West Racing and Yokohama ink ALMS sponsorship pact

Jan. 1, 2020
Yokohama is set to supply its ADVAN tires for the West Racing Team's two sleek Lamborghinis, which will be competing in the 2011 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT class.
Yokohama is set to supply its ADVAN tires for the West Racing Team's two sleek Lamborghinis, which will be competing in the 2011 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT class.

"ADVAN represents Yokohama's motorsports heritage," says Mark Chung, the tire maker's director of corporate strategy and planning. "We've had quite a bit of success at the track with them over the last quarter century," he adds.

"From the eco-friendly, orange oil-infused ADVAN ENV-R2 tires used today in GT3 and GTC, to the ADVAN slicks campaigned in GT2, racing has always been the perfect opportunity to showcase Yokohama's technical capabilities," notes Chung.

"This will be especially true next year on West Racing's Lamborghinis. That's why we're look forward to a successful, winning relationship with owner Eduardo Espindola and his team," he continues.

Espindola, an international businessman, said, "Simply put, I chose Yokohama because of their great history in motorsports and solid reputation. We have the same values, vision and expectations and in one word, it means success," says Espindola, an international businessman.

"I'm a passionate guy and I feel Yokohama is the same way. Just look at the success of their motorsports programs and their ADVAN race tires," he observes. "I truly believe Yokohama and their hi-tech know-how will be a perfect fit on our West Racing Team's Lamborghinis. I can't wait until next season begins."

Chung agrees: "With the Ferraris, Porsches, Corvettes and everyone else battling it out, we feel the GT class is going to be super competitive and a lot of fun. The West Racing Lamborghinis will be right in the mix and ready for the challenge."

For more information, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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