Jaguar Heritage Racing crowns successful debut season

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The Jaguar Heritage Racing team scored a season finale victory in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy night race on Friday, which kicked-off the world famous Goodwood Revival Racing weekend.

The victory marked an emphatic end to an incredible first season in racing for Jaguar Heritage Racing, who claimed the top step of the podium at Grand Prix De Monaco Historique and the Nürburgring Old Timer.

The 2012 Freddie March Memorial Trophy at Goodwood Revival was a challenging 90-minute, two-driver event – the first ever night race at this most historic of racing festivals and designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Goodwood Nine Hours race.

Sharing the Jaguar Heritage Racing ex-Fangio C-Type with historic racer John Young, Alex Buncombe pushed incredibly hard as the sun set over the beautiful Goodwood Racing Circuit to take the lead, and set the fastest lap on the way to a memorable victory over a formidable line-up of Aston Martin, Ferrari and Maserati competitors.

Speaking shortly after the win, Alex Buncombe said: “Winning the first Goodwood Revival night race is a fantastic achievement for us. In a season where I am also competing in the FIA GT3 Blancpain Endurance Series, it has been a privilege to be part of a winning team that has seen Jaguar beat its premium brand rivals on the most famous race tracks in the world.”

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director Jaguar Cars summarised the season: “Winning the Freddie March Memorial Trophy crowned a successful first season for Jaguar Heritage Racing.  It has been an evocative sight to see factory supported C- and D-Types back on the racetrack.  These cars embody the seductive performance that is at the heart of the Jaguar brand.  They form our design and technology bloodline, which runs through every new Jaguar car and will be clear in the DNA of the new F-TYPE, which will be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.”

Jaguar Heritage Racing was launched at the Royal Automobile Club in London in March 2012.  Jaguar has one of the most successful racing heritages of any car brand and the Heritage Racing programme set out to put “works” supported Jaguar C- and D-Types back on iconic circuits for the first time since the mid-1950’s.

The 2012 Jaguar Heritage Racing programme has been broadcast around the world by global media partner, CNN.  CNN will be releasing a film of Jaguar Heritage Racing’s exploits at Goodwood Revival on Monday 1 October. To discover more about JHR and to view the films from the Mille Miglia and the Nürburgring AVD Oldtimer Grand Prix please go to Jaguar Heritage Racing

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