Indianapolis (Jan. 23rd, 2001) British driver Jonny Kane was pleased to confirm that he has signed a deal with MG to race at Le Mans in their new MG Lola.
Kane has been racing in America for the last two seasons with Team KOOL Green in their Indy Lights project. During this time Jonny won Team KOOL Green's first ever race in their Indy Lights racing history and also took the crown of Rookie of the Year in 1999.
Jonny is very excited about this new stage in his career and is looking forward to driving the MG Lola with the new AER two-litre turbo charged MG Rover engine. He is confident that he will be able to keep up his winning streak with the new MG team and help to develop a race-winning car.
Kane has an impressive history of seven championship titles, including British Formula Three Champion and the honour of being B.R.D.C. McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year. He hopes that his partnership with MG will flourish and lead to new and exciting opportunities.
"I am very excited about this season. It has always been one of my ambitions to race at Le Mans and to make my first appearance at such a historic event representing MG is fantastic. There will be a lot to learn including racing at night, but I love new challenges. I think the driver line up and the weight of a British manufacturer such as MG will be an impressive combination and should produce great results. I can't wait to get started on the testing programme."