ESM adds Barbosa, Farnbacher to line-up

Joao Barbosa and Dominik Farnbacher join Extreme Speed Motorsports for Sebring and the Petit Le Mans.
Extreme Speed Motorsports, the new race team created and owned by veteran race car driver Scott Sharp, announced today that Joao Barbosa and Dominik Farnbacher will join the team for next month's 58th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans later this year.

Barbosa, who won the 24 Hours of Daytona title last month, will compete with Extreme Speed Motorsports drivers Ed Brown and Guy Cosmo in one of the team's Ferrari F430 GTCs, in the American Le Mans Series' GT2 class.

Farnbacher, a four-time winner in the Series driving an F430 GT, will join Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek in the team's other entry.

“I'm thrilled to welcome Joao and Dominik to the Extreme Speed Motorsports team,” said Sharp, last year's LMP1 Series co-champion. “Both of them are experienced and fast drivers, and know what it takes to navigate the track and get to the end of a major endurance race.”

Extreme Speed Motorsports is sponsored by Tequila Patrón, along with Ferrari Corse Clienti and the team's official tyre technical partner Michelin.

“I'm extremely delighted about the opportunity that Patrón and Ferrari have given us, as well as the tremendous job the team is doing to get us prepared for the upcoming race season,” added Sharp. “The addition of Joao and Dominik just adds to our adrenaline!”

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Patron Highcroft Racing driver Scott Sharp [Pic credit: Highcroft Racing]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.