MAHWAH, N.J., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaguar and its JaguarRSR team are back on the track competing in the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in Florida on March 19, 2011. Serving as the opening round for the 2011 American Le Mans Series, the team led by Paul Gentilozzi will be campaigning two updated JaguarRSR XKR GT racers – plus a star-studded line-up of new drivers.
RSR has pulled together a world-class line-up of drivers. In the #99 car, Paul Gentilozzi is teaming-up open-wheel stars Bruno Junqueira, Cristiano Da Matta and Oriol Servia. In the #98 XKR GT, he has IMSA GT racer PJ Jones, together with karting ace Rocky Moran Jr. and 2009 Grand-Am Koni Challenge GS champion Kenny Wilden.
Each driver, holding extensive racing resumes, look forward to a competitive sophomore season for the Jaguar program building on the changes and developments that JaguarRSR has made to their program.
"With the addition of a second Jaguar XKR GT and six world class drivers to the team combined with the developments made in the off season, we look forward to a strong and exciting return to the track for 2011," says Gary Temple, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America.
The JaguarRSR XKR GT racers will not be the only Jaguars on track at Sebring. The field for the 59th Annual Twelve Hours of Sebring will be paced by a production based XKR, as Jaguar also serves as the Official Car of Sebring International Raceway.
JaguarRSR’s 2011 racing schedule includes:
Twelve Hours of Sebring (Sebring, FL)
Long Beach Grand Prix (Long Beach, CA)
Lime Rock (Lime Rock, CT)
Mid-Ohio (Lexington, OH)
Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI)
Baltimore Grand Prix (Baltimore, MD)
Laguna Seca (Monterey, CA)
Road Atlanta (Braselton, GA)
The race will be shown live and in its entirety on ESPN3.com and americanlemans.com starting at 10:15 a.m. EDT. ABC will provide coverage from 12:30 to 2 p.m. EDT on Sunday, March 20.
Information about Jaguar North America products is available to consumers via the Internet at www.jaguarusa.com.
SOURCE Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC