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Jacques Laffite Joins Morgan For Spa 24 Hour Race

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Text: / Photos: | posted July 13, 2003 09:00

French Formula One legend Jacques Laffite will take the wheel of Morgan's Aero 8 GT car for the Spa 24 Hour race in Belgium over the last weekend of July.

One of the biggest names on the international motor racing stage in the 1980s, Laffite recorded 6 wins and 10 second places during a total of 176 Grand Prix appearances. He joins GT and ASCAR star Neil Cunningham and Formula 3 ace Paula Cook in the Aero 8 GT car for one of the most exciting races of the international GT season.

Each driver adds a different flavour to the Morgan's already extraordinary popularity, and the combination is sure to attract a huge amount of attention from motorsport fans worldwide. With drivers from France, New Zealand and Great Britain, the team's international credentials reflect the global nature of the famous marque's appeal.

Commenting, Charles Morgan, Managing Director of the Morgan Motor Company said:

"We are really honoured to have Jacques Laffite behind the wheel of a Morgan. This is a really exciting development for us, and I'm sure for all Morgan supporters worldwide. It is certainly the strongest and most intriguing driver line up we have ever seen in the Aero 8, and the car is looking in fantastic shape. Anything can happen in a 24 hour race, but I know that all the drivers and the whole team will give it their very best."