Prosperity Investment Management had a large presence at the season-opening Asian Le Mans Series race in Shanghai, China, last month in China, partnering up with both Nielsen Racing LMP3 entries, the #36 Eurasia Motorsport LMP2 as well as being represented by drivers Aidan Read and Andreas Laskaratos.
The Prosperity Investment Management Race Rewards programme continues to grow with three entries carrying the branding to promote the company and in exchange, receive bonus payments for podium positions achieved.
The #36 Eurasia Motorsport Ligier claimed the pole position for the four-hour race courtesy of the stunning lap by ex-F1 driver Roberto Merhi. Prosperity Ambassador Aidan took the first two stints of the event, leading comfortably initially before opting to double stint the tyres, providing options for teammates Nick Foster and Roberto.
Unfortunately, a rival car just happened to be serving a lengthy pit stop penalty in the adjacent garage and as a result, the team lost time making its own stop and it was this that ultimately resulted in the second position rather than the win. With the pole position, the team now prepare for Australia with 19 points on the board.
Th #2 Nielsen Racing entry enjoyed a competitive performance with Colin Noble and Tony Well. As with Eurasia, their runner-up position could well have been the class victory were it not for a little bad luck with the safety car waking around the then race leader, leaving the duo almost a lap adrift.
Andreas meanwhile started the race from the LMP2 Am pole position in the #4 ARC Bratislava Oreca but was forced to retire the car from the race. All in all, it was a very successful race weekend for the Prosperity backed drivers and team, with all drivers and teams showing class leading pace, whilst all reaping the rewards of the Prosperity programme.
“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.”
Mike Conway next represents us at the forthcoming round of the World Endurance Championship in Bahrain on 14 December.