Following on from a successful outing in China back in November, Prosperity Investment Management was proud to continue its partnership with UK’s Nielsen Racing, the #36 Eurasia Motorsport LMP2 entry, as well as representation by drivers Aidan Read and Andreas Laskaratos; all competing in the ACO-endorsed Asian Le Mans Series as it made its debut in Australia.
The Prosperity Investment Management Race Rewards programme continues to grow with four entries this weekend carrying the branding, along with Philippines-based Eurasia Motorsport. In exchange for brand exposure, Prosperity Investment Management partners receive bonus payments for podium positions achieved.
The #36 Eurasia Motorsport Ligier JS P217, running a one-off iconic gold-yellow and green Australian livery this weekend, was put under the spotlight on Thursday when The Hon David Ridgway MLC; the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment visited the impressive motorsport facility for a media call, with demonstration laps courtesy of Prosperity-backed Aidan Read.
Eurasia’s #36 LMP2 entry qualified 5th overall, courtesy of former F1 driver Roberto Merhi. The ‘Racing Australia’ entry , with Aidan Read at the helm, got a superb start – instantly putting pressure on its competition and enough to promote Read to 4th. The #36 Ligier then took the race lead after Eurasia teammate Dan Gaunt took the opportunity to pit the #1 sister car under FCY conditions, as did their championship rival.
Read peeled off for new tyres 50 minutes in, returning third and evidently so focused on reclaiming the race lead that he managed to add a new racing lap record for the newly opened South Australia race circuit to his list of achievements on his way to scoring Prosperity another podium in the LMP2 Pro category and overall.
Nielsen Racing were also rewarded down under, taking their second Asian Le Mans podium in as many races and clinching their first ever win outside Europe.
After four hours of sterling driving for Nielsen’s #2 pole-sitting pair, Colin Noble and Tony Wells successfully clinched the LMP3 win in their #2 NORMA, with Colin crossing the finish line with a significant lead over their main class rival – finishing an impressive 8th overall.
Greek-based Laskaratos added to the podium tally for Prosperity, bringing home his Am spec LMP2 car third to complete a highly successful weekend for Prosperity supported teams and drivers.
“We’re delighted to be so closely involved in the Asian Le Mans Series this year with both teams and drivers,” stated Prosperity’s Managing Director, Warren Macal. “We so nearly achieved two victories, but i’m pleased to see both Eurasia and Nielsen secure runner-up places.
“Our partnership with BAM Motorsport Promotions has allowed us to gain access to many new teams and drivers to promote our business. Our programme is well and truly in full swing with some new drivers, teams and racing enthusiasts becoming clients.”
Prosperity Investment Management now step up our motorsport involvement, hosting a Prosperity lounge at Asian Le Mans’s Sepang round in Malaysia from 14th-16th February 2020. We look forward to welcoming our motorsport partners and their guests in Sepang, where we will hopefully be celebrating further successes. We will also be available to discuss our motorsport-specific financial services for drivers or teams hoping to reap the rewards of the Prosperity programme”
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