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WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S Aidan Read is the latest member of the coveted Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program. He now becomes an official test and development driver in the ongoing development of the mighty Huracan GT3. The junior programme selects talented drivers from around the world. As well as his ongoing racing duties, he also embarks on a full athletic and dietary programme and acts as a brand ambassador for the Italian marque.
“Lamborghini is iconic for striking cars and racing pedigree,” Aidan said. “My place in the GT3 Junior Program presents the chance to learn from some of the best in the business.
“I am very proud to represent Lamborghini this year in the Blancpain GT Asia Series, and contribute to the brand’s motorsport culture. It’s an exciting prospect to be part of a such a large organisation at this point in my career. I’ll be working at my maximum to honour the commitment shown to me by Lamborghini.”
Aidan joined FFF Racing by ACM to compete in the Blancpain GT Series Asia this year.
David Madgwick, Managing Director of Aidan’s management company, BAM Motorsport, said: “At the start of the year we were looking at a number of career routes for Aidan following his success in single seaters.
“The seat at FFF Racing was attractive and the added incentive of joining the GT3 Academy was the tipping point in making the decision. Lamborghini Squadra Corse continue to show a progressive and committed approach to developing young drivers. And that’s what we were looking for Aidan.”
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In the US, Australian Banksia Grove’s Anthony Martin has lost the Pro Mazda championship lead to Victor Franzoni, who won both recent races in Indianapolis. Victor led Race 1 from pole and, while Anthony enjoyed a spell up front, made the pass on Lap 6 and never looked back. Anthony finished that race in second, 5s off the lead, and Race 2 in fourth, with six points the deficit to the Brazilian. Fellow Aussie Steven Ford was 13th and 12th in his debut races. In the USF2000 Championship, Perth’s Luke Gabin walked away with finishes of 10th and sixth at the Brickyard. The next Pro Mazda and USF2000 round is at Road America June 24-25.