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MG Returns To Motorsports - Web Exclusive

MG is looking to the Le Mans 24-hour race as part of its ambitious return to international motorsport.

Greg Emmerson
Aug 2, 2011

MG Motor UK has teamed up with Team RLR, which currently runs an MG Lola EX265 sports prototype in the European Le Mans endurance series.

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Next year, the British-based team hopes to take part in the Le Mans 24-hour race itself, and will use the remainder of the 2011 season to gain valuable experience. The next round of the 2011 Le Mans Series takes place at Silverstone on September 11, when the MG Lola will fight for six hours in the LMP2 class against some of the top teams in Britain. The car will carry the famous octagonal MG logo.

News of MG’s return to international racing was recently when Team RLR and the MG Lola visited MG Motor UK’s factory at MG Birmingham. The MG Lola sat alongside the recently launched MG6 Magnette sedan and MG6 GT fastback when details of the motorsport deal was announced. The MG Lola EX265 was part of a squad of endurance racing cars which were successful between 2003 and 2008; including two class wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 2005 and 2006.

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