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Jaguar XJR 15 race – 1991 – Monaco

Submitted by on October 10, 2014

Jaguar XJR 15 A field of 1/2 million pound Jags, Murray Walker commentating and drivers with names like Warwick, Brabham, Needell, Euser and Wolleck. This was the 1991 Monaco Grand Prix Jaguar XJR 15 race.

…and what a spectacle it was! 16 wealthy privateers lending £8m worth of Jaguars to professional drivers so that they could battle it out for glory in the Jaguar Intercontinental Challenge. Adding a little extra flair to the mix was the fact that Jaguar XJR 15 owner and music producer Matt Aitken had decided to pilot his machine himself.

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The three-race championship ran as a Formula 1 support series, with a million dollars up for grabs in an all-out, winner-takes-all type arrangement. As you can imagine, the racing was fierce!

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Of course the Monaco round turned out to be an absolute highlight of the series. This piece of footage featuring Murray Walker commentating is absolute racing gold.

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