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Jaguar XF Wins Diesel Class at Nurburgring 24 Hours - Web Exclusive

The Jaguar XF 3.0 Diesel S won its class and finished as the leading diesel-powered vehicle in the race.

Greg Emmerson
May 23, 2012
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After all the dust has settled and the race winners have drunk the champagne, news is emerging from the Nürburgring 24-hour race about some of the less glamorous class. Among them was the Jaguar XF 3.0 Diesel S, which was run by private team Carvell Motorsport. It won its class and finished as the leading diesel-powered vehicle in the race.

The XF, driven by Nathan Freke, Colin White and Rob Carvell, completed 109 laps of the 14-mile track, which is fewer than the overall winners but represents a fast pace for the 300hp 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. As such, it finished 10 laps ahead of its nearest rival.

Jaguar had supported the Carvell Team by donating the use of its Nürburgring Test Centre for the build up to, and duration of, the race. Ian Carvell, Team Principal, commented: “We had very little running prior to the race, so our aim was to put in a solid performance and finish. To win our class and complete the race as the leading diesel is an incredible result for us – and testament to the strength and efficiency of the XF, which was quick and consistent over the 24hrs.”

By Greg Emmerson
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