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Emil Frey to Run Jaguar at 24H Spa, Barcelona

Emil Frey to complete Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup season with Jaguar…

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Emil Frey Racing has confirmed it will enter its sole Jaguar G3 in the remainder of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, including the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

The car, entered in the Silver Cup for Adrian Zaugg, Alex Fontana and Mikael Grenier, was initially slated to enter selected rounds of both the Endurance and Sprint Cups during the first half of the season.

This weekend’s Misano Sprint Cup event was set to be its final outing but the Swiss team, buoyed by success in the opening three Endurance races, has decided to run Spa and the three-hour finale at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Emil Frey picked up the Silver Cup win at Monza before scoring a class podium at Paul Ricard, putting the drivers third in the standings.

“We are very pleased to announce to all Jaguar fans, that we are driving two more races after Misano,” said Team Principal Lorenz Frey.

“Our team experienced many highs and lows in past years. This year, we have been consistently proofing the GT3 Jaguar’s performance. Of course, the Jaguar project with the custom-developed GT3 is close to our hearts.

“We are excited to hopefully show some further good races. The potential of the GT3 Jaguar was visible during winter testing and the following successes and good performances confirmed that.

“Therefore, we as a team have taken to the decision to also race at Spa and Barcelona. Especially the 24-hours of Spa will be a great challenge.

“Furthermore, we have good chances of ending the season in the Top-3 of the Silver Cup and this would be a nice farewell to the GT3 Jaguar.”

The car is expected to be retired at the end of the season with the team focusing 100 percent on its factory-supported Lexus RC F GT3 entries. 

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. A Sleeper From Pittsburg

    June 19, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Why retire this beast that soon? It has been around for only 4 years now.

    • Binky

      June 19, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      The race car is still competitive thanks to BoP, but the XK road car has been dead since 2014. (Yikes)

      It also makes sense for the team to focus on Lexus, who are paying them to run the RCF.

    • Sean Zhou

      June 21, 2018 at 1:42 am

      Because its homologation expires at the end of this season.

  2. Mike

    June 19, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Really hope Emil Frey continues with the Jaguar project. The XK is out of homologation soon so fingers crossed for an F type. In the world of factory backed teams it’s great to see a privately developed car being competitive.

    • Marcus

      June 20, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      I agree. Once their Jag leaves it will only have Callaway as the last boutique GT3 brand which is a shame. GT3 literally started with boutique/tuners and to have only 1 left is sad…

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