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2010 News

JaguarRSR STATEMENT OF EARLY RETIREMENT IN PETIT LE MANS

 It was a proud moment when two JaguarRSR XKR GT2s took the green flag in today's Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda2. It became a disappointment when both cars had to retire prematurely due to cooling related issues.
 
Exactly one year ago the JaguarRSR team ran exhibition laps to debut the Jaguar XKR GT2. To have the second car debut here was also a special moment. With Butch Leitzinger behind the wheel, the #33 JaguarRSR XKR GT2 took the start 15th in the GT2 class grid. He was on good race pace and reported that the car was handling really well as he advanced in class.  A cooling system leak struck on Lap 16 doing terminal damage to the 33 cars hopes from overheating. 

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Video: Petit Le Mans Qualfiying Report

JaguarRSR READY FOR PETIT LE MANS DOUBLE ASSAULT

 It has been an eventful week for the JaguarRSR team at Road Atlanta in preparation to run two JaguarRSR XKR GT2s for Saturday's Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda2, the season finale of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

There has been ample on-track time and both XKR racers have had reasonable on-track showings. Ryan Dalziel, Paul Gentilozzi and Marc Goossens have had their time behind the wheel of the #75 car, and new JaguarRSR drivers Tomy Drissi, Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace have also had time to get acclimated with the new #33 Jaguar. All are ready, and more than excited for raceday.

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Forest And Dalziel Finish Fifth In Final 2010 Race!

 Starworks Motorsport drivers Mike Forest and Ryan Dalziel finished 5th in the final race of the 2010 Rolex Series season at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. This new top five for the Fort Lauderdale, Florida team is the seventh top five result of the season in only 11 races for the #8 Corsa Car Care BMW Riley Daytona Prototype co-driven by Mike Forest and Ryan Dalziel.

During Friday’s practice Ryan Dalziel was one of the fastest cars amongst all Daytona Prototypes entered in the final race in Utah. Mike Forest qualified in 12th place on Friday afternoon. After a good start, the Canadian ran a trouble free first stint and handed the car to Ryan Dalziel. Ryan Dalziel took the wheel of the #8 Corsa Car Care machine and fought all race to try to put himself in contention to finish on the podium. Dalziel battled over an hour with the 4th place car of Wilkins but was not able to pass him and had to settle for 5th.

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Bad Luck Struck Starworks Drivers In Canada!

After 8 laps in the Montreal 200, bad luck struck for the #8 Corsa Car Care Starworks Motorsport race car driven at the time by Canadian, Mike Forest. A ring and pinion failure stopped the potential winning effort of Forest and Dalziel and was costly for Ryan in the driver championship, who lost four positions. Since he too did not score points, Mike Forest is now 11th in the point standings. Following an ultra competitive showing in practice on Friday where Dalziel was one of the fastest drivers in all sessions and the fastest in the third session, the Starworks duo had extreme hopes for the race and the elusive first win for Starworks Motorsport was a true possibility.

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A PROMISING WEEKEND FOR JaguarRSR AT ROAD AMERICA

 Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (August 22, 2010) - It was a busy weekend for the JaguarRSR team at Road America for Round 7 of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The drivers, engineers, crew worked hard to make more gains in the JaguarRSR XKR GT, but unfortunately did not have the chance to see the end result on-track.

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LAP AROUND ROAD AMERICA by Ryan Dalziel

Road America MapDriving up the start/finish straight at Road America for the first time is daunting, to say the least. It is such a steep incline over the start/finish line that you are looking at gorgeous Wisconsin skies, before the nose of the car comes down and you have the long flat straight towards Turn 1.

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JaguarRSR ON A COMPETITIVE PATH FOR ROAD AMERICA

EAST LANSING, Michigan (August 18, 2010) - With two solid consecutive top-ten runs in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the JaguarRSR team heads to Road America. Road America is a track that has that has been successful for Principal Partner Paul Gentilozzi and his former squads in Trans-Am and Champ Car. With reliability constant, the #75 JaguarRSR XKR GT will focus on how to reduce lap times and improve race performance.

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STARWORKS MOTORSPORT BACK AT WATKINS GLEN!

Starworks Motorsport's drivers just spent three weeks thinking that this coming Saturday's Crown Royal 200 at The Glen, tenth round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, might be the race where they score their biggest success ever. For this short course race at Watkins Glen International Raceway, the #7 Flex-Box Dinan-BMW Riley will be driven by Bill Lester and James Davison and the #8 Corsa Car Care Dinan-BMW Riley DP by Ryan Dalziel and Mike Forest.

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JaguarRSR EARNS FIRST TOP TEN FINISH AND POINTS AT LIME ROCK

LAKEVILLE, Connecticut (July 24, 2010) - It may have not been the overall victory, but for JaguarRSR this weekend at Lime Rock Park for Round 5 of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron, it was a moral victory to earn its first top-ten finish with the #75 JaguarRSR XKR GT. 

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JaguarRSR GEARED UP FOR NEXT CHALLENGE: LIME ROCK PARK

EAST LANSING, Michigan (July 21, 2010) - The RSR team and Ryan Dalziel both possess podium results at Lime Rock Park this year; this weekend JaguarRSR will try for success with the XKR GT when they take the green flag for Round 5 of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

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Another Top Five for Starworks Motorsport!

Starworks Motorsport’s Ryan Dalziel and Mike Forest scored another top five finish last Sunday in the NJMP 250 in New Jersey. Ryan Dalziel and Mike Forest started their first race together with the #8 Corsa Car Care Starworks Dinan-BMW Riley at Homestead, Florida last March and yesterday they celebrated their fifth top five finish of the season in only eight starts together. The two Starworks drivers have always finished in the top seven except on one occasion this season. This is a statement of exceptional reliability and ultimate performance from the Starworks Motorsport #8 team which is made up of two excellent drivers and a great crew and that has now became one of the top teams in the series.

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JaguarRSR RECOVERS FROM FIRST LAP MISHAP TO TAKE THE CHECKERED IN UTAH

 TOOELE, Utah (July 11, 2010) - After starting 11th on the GT grid for today's Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the JaguarRSR team recuperates from a first lap incident to take the #75 JaguarRSR XKR GT to the finish line.

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JaguarRSR BACK ON TRACK IN UTAH

 EAST LANSING, Michigan (July 8, 2010) - The JaguarRSR team returns to American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón competition after a six week break since the last event in Monterrey, California. After working out issues that occurred during the team's last run at Le Mans, the return to competition is anticipated by both team and drivers as they gear up for Round 4 at Miller Motorsports Park, July 9-11.

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Will The 100th DP Race Be Synonymous With 1st Win for Starworks?

 The July 3rd running of the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway will be the 100th race for the Daytona Prototypes, the premier class of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. The class debuted at the 2003 Rolex 24 At Daytona, when six DPs from four manufacturers led the field to the green flag for America's premier endurance race. The DP concept was announced on the eve of the 2002 Rolex 24. The concept called for an affordable class using stable rules and a platform that is designed for close and safe competition. The revolutionary machines have redefined prototype sports car racing, applying sensible rules - underscored by a firm commitment to a level playing field. To date, 79 DPs have been built.

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Starworks Motorsport Mid-Ohio Race Review

Last Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Rolex Series event saw the two Starworks Motorsport show great pace and unfortunate racing incidents that led the #7 car to finish 11th and the #8 car to finish 13th. The team left Mid-Ohio disappointed with the finishes after showing incredible potential from both car. Despite the finishes, the team accrued additional racing experience and confidence that they are getting closer to their first victory. Starworks Motorsport had both of its cars take turns in the lead. Mike Forest led eight laps in the #8 Corsa Car Care entry, while Nelson Philippe paced 18 laps midway through the race in the #7 Flex-Box BMW/Riley started by Bill Lester and Ryan Dalziel turned the fastest race lap of the event by .3 seconds!

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Objective Redemption For Dalziel & Forest At Mid-Ohio!

The Mid-Ohio EMCO Gears Classic is the 7th round of the 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series season. Following a disappointing race for both Starworks Motorsport Dinan-BMW Riley DP entries, Starworks Motorsport drivers, team owner, engineers and crew are all looking for a great racing weekend in Ohio.

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JaguarRSR LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE

 Le Mans, France (June 12, 2010) - Le Mans marked Jaguar's return to motorsport. This was the much anticipated fourth race for the RSR team. We would like to thank the ACO and have been delighted with the support we have had from the public and the media.

During this week's development period we faced constant engine management issues that unfortunately we were unable to resolve satisfactorily which forced us to retire from the race in the early stages.

We look forward to the remainder of the ALMS season and the next race in Salt Lake City.

JaguarRSR XKR GT2 SECURES GRID POSITION FOR THE 78TH RUNNING OF THE LE MANS 24 HOURS

 Le Mans, France (June 11, 2010) - The second and third qualifying sessions for the Le Mans 24 Hours saw the JaguarRSR team make valuable improvements from Wednesday. Ryan Dalziel, Paul Gentilozzi and Marc Goossens had adequate time behind the wheel and gains were made in time. Le Mans rookie Dalziel recorded the #81 JaguarRSR XKR GT2's fastest lap of 4:12.431 minutes, putting it 15thin class. 

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JaguarRSR's FIRST TAKE FROM LE MANS

 Le Mans, France (June 9, 2010) - JaguarRSR had its first chance to run at Le Mans today fighting issues from the start, but ended the evening late with the #81 JaguarRSR XKR GT2 getting more situated for what the team hopes a strong performance tomorrow.

As the car was pulled out of the #9 garage and into its pit box this evening for the free practice session, JaguarRSR Principal Partner and co-drive Paul Gentilozzi was behind the wheel ready to turn the first laps in the XKR racer. But a clutch problem changed the plan and put the car back into the garage for investigation. Once that was sorted out, it was Scottish driver Ryan Dalziel who got into the cockpit and logged the first laps at Le Mans in Jaguar's return.

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Video; Lime Rock Park Race Report

Ryan Dalziel Set for Le Mans ‘Big Cat’ Experience

le_mans_preview.jpgOrland, Florida (May 27, 2010) – Scotland’s Ryan Dalziel is still reveling in yesterday’s announcement that for the first time in his burgeoning sports car career, he’ll be unleashed on the famed ‘La Sarthe’ circuit in France to take part in the ‘Le Mans 24 Hours’, 12th-13th June 2010.

Dalziel will share the #81 JaguarRSR XKR GT2 entry with Team Principal Paul Gentilozzi (US) and Marc Goosens (BEL) as the trio take the illustrious Jaguar brand, with seven outright victories in the French classic, back to Le Mans for the first time in 15 years.

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JaguarRSR confirms 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 JaguarRSR 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 JaguarRSR 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."

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JaguarRSR XKR GT GOES THE DISTANCE AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA

 Another milestone for the JaguarRSR XKR GT as it completed its first endurance run at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey Presented by Patron race.

Taking the green flag on Saturday afternoon with Marc Goossens behind the wheel, the #75 JaguarRSR XKR GT ran reasonable times and made gains in track position. On Lap 54, two hours into of the race, Goossens came in after making his way to the ninth spot in the GT class to end his first stint. With a quick driver change, efficient pit work by the JaguarRSR crew, things were looking good to continue a solid top-ten run.

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INCREASED TIMES FOR JaguarRSR AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA; TEAM QUALIFIES 11TH

Laguna QualifyingMONTEREY, California (May 21, 2010) - The JaguarRSR XKR GT has increased its top speed and decreased lap times at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca since its first appearance last fall. From the time that the car rolled out of the JaguarRSR truck for the test session last night up to today's qualifying session for the American Le Mans Series Monterey Present by Patron race, it has improved four seconds from its first showing and hopes to improve even more for tomorrow's main event.

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LAP AROUND MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA by Ryan Dalziel

 Starting your lap - Your first time climbing up the steep start finish straight, cresting the top of the hill and pulling top gear is awesome. The car gets light and the track on the other side is completely blind till you land on the downside of the hill. You have to use the pedestrian bridge across the track at the top as a reference for where to position the car cresting the hill, something that is very important as we drive around the rest of Laguna Seca Raceway.

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JaguarRSR ON THE PROWL FOR ENDURANCE FIGHT AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA

 The JaguarRSR race team returns to California this week for Round Three of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It was seven months ago that the JaguarRSR XKR GT took its first green flag on this very same track with Marc Goossens and Paul Gentilozzi behind the wheel. Ryan Dalziel joins the driver line-up in 2010 as the event duration has increased to a six-hour endurance run.

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JaguarRSR TAKES FIRST CHECKERED FLAG; FINISHES 11TH IN CLASS AT LONG BEACH

 LONG BEACH, California (April 17, 2010) - One step at time, each moment getting closer to the goal - that was the mindset for the JaguarRSR team in Long Beach as they took their first checkered flag with the #75 Jaguar XKR GT in Round 2 of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.

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JaguarRSR CONTINUES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH XKR GT IN LONG BEACH

 LONG BEACH, California (April 16, 2010) - JaguarRSR is off to a good start in Long Beach preparing for tomorrow's second race of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón season, the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.

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Video: Porsche 250 Race Report

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WTH RYAN DALZIEL BEFORE BARBER

 One week before the third round of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona Champ, Ryan Dalziel, co-driver of the #8 Starworks Motorsport Dinan-BMW Riley, currently ranked third in the Grand-Am Rolex Series driver point standings, gives us his impressions of the upcoming race at Barber, his past Rolex 24 win confidence bonus and his past week's experience at the Sebring 12 Hours with Jaguar RSR.
 
In retrospect, two months after your Rolex 24 win, what do you think this victory brought you in term of experience and how you will approach your next race?

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JaguarRSR TAKES GREEN FLAG IN SEBRING, COOLING ISSUE ENDS RACE EARLY

 SEBRING, Florida (March 20, 2010) – After all the hard work, all the long hours, the JaguarRSR team took the green flag to kick off the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron season today in Sebring, Florida.

It was a good feeling for the JaguarRSR team on the 58th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida grid this morning. The crew stood proudly by the beautiful #75 JaguarRSR XKR GT as the race-day crowds flooded through the open grid taking photos and getting up close to see the anticipated new addition to the series/Sebring event. If looks could kill, that would be an understatement. Ready to start the fight, Paul Gentilozzi was buckled into the driver’s seat and took the green flag this morning at 10:30 a.m. ET. The car made a successful start and things were progressing well in the opening laps before a cooling issue occurred about 15 minutes into the race.

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JaguarRSR OVERCOMING OBSTACLES FOR A SUCCESSFUL QUALIFYING RUN IN SEBRING

 SEBRING, Florida (March 19, 2010) – After a week of preparing for the season opener of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron season, the JaguarRSR team had a successful qualifying run this afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s 58th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida.

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Sebring Qualifying Report Video

JaguarRSR'S Cat Ready to Attack in Sebring ALMS Opener

Team ready to put up a fight in a tough 2010 GT battle in the American Le Mans Series

22.jpgEAST LANSING, MI (March 15, 2010) - The JaguarRSR race team is set to make its Sebring debut with the JaguarRSR XKR GT this weekend in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron season opener, the 58th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh From Florida.

Facing tough competition from factory backed BMW, Corvette, Ferrari and Porsche teams, JaguarRSR enters its first full-season effort in the ALMS. JaguarRSR has reserved number 75 in honor of Jaguar's 75th anniversary of the Jaguar name and 75 years looking forward, designing and building cars that represent the very best of technical innovation, design leadership and sporting success.

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Ryan Dalziel Joins The Driver Line Up At JaguarRSR For 2010 ALMS Season

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EAST LANSING, Michigan (February 19, 2010) – The pieces to the puzzle keep coming together for the JaguarRSR race program as the team announces today that Ryan Dalziel has been signed to the driver line up for competition in the 2010 American Le Mans Series.

"I am so excited to be part of such an amazing brand like Jaguar. Coming from the United Kingdom I naturally grew up following Jaguar’s racing heritage and admiring their cars. Its like a dream come true that my first opportunity to drive for a manufacturer is for Jaguar Cars."

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Scotland’s Ryan Dalziel Wins ‘Rolex 24 at Daytona’

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Daytona Beach, Florida (January 31, 2010) – Scotland’s Ryan Dalziel, together with his team-mates in the #9 Action Express Racing Porsche-Riley Daytona Prototype, triumphed Sunday (31st January) in the prestigious ‘Rolex 24 at Daytona’, America’s premier 24 hour-long endurance race.  
 
The 48th running of the event was again hosted at the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida while celebrating the opening round of the 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16. 

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Rolex 24 Videos

Dalziel and Starworks Launch race4haiti.com

raceforhaiti.pngOrlando, Florida (January 27, 2010) – As Starworks Motorsport makes its debut competing in the ‘Rolex 24 at Daytona’ this weekend, Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st January, the team, along with Scotland’s Ryan Dalziel, will actively be encouraging race fans to donate to Dunamis Medical Missions in the wake of the Haiti earthquake.

Peter Baron, Starworks Motorsport Team Principal, has created the website – www.race4haiti.com, where online donations can be made with all funds raised going directly to Dunamis Medical Missions – a group of American doctors and nurses already active in Haiti before the devastating earthquakes but now with an even greater need to bring medical supplies and help to the region.

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Ryan Dalziel 2010 Preview Q&A

AER1_001.JPGOrlando, Florida (January 20, 2010) – Scotland’s Ryan Dalziel can put the frustrations of an incomplete 2009 racing schedule firmly behind him having been confirmed for a full-season competing in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series in 2010.

Dalziel (27) will start the season later this month driving in the ‘Rolex 24 at Daytona’ for Action Express Racing.  He’ll be teamed behind the wheel of the #9 Riley-Porsche Daytona Prototype with Terry Borcheller, Joao Barbosa and Mike Rockenfeller for the endurance classic.  Post Daytona, the Orlando-based racer will join the all-new Starworks Motorsport outfit to complete the season sharing the #8 Riley-BMW Daytona Prototype with Mike Forest. 

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