Monday, November 21, 2011

ESM's first 2012 lineup

Extreme Speed Motorsports has unveiled their lineup for the #02 car. No one really expected anything to change here from lat season. So it's hardly news. It will still be Guy Cosmo and Ed Brown at the wheel.

The lineup for their lead # 01 car is yet to be announced. But if anything changes there it would be pretty interesting. Scott Sharp is the team owner, so he isn't going anywhere...well at least I don't think so. Johannes Van Overbeek is an employee of Scott's, but he is arguably the faster driver of the two. But there are faster pilots out there still, and Scott can always decide he would like to partner with one of those and hope for better success in 2012

Having watched Guy Cosmo give the factory cars small scares in qualifying, and as well as Van Overbeek's sometimes promising runs in the races, you just can't help but think that if those 2 shared one of ESM's cars they would be a very solid lineup, and could be there to pounce on the spoils when the big teams slip up.

Sure if that were to happen that would send the Ed Brown and Scott Sharp pairing deep into this ultra fierce field, but the GT class would gain another strong player.