MG Motorsport Targeting Le Mans

August 4, 2011 at 9:22 am

As one of the oldest British brands, MG has always been involved in motorsport. Well, until they went bust! Now though that they are back on their feet with Chinese money, they are ready to make a big comeback.

MG Motor UK has teamed up with Team RLR, which runs an MG Lola EX265 sports prototype in the Le Mans Series of endurance races throughout Europe. Next year the Bolton-based team hopes to take part in the Le Mans 24-hour race and will use this season to gain valuable racing experience. The next round of the 2011 Le Mans Series takes place at Silverstone on September 11 when the MG Lola, carrying the famous MG octagon logo.

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This year they are going to gain as much experience as they can in endurance series, in order to enter 24 hours of Le Mans in 2012.

The MG Lola sat alongside the recently launched MG6 Magnette sports saloon and the MG6 GT fastback as details of the motorsport deal was announced.

NickReynolds, Team RLR team principal, said: We have one of the best prepared teams in the Le Mans Series, and the support from MG will ensure that we can be even more competitive both on and off the track throughout the 2011 Le Mans Series season and beyond.