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Jaguar returns to LE Mans 24hr

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Jaguar is back where it belongs! This year marks the 75th anniversary of the brand on road and on track, and to mark the occasion the British firm is making a long-anticipated return to the Le Mans 24hr.

The Jaguar story started back in 1951 when a C-Type won the day-long race on its first outing. Six other victories have followed over the years, the last one in 1990 when a XJR-12 prototype took the chequered flag.

This year instead of gunning for overall victory in the prototype class, Jaguar is aiming to take the silverware in the GT2 class with a heavily-modified version of the XKR, built by Rocketsports Racing based in Michigan.

The car will be running a full American Le Mans Series this season, starting at the 12 hours of Sebring next month, with the main event taking place on June 12-13.

Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/247891/jaguar_returns_to_le_mans.html#ixzz0eqeAlgn3

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