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West Racing Team names drivers for ALMS GT Class

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

"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 experience racing
Lamborghinis, so we're anticipating an exciting, successful season."

"I'm proud to be part of the West-Yokohama racing team," said the
Dutch-born/Italian-bred 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 the German-born 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. 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."

"I'm confident Yokohama's motorsports heritage will be very well
represented by Nicky and Dominik and the entire West Racing Team," said
Briggs.

For racing stats and bios on Pastorelli and Schwager, visit
www.westracingteam.net.

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