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Following a challenging weekend, JD Classics was thrilled to walk away with a win for the final race of the E-Type Challenge.

Considered as the North West’s premier historic race meeting, the Oulton Park Gold Cup took place on Sunday 26 – Monday 27 August. Leading classic car specialist JD Classics entered its stunning 1962 Lightweight E-Type Roadster (1196 WK) through its role as the official works team of Jaguar Heritage Racing.

Paired with racing driver Alex Buncombe, 1196 WK has proven immensely competitive among the E-Type Challenge field and it qualified on pole for the first race of the weekend.

Alex made a fantastic start, but while leading the gearbox failed. Despite it being a major component, JD Classics’ extensive spares backup resulted in change in time for the start of race two.

With grid positions for race two determined from the previous race, Alex started from the back, but miraculously by the end of lap one had climbed to second place. Alex then fought for the lead and built up a healthy advantage over the second place driver, winning overall.

The team were elated with the result having taking victory in seven out of eight E-Type Challenge races entered this season. Overall winners will be announced on Friday 2 November 2012 at the E-Type Challenge Awards Dinner.

JD Classics is now looking ahead to its next event at the Goodwood Revival on 14-16 September 2012.

Derek Hood, Managing Director, JD Classics commented:  “It has been an action packed weekend, but we were delighted with first place in race two. Special congratulations must go to the works team for providing first-rate support, and to Alex for winning race two after starting last on the grid.”

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