Aidan and BAM have a relationship dating back to the start of his career as a 15-year old in 2014. Having competed in low-level karting and local single-seaters in his native Australia, he was looking to make the step to international racing, something that is necessary for a young racer wishing to progress in motorsport.
BAM was able to build a programme in Asia initially, placing him with a trusted team to compete in Formula Masters, cutting his teeth in racing overseas alongside his studies. BAM instigated a performance coaching programme with high-level professional drivers such as Rob Huff and Oliver Gavin and in 2017, whilst guiding Aidan into a joint career path of both GT and LMP3 cars. This culminated in his first LMP2 victory at the age of 17 in the Asian Le Mans Series.
Under BAM’s guidance, Aidan then moved to the Lamborghini Junior Programme, with us placing him as the first GT3 Academy Driver who had not competed with the Italian brand in any other category.
With BAM’s guidance, he moved to the European racing scene and competed in the ADAC GT Masters series, the world’s most competitive GT3 championship, where he continues today.
In prototypes, BAM has given Aidan opportunities to further develop his driving whilst earning and coaching Nobu Yamanaka in an LMP3, where he himself had previously gained experience with Eurasia and WIN Motorsport, taking victories multiple times in Asia and China.
Aidan’s progression under BAM saw him progress to an all-Pro LMP2 car, racing in the Asian Le Mans Series alongside the likes of Roberto Merhi, Nick Cassidy and Shane van Gisbergen, collecting outright lap records and race wins along the way.
BAM was able to advise his family and funders at each step of his journey as to how to achieve the best value in motorsport, whilst avoiding the pitfalls that many young racing drivers find along the road.Official websiteAidan Read 2021/22