Guy Cosmo will return to TeamTGM for a full-season campaign in its Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, it was announced on Monday.
Cosmo campaigned the final four races of the IMSA season as Giovanis’ co-driver last year, with a podium finish of third at Road America in his debut with the team.
“I’m thrilled to be back with TeamTGM for the entire 2017 season,” said Cosmo. “We’ve established a great bond, made great progress, grabbed a podium finish and had a lot of fun in the process.
“Ted Giovanis is a great teammate and team owner who’s put a lot into the continued development of this team. We have a great partner in Porsche with the Cayman GT4, a fantastic crew led by the talented Brandon Perrott and the addition of the legend himself, Joe Varde.”
New for 2017 is a pair of four-hour endurance races held at Daytona and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in September, which veteran Continental Tire Challenge driver Hugh Plumb will complete the TeamTGM driver lineup.
Plumb scored the pole at Daytona last year and won the event in 2015 while driving for Rum Bum Racing in a Porsche. He took runner-up in the 2015 championship co-driving with his brother Matt.
“I’m excited to be back racing in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge with TeamTGM,” said Plumb, who most recently competed in two races in the Continental Tire series last year in addition to two races in Pirelli World Challenge GTS.
“I know this team has worked incredibly hard and I look forward to adding to their success in 2017 with Ted and Guy.”
With a driver lineup that features a deep pool of experience and talent, the familiar TGM crew to back it up, and a new Director of Competition in strategist Joe Varde, TeamTGM will be seeking the 2017 championship title.
“I could not be happier about our team plans for 2017,” said TeamTGM owner and driver Giovanis. “We’ve really been working hard over the off season to prepare for the year and we’ve assembled a great group here.
“The endurance events are something new for our team and we’re really excited about them. Adding Hugh along with Guy is just a tremendous addition. We can’t wait to get going at the Roar!”