DRIVER LINE-UP FOR LE MANS 24 HOURS
EAST LANSING, Michigan (May 26, 2010) - Ryan Dalziel, Marc Goossens and Paul Gentilozzi are the confirmed driver line-up for Jaguar RSR at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 2010 marks Jaguar's return to the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time in 15 years.
Racing a XKR run by Jaguar RSR in the GT2 class is Scottish-born Ryan Dalziel, who has never experienced the Le Mans track. "It has always been my dream to drive at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As a British driver, to be at the wheel of a Jaguar, being that it's such a prestigious British brand makes it even more special," commented the 28-year-old. He added, "It will be without doubt the highlight of my racing career to date and I know that the team will represent Jaguar and all its fans around the world with pride."
The vastly experienced sportscar driver Goossens is a Belgian native and returns to the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race after his last run there in 2008. He has nine starts under his belt at Le Mans. Goossens stated, "As a sportscar driver, the biggest challenge is the 24 Hours of Le Mans and we have been training for it by competing in the American Le Mans Series.
"Everyone at Jaguar RSR is working really hard and we have one goal; to put on the best show possible for all the Jaguar enthusiasts."
Doubling up as Jaguar RSR Principal Partner and driver, Paul Gentilozzi will make his third appearance at Le Mans in the GT2 class.
"It is great to return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it has been 15 years since my last race." said Gentilozzi. "I look forward to the chance to drive there again and for Jaguar. The track is like no other in the world. It is a challenge to every driver, but I welcome that and I know I have exceptionally talented team-mates. We will do the best we can out there in the #81 Jaguar RSR XKR GT2."
The 24 Hours of Le Mans begins at 15.00 h CET on Saturday 12th June. Follow the English-language broadcast on Radio Le Mans www.radiolemans.com. Live timing and scoring at www.lemans.org.
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