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Little Classics News: 26 April 2015

Jaguar Heritage Challenge Ready for Start

Jaguar Heritage Racing Series

The inaugural race of the Jaguar Heritage Challenge 2015 is set to begin at the Donington Historic Festival over the May bank holiday weekend. The first race of the Jaguar Heritage Challenge – run with the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) – will feature a full field of 34 classic Jaguars including a 1957 MK I saloon driven by 1988 Le Mans winner, Andy Wallace.

The series is open to all Jaguars manufactured before 1966 including the XK-series, C and D-types, MK I and MK II saloons and E-type.

Jaguar Heritage XK120

John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations said: “We are extremely excited to welcome the drivers and fans of classic Jaguars to the very first race of the Heritage Challenge.

“Jaguar already has a long established tradition in appearing at the world’s foremost classic car celebrations including the Mille Miglia and Goodwood Revival and the Heritage Challenge is another exciting way in which the brand is celebrating its rich racing legacy.”

Jagiar MK2

Graham White, CEO of the HSCC, said: “There is a tremendous affinity amongst the British public for classic Jaguars and the Jaguar Heritage Challenge is a fantastic addition to our 2015 racing calendar.”

The single-marque series will feature at five of the most high-profile historic festivals both in the UK and at the Nurburgring in Germany over the summer and the competitive series will see drivers competing in five different classes.

Jaguar MK1

The dates for the Jaguar Heritage Race Series are as follows:

  • 2nd– 4th May: Donington Historic Festival
  • 16th– 17th May: Silverstone International (GP Circuit)
  • 11th– 12thJuly: Brands Hatch Super Prix (GP Circuit)
  • 7th– 9th August: Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix
  • 29th– 31st August: Oulton Park Gold Cup

Classic Jaguars

Entrants and drivers can visit a dedicated web page for the new series at: www.hscc.org.uk/jaguar



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