Essential Viewing" Autosport
After an absence of almost three decades, Jaguar returned to top flight sportscar racing in 1985. This is the action-packed story of how the legendary British marque roared back to victory.
Archive race footage traces the full story of how Tom Walkinshaw Racing took Jaguar to the top, claiming World Championship success and securing Jaguar's first victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours for 31 years.
This film features highlights from the road to victory, from the debut of the XJR-6 at Canada's Mosport in August 1985 through to the 1988 Le Mans triumph of the XJR-9LM. You'll see the Tony Southgate-designed Jaguars in action at iconic circuits like Spa, Silverstone, Monza, Fuji and, of course, the Circuit de la Sarthe, from 1985, '86, '87 and '88.
There's fabulous race highlights, including in-car footage, featuring Jaguar racing greats including Derek Warwick, Eddie Cheever, Martin Brundle, Jan Lammers, Raul Boesel, John Watson, Johnny Dumfries, Andy Wallace, Jean-Louis Schlesser and more. There's interviews with many of these stars, plus contributions from Tom Walkinshaw and Jaguar chairman Sir John Egan.
"Roaring to Victory - The Jaguar Story 1985 to 1988 charts the Big Cat's growth during the halcyon days of mid-80s Group C sportscar racing. Plenty of archive footage, on-board lappery and interviews with key players make this film essential viewing for Jaguar enthusiasts and endurance racing fans" Autosport
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