for the annual American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring, February 7th.
ABOUT GUY COSMO:
A native of New York, 36 year-old Guy Cosmo now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. A stand out among North American sports car drivers, Cosmo is currently under contract with Extreme Speed Motorsports, driving with Ed Brown in the No. 02 Patrón Ferrari 458 Italia, fighting in the highly competitive American Le Mans Series GT championship.
Though his background was in open wheel cars, Cosmo broke into the American Le Mans Series in 2005 competing in LMP2 with the B-K Motorsports / Courage-Mazda effort where he earned the ALMS 2005 Rookie of the Year award. In 2009, he transitioned into the GT ranks with Orbit Racing prior to taking his current position with Extreme Speed Motorsports. He has 46 starts in the American Le Mans Series, including 2 wins and 11 top 3 finishes. In addition, Guy has 3 poles to his record and has set the race fast lap 5 times.
In addition to his ESM ALMS duties, Cosmo has made dozens of appearances in the Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar Series. In 2009 he competed in six Daytona Prototype races with Spirit of Daytona. Between 2006 and 2009, Guy competed in 30 races driving prototypes. His most recent driving duties in the Series were with Extreme Speed Motorsports in 2012. The team participated in four events in the Rolex Series GT class.
When not competing, newly-wed Cosmo spends his time in West Palm Beach with his wife, Louisa.