ALMS: West-Yokohama Racing Sets Timeline for First Lamborghini

By Auto News Log • December 8th, 2010

One of the exciting announcements coming out the this past season’s State of the Series address at Petit Le Mans was the news that Yokohama was going to support a two-car Lamborghini effort under the auspices of West Racing Team headed by team owner Eduardo Espindola.

With 2010 coming to a close, here’s a quick overview of the West-Yokohama Racing initiative:

The team, whose race shop is located on the Northeast side of Indianapolis, expects delivery of its first Lamborghini LP 560 GT “within the next few days” in Europe.

Brian Ma has been named Chief Operations Officer/Technical Director for the team. Ma has been Chief Engineer/ Technical Director for teams in CART, IRL, ChampCar and Grand-Am.

Drivers for the teams’ first car entry have been decided. The team expects to make an announcement “in the very near future”, before the Christmas holiday.

Depending on actual car delivery date and customs clearance, the team hopes to test at Sebring between Dec. 20 and Dec. 22.

The team lists as its priorities and timeline: December – Initial shakedown of car and Yokohama tire test; January – In house R&D as well as car and tire development at Sebring; February – Winter Test

Source: American Le Mans Series


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