The Asian Le Mans Series has already proved to be a success for Aidan Read, with the young Perth-based driver combining his roles as driver, mentor and coach within the Eurasia Motorsport team alongside gentleman driver Nobuya Yamanaka.
Aidan is now all-set for the fourth and final race of the series that takes places at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia this coming weekend (22-24 February) and it is made all the more significant as race day marks his 20th birthday.
“The season has been very useful, and overall a success on a number of different levels,” Aidan explained. “It’s great to see Nobu’s development and progress in his first year of International racing; a debut podium in China was beyond all of our expectations.
“I have been happy with my own performance, particularly in the long race stints,” he continued. “I’ve made improvements to my overall skillset with a lot of time in the car and working as a coach.”
The Sepang circuit is one that Aidan knows especially well courtesy of his three wins in 2016 at the venue whilst competing in Formula Masters and then the 2017 title-winning LMP2 success in Asian Le Mans at the age of 17.
“Sepang has been a great circuit for me, my most successful with repeated race wins,” he said. “It is the closest round to home for me which is nice, so I look forward to travelling to Kuala Lumpur once again.
“As a team we are always improving, and Sepang is the track that we have most of our experience at. This makes me confident that we can achieve a PB result on race day and another podium would make for a fantastic 20th birthday present!”