American-run Jaguar XKR will compete in GT2
4 February 2010

A works-backed Jaguar XKR will contest this year's Le Mans 24 Hour race.

The GT2 car will be run by Paul Gentilozzi's Jaguar RSR squad, which will also use it in the American Le Mans Series this season. Ex-F3000 driver Marc Goossens and sportscar ace Scott Pruett will be among the driving line-up.

Gentilozzi, who will drive the JaguarRSR XKR GT2 in the 2010 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) added: “Spirits will be high around Jaguar’s return to Le Mans but we must remember the incredibly high level of competition; a podium place in our category will not fall into our hands.

"That said, I can guarantee 100 per cent commitment from JaguarRSR and urge fans of Jaguar and Britain’s racing heritage to support the team wholeheartedly.”

Jaguar has won Le Mans outright seven times, and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

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4 February 2010

Great to see the Jaguar name back at Le Mans, but would like to see more information about the 'works-backed' bit. How much support is Jaguar itself actually giving to this project, and how much of it is because Gentilozzi is a Jag fan himself?

4 February 2010

Jaguar contubuted to the design of this xkgt, Gentilozzi usaly does'nt use car manufacture because they believe that the cars should still have a sense of comfort and not racing pedigree.

4 February 2010

Anyone know what happened to Apex Motorsport who were originally developing the GT2 Jaguar XKR. They ran in a few events in 2008 &09 and then dissapeared.

4 February 2010

[quote disco.stu]How much support is Jaguar itself actually giving to this project, and how much of it is because Gentilozzi is a Jag fan himself?[/quote]

Very little support i suspect, but hopefully it may be the first step to a full blown works Jaguar team returning to Le Mans since 1993.

4 February 2010

It should sound wonderful! I would love to see a road version with a manual box option.

4 February 2010

I will see this in june!

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