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Jaguar is back to Le Mans

On the occasion of the 75-year anniversary mark and 20 years after the last overall victory Jaguar officially returns back to Le Mans. On 12 June 2010 is to launch an American team from the RSR in the GT2 category deployed XKR with factory support in the most famous endurance race in the world. Team boss Paul Gentilozzi, who will drive the Jaguar XKR RSR GT2 in this year’s American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in person, and among others, American Scott Pruett and Belgian Marc Goosens as drivers. With seven successes from 1951 to 1990 is Jaguar the most successful British brand in the history of the 24 hours of Le Mans.

At the very first release in 1951 managed to win the C-Type and a second triumph was followed two years later. Between 1955 and 1957 D-Type’s successor landed a hat-trick. In the era of Group C Jaguar then get two more Le Mans victories with a naturally aspirated V12-powered prototypes: 1988 with the XJR-9 and 1990 with the TWR Jaguar XJR-12 from sports, piloted by John Nielsen, Price Cobb and Martin Brundle.

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