Yokohama to sponsor West Racing Team in 2011 ALMS GT Class
The 2010 American Le Mans Series (ALMS)
season finale is this weekend at Road Atlanta, but Yokohama Tire
Corporation is already gearing up for 2011. The Fullerton,
California-based tire company announced today at a press conference it
has signed a deal with West Racing Team to provide ADVAN tires for
the team's two sleek Lamborghinis, which will campaign in the ALMS GT
"ADVAN represents Yokohama's motorsports heritage," said Mark Chung,
Yokohama director, corporate strategy and planning," and we've had quite
a bit of success at the track with them over the last quarter century.
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
"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."
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.