Having wrapped up a successful first season of GT competition in Europe, Aidan Read returns to the Asian Le Mans Series this coming weekend in Shanghai, China alongside Eurasia Motorsport teammates Nick Foster and Roberto Mehri.
The young Australian is part of a formidable driver line-up, one which he and the team hopes will be challenging for the Pro class honours throughout the four-round championship.
Aidan has a wealth of experience in Asia, recording his first LMP2 victory at Sepang in 2017 and more recently worked alongside Nobu Yamanaka in the LMP3 class last season, securing a debut podium with his new teammate at the Chinese venue.
For Aidan, it has been quite a season as he embarked on the formidable challenge that is the ADAC GT Masters where he finished second in the Junior class. In between, he has been busy testing the new Eurasia #36 Ligier in both a coaching and racing role at Malaysia. Now he is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel and going for victories.
“It will be a pleasure to drive alongside Nick and Roberto,” Aidan said. “They are both very fast and experienced, I’m confident we can achieve great results together in car 36.
“I have been working hard this year and made great improvements,” he continued. “Now this is a good opportunity to return to Asian Le Mans and end 2019 strongly.
“I had a great race in Shanghai with Eurasia in the LMP3 class last year. We had leading pace, made smart strategy calls and finished on the podium. It’s great to part of this LMP2 line-up and I’m excited to be back in endurance prototypes.”
The opening round of the championship gets underway on Friday with practice with qualifying on the Saturday and the four-hour race Sunday from 09.45 local time.