MG Rover announces CART engine

AT a CART press conference in Long Beach, California, MG Rover has announced that it will be supplying engines to the CART series starting in 2003.

The engines will be built by John Judd's Engine Developements Ltd. company, and will be branded 'MG XPower', and will be based on the V8 and V10 engines that Judd has previously developed.

Rod Oldaker, Managing Director of MG Sport said, "I am delighted to be involved with the USA's premier motor racing series, and our association with the highly successful Engine Developments Ltd will enable the MG brand to once again be brought in front of the thousands of fans following the CART series. This complements our European Motorsport activities and will allow MG XPower to become truly global."

CART President, Chris Pook, said, "The incredible commitment that MG Rover has made to CART is one of the single most positive developments I have seen since I joined the organization fewer than four months ago."

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