Guy Cosmo will lead a new-look lineup in the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson for next month’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Confirmed on Wednesday, Cosmo and longtime co-driver Patrick Bryne will team up with Don Yount in the Centinel Spine-sponsored LMP2 car.
It will mark the Florida-based team’s return to WeatherTech Championship competition after missing this weekend’s round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
“The Twelve Hour has always been a really special race for us,” said team principal Brent O’Neill said.
“We always love being able to race at our home track and it makes it even better when you succeed there.
“The whole team is excited to welcome Don, Patrick, and Guy. I know this is the lineup that can get us back on top of the podium.”
Yount drove for the team in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, in a lineup that featured Cameron Cassels, who was planning a full-season effort until the Canadian was hit with COVID-19-related travel challenges.
It will mark Cosmo and Byrne’s first race in a modern-gen LMP2 car after previously contesting the Asian Le Mans Series in a United Autosports Ligier JS P2.
Most recently, the duo were at the wheel of a Bentley Continental GT3 for a planned full-season GT World Challenge America powered by AWS effort with K-PAX Racing until Byrne pulled out amid COVID-19 concerns.
Floridian Cosmo said he’s “thrilled” to finally get to drive with Performance Tech.
“Brent O’Neill and I have been trying to go racing together for quite some time now and the opportunity has finally presented itself.,” he said.
“Performance Tech has had so much success in prototype racing over the past decade and its No. 38 Centinel Spine Oreca 07 LMP2 is no exception.
“I’m ecstatic to be reuniting with Patrick Byrne and very much looking forward to sharing the car with Don Yount.
“It’s been a number of years since I’ve been in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship but I’ve raced all over the world during that time with great success.”