Conquest Racing faced adversity in a challenging two-hour and forty-minute Sprint race at the renowned WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Manny Franco and Albert Costa experienced a series of highs and lows during the Course de Monterey. In the end, the #34 Corsa Horizon Ferrari 296 GT3 had to retire due to an increasing power steering issue during the race.

Though the recent re-pavement of the track proved to be a new challenge for most of the drivers, Albert Costa and Manny Franco maneuvered masterfully around the winding track. The pairing was off to a great start, as Franco secured the ninth-fastest lap time in the qualifying session on Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday, the Course de Monterey began with a slight setback, as Franco lost one position off the start. Despite these early challenges, Franco showcased remarkable pace while effectively managing tire degradation, Franco continued to battle on the challenging track.

With 1 hour and 50 minutes remaining, Albert Costa took over from Manny Franco, bringing a new surge of energy to the race. Known for his speed, Costa Balboa quickly showed promising pace as he was one of the fastest drivers on the track, posting the third fastest lap in the race.,

With about an hour left on the clock, Costa Balboa pitted for fuel and tires, battling with power steering issues.

Ultimately, with 33 minutes remaining in the race, the team made the difficult decision to retire the car related to increasing power steering issues.

Manny Franco and Albert Costa Balboa will be joined by Cédric Sbirrazzuoli for the next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen International Raceway from June 21 to the 23rd.