Tequila Patrón and Scott Sharp will return to their sports car racing roots in the P2 class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) for the 2013 season.
Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) and Tequila Patrón will field two Honda Performance Development ARX-03b prototypes in a full-season championship run. The ALMS season starts with the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida next month.
The team also plans to field entries in the combined prototype class of the 2014 unified sports car championship – which will be a merger between ALMS and GRAND-AM Road Racing. “Moving to P2 is a new chapter for us at ESM and a homecoming for Tequila Patrón. We feel we have a terrific opportunity to learn and develop the P2 car this year, and that will put us in an ideal position going into the merged season of 2014,” said team owner and driver Scott Sharp.
The ESM driver lineup remains the same with Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek co-driving the No. 01 Tequila Patrón racing machine, and Ed Brown and Guy Cosmo in the sister No. 02 Tequila Patrón prototype.
ESM will continue to run on Michelin tires during the 2013 season. In addition, ESM will campaign a Ferrari 458 Italia in the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT class and the Ferrari Challenge.