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Jaguar hits the track at Petit Le Mans

The all-new RSR Jaguar XKR GT2 put on a show of its own with an official unveiling and running demonstration laps ahead of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

The car made its first on-track appearance on Friday morning completing three demonstration laps followed by the opportunity to go out for another lap in the afternoon. A final session was scheduled on Saturday morning to give the race day crowd one last look, but heavy rains lead to the run being cancelled.

"This weekend was all about the unveiling of the Jaguar XKR GT2 race car," said RSR team owner Paul Gentilozzi. "We came out here to do just that. We decided to take advantage of running some demonstration laps as a shakedown and to give the fans and all of our supporters the opportunity to see the car.

“We decided that we didn't want to rush into things and put ourselves at risk doing our first laps in a timed session. We have planned for private testing this week in preparation to race the car at Laguna Seca, the ALMS season finale en route to our full season effort in 2010.

"We are pleased with the performance of the Jaguar XKR. We didn't expect any surprises with the car, and we didn't have any. It went very smoothly."

The team will now continue working on the car ahead of its debut in the season finale at Laguna Seca next month.



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