FULLERTON, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2011) — The Yokohama Tire Corp.-sponsored West Racing Team has named Nicky Pastorelli and Dominik Schwager its drivers for the 2011 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season.
The two veteran racers, who were teammates during the FIA GT1 championship last year, will campaign West Racing's first Lamborghini in the ALMS GT class. West Racing has yet to name drivers for its second Lamborghini entry.
Mr. Schwager is no stranger to being part of a Yokohama-sponsored team, having competed in 2004 in the Japanese Super GT series on a Toyota Supra fitted with Yokohama tires.
“West Racing owner Eduardo Espindola has hired two top-notch seasoned pros,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama senior manager of motorsports. “The competition will be tough, but Nicky and Dominik have experienced racing Lamborghinis, so we're anticipating an exciting, successful season.”