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Old 09-27-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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I posted this in the motorsports forums but I think it will get more of a reaction over here:





More info:Link to info: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/24/j...petit-le-mans/
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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I posted this in the motorsports forums but I think it will get more of a reaction over here:
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:59 PM   #3
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After announcing earlier this year that it would enter the American Le Mans Series with a new GT2 class XKR, Jaguar has remained silent on when the car would actually appear. That silence is now over as the car is roaring to life at Road Atlanta today in practice for Saturday's Petit Le Mans.

The new racer has been prepared by long-time Jaguar racing collaborator Paul Gentilozzi and his RSR team. RSR is the successor to Rocketsports racing with which Gentilozzi campaigned XKRs in the Trans Am series. Like the new GT2 C6.R Corvette, the XKR started its life as a production aluminum body-in-white that was then transformed into a racer. Most of the aerodynamic development of the body was handled by the engineers at Jaguar before being fabricated in carbon fiber by RSR and a local Michigan-based supplier. RSR is mainly using this weekend's debut race as an extended track test session to prove-out the new car before participating in the entire 2010 season. We'll let you know how it does.
When I read the title, I instantly thought that Paul was behind it. Turns out that Jaguar cannot do any racing without him.

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Old 09-27-2009, 11:02 PM   #4
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Love the car and idea but why were these taken on some side street with a crappy camera and/or photographer.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:08 PM   #5
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The shop is in DeWitt, MI; aka a suburb. So it's probably some quickie press release photos outside the shop.

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Saw this in person at Petit Le Mans on Saturday. Very nice indeed. I only got to see it in their garage...they didn't actually run the race. They may have run it during qualifying the day before or something. However, it should be racing next year in the new condensed GT class against the Corvettes, Astons, 911's, M3's, Viper, Panoz, and Ford GT.
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Saw this in person at Petit Le Mans on Saturday. Very nice indeed. I only got to see it in their garage...they didn't actually run the race. They may have run it during qualifying the day before or something. However, it should be racing next year in the new condensed GT class against the Corvettes, Astons, 911's, M3's, Viper, Panoz, and Ford GT.

i was going to say i didn't recall seeing that car on tv.. nice to see them back in it though.

hopefully next season i'll be attending several races as my brother in law works for a company that does all the networking for all the AM. lemans / gt / world challenge races.
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i was going to say i didn't recall seeing that car on tv.. nice to see them back in it though.

hopefully next season i'll be attending several races as my brother in law works for a company that does all the networking for all the AM. lemans / gt / world challenge races.
ORLY? your brother got any extra tickets? lol


I have to say I'm actually very excited to see this car run. I was a HUGE Jag fan in the trans AM days and Genlozi (sp?) is a great wheel man, and should have a great staff at RSR to campaign these cars.
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From what I could tell it did not run at the Petit Le Mans, however it did run a few laps before the race. I heard it may run at Laguna (doubt it), although Sebring next year is more likely.
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