Andy Wallace will join the JaguarRSR team's two-car effort for Petit Le Mans, the final round of the American Le Mans Series, on Oct. 2. The British sports car ace is no stranger to Jaguars, having assisted the marque to its memorable victory in the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours and the 1990 Daytona 24 Hours.
"For me to get back behind the wheel of a Jaguar racer, and drive for the brand again after all these years, is really going to be special," said Wallace. "The Petit Le Mans is always a tough race, especially with almost 50 cars in the field and all the different classes mixed together. It is a race that I have always enjoyed; Road Atlanta is one of my favorite tracks.
"I have been following the JaguarRSR team all year, and to take the might of the Porsche, Ferrari, and the rest of the fierce GT2 competition is not an easy task. And yet, race by race the JaguarRSR XKR GT2 is getting better and better, so I am really thrilled to be a part of this program and hope I can contribute to a good result."
Wallace is scheduled to reunite with past teammate Butch Leitzinger and Tomy Drissi behind the wheel of the No. 33 XKR. Paul Gentilozzi, Marc Goossens, and Ryan Dalziel will drive the team's No. 75 entry.
"We are very excited to welcome Andy to the team," commented Gentilozzi, JaguarRSR's principal partner. "He is a world-class driver, and has a wealth of knowledge not only in sports cars, but also the Jaguar brand. As we focus on a good run in the Petit Le Mans for both cars, we also look at this as the start of our attack for 2011. Having such a talented, well-rounded driver lineup is only going to help us get the Jaguar where it belongs – at the top of its class."