Jaguar denies any Le Mans return for 'foreseeable future'
Seven-times Le Mans winner Jaguar has rejected any ideas of a return to motorsports and in particular the 24 Hours in spite of recent reports, claiming it is not a 'priority'.
Following a story in a UK magazine, which a spokesman for Jaguar said was 'purely speculative', there had been hopes the marque would be making a comeback to the sportscar scene.
However, speaking exclusively to Autoblog, the spokesman confirmed there would be no additional motorsport involvement from Jaguar or its parent company, Tata, outside of its GT racing in the United States.
"I'm afraid, contrary to recent reports deriving from a story in Autosport, Jaguar has no plans to return to Le Mans for the foreseeable future," the spokesman confirmed.
"The story was purely speculative and not based on any plans within the company."
Asked whether or not there had been any discussions within Jaguar or Tata on the subject, the spokesman said: "I'm not aware of any discussion at board level on any potential motorsport programme beyond the RSR team in America.
"With the ongoing C-X75 project as well as the recently introduced 12MY range, our teams are currently focussed on road cars rather than racing. They have plenty to keep them busy.
"Obviously this does not rule out motorsport in the long-term but it is not a priority for the brand at the moment."