There are few weekends when the Prosperity Investment Management partners are not out on track and pushing for race victories. With investment and reward programmes at the heart of PIM’s motorsport portfolio, its drivers and teams have been notching up further success on the global stage.
Victories for Mike Conway and Dylan Pereira in FIA WEC and Porsche Supercup last weekend are examples of PIM’s ambassadors and partners achieving success on and off the circuit.
The 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship got underway last Sunday at Silverstone, where Mike Conway and the Toyota Gazoo Racing started where they left off at the end of season seven with a dominant display at the head of the field. As a result, Conway and teammates Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi enjoy an eight-point advantage ahead of the next round at Fuji Speedway in Japan.
“It’s great to win my home race here at Silverstone,” said Conway. “I’ve been trying to win this race for a while now; it took me long enough! Big thanks to my team-mates who did a really solid job in tricky conditions.”
Momo Megatron Lechner Racing
Dylan Pereira celebrated his second victory of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium in the support race for Formula 1. On Sunday, the young racing driver won round seven of the international one-make cup.
“As a Luxembourger, this was a home race for me,” Pereira stated. “To win in front of my fans, partners and family feels fantastic. I made a slight mistake shortly before the end, but I managed to defend myself well from Ayhancan Guven,” said Pereira.
Over in the TCR Asia Series, the season finale saw the PIM-branded #20 Hyundai i30N TCR of Daniel Miranda take the prestigious Asian Drivers’ Championship. This was despite the Filipino racer being caught up in a multi-car accident during the first race.
It was Miranda’s first season in the series with Eurasia Motorsport, and the result was exactly as desired.
“Our guys worked overnight to rebuild Daniel’s car, achieving the all but impossible,” Team Principal Mark Goddard explained. “However, the clutch went at the start of the second race, probably a result of the accident damage. He was able to coax the car to a finish, winning the Asian Drivers’ Championship in the process. Mission accomplished!”
European Le Mans Series
Nielsen Racing drivers Colin Noble and Tony Wells were in action at Silverstone in the ELMS support race to WEC. It was a tough and closely fought event with the pairing finishing in fifth position just ahead of another PIM-linked driver Andreas Laskaratos in the 360 Racing Ligier JS P3.
Nicky Catsburg has been in action in the 10 Hours of Suzuka and is now preparing for his return to the WTCR series in Ningbo following the summer break. Aidan Read meanwhile is preparing for back-to-back events in GT Masters at the Nürburgring and Sachsenring.