Pastorelli and Schwager to run with Yokohama on ALMS circuit

Jan. 1, 2020
Nicky Pastorelli and Dominik Schwager will be Yokohama's sponsored West Racing Team drivers for the 2011 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season.
Nicky Pastorelli and Dominik Schwager will be Yokohama's sponsored West Racing Team drivers for the 2011 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season.

The two veteran racers, who last year were teammates in the FIA GT1 championship, will campaign in West Racing’s first ADVAN A005 tire-equipped Lamborghini in the ALMS GT Class.

“West Racing owner Eduardo Espindola has hired two, top-notch seasoned pros,” says Andrew Briggs, Yokohama’s senior manager of motorsports. “The competition will be tough, but Nicky and Dominik have experience racing Lamborghinis, so we’re anticipating an exciting, successful season.”

“I’m proud to be part of the West-Yokohama racing team,” notes Pastorelli, who won the European F3000 championship in 2004. “It’s a great challenge to be part of a new project and help make it successful.”

The ALMS campaign will reunite Schwager with Yokohama. In 2004, he was a driver of the ADVAN-shod Toyota Supra in the Japanese Super GT series. “I’ve always been interested in ALMS racing, so this is a tremendous opportunity,” he says.

“Because we’re a new team, I know the task ahead is going to be demanding, but thanks to technology partners like Yokohama, I know we’ll be competitive,” Schwager adds.

“I’m confident Yokohama’s motorsports heritage will be very well represented by Nicky and Dominik and the entire West Racing Team,” says Briggs.

For more information, visit www.westracingteam.net, www.americanlemans.com and www.yokohamatire.com.

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