Defending Victory, episode one: Byrne and Cosmo star in Shanghai

Charles Bradley
By: Charles Bradley
Nov 28, 2018, 6:04 PM

Check out the opening episodes of’s exclusive fly-on-the-wall documentary series ‘Defending Victory’ which follows reigning LMP3 champions Guy Cosmo and Patrick Byrne in the Asian Le Mans Series.

This year, they have stepped up to the top LMP2 class of the series with United Autosports, and will be with them every step of the way. The series starts with the first three episodes from the Chinese Grand Prix circuit in Shanghai.

And although they worked hard to score class victory, and an overall podium finish (above), it didn’t all go according to plan! Here's the story of what went before.

The journey begins...

Under pressure...

We will be back with Guy and Patrick to see what happens next time out, in Fuji, Japan. Stay tuned!

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Series Asian Le Mans
Event Shanghai
Drivers Guy Cosmo , Patrick Byrne
Teams United Autosports
Author Charles Bradley