Tequila Patron Extreme Speed Motorsports will be looking for a repeat of their 1-2 result at the opening street race of the year, as the American Le Mans Series heads to the roads of Baltimore.
Following the strong race at Long Beach, ESM go in to Baltimore full of confidence, having been looking forward to this round since the chequered flag at Long Beach dropped. Scott Sharp, who led the P2 class for much of his stint at Long Beach, will be joined by Anthony Lazzaro for the first time this year in the #01 HPD ARX-03b.
“I’m super excited for Baltimore and bringing our ESM/Tequila Patrón P2 cars to the challenging street circuit,” enthused Sharp. “While many drivers don’t seem to like the circuit, I really do! I like all of the unusual variables – the train tracks, the bumps, the city streets. You have to be as aggressive as you can on all street circuits and you can’t let those elements slow you down!
“Being toward the front of the field for the start should help in the inevitable melee in Turn 1, but traffic will play a huge role in the outcome of the P2 battle. I expect our ESM Patrón cars to handle extremely well and make time getting through traffic. The team has been working very hard honing our setups. I think we roll into Baltimore in a much stronger position than the last street circuit and we did pretty well as a team there!”
The #02 sister car will see Ed Brown and Johannes van Overbeek sharing driving duties as they look to bounce back from some earlier season misfortune with a podium result in Baltimore.