Jaguar, the Official Vehicle Supplier of the England Cricket Team, organised the event which occured at the Jaguar testing track in Gaydon, West Midlands. The challenges included slalom, breaking at speed and timed manoeuvres testing the player's hand-eye co-ordination, spatial awareness and peripheral vision.
England Test cricketers Andrew Strauss, Jonathan Trott, Steve Finn and Eoin Morgan got behind the wheel of a Jaguar XK to compete head to head in a series of automotive challenges which were designed to test their skills as professional sportsman.
Jaguar, the Official Vehicle Supplier of the England Cricket Team, organised the event which occurred at the Jaguar testing track in Gaydon, West Midlands. The challenges included slalom, breaking at speed and timed manoeuvres testing the player's hand-eye co-ordination, spatial awareness and peripheral vision.
The players were awarded points for each task by a team of professional drivers. At the end of the day, the driver with the lowest score was presented with Jaguar 'L' plates for the journey home.
England Test Captain, Andrew Strauss said: "Today's been great fun and it's good for the guys to take time out and feel relaxed ahead of the India Test. It's been a long time since I took my driving test and it definitely wasn't in a Jaguar XK! It's an amazing car to drive, it looks great and handles really well, just a shame our driving skills couldn't match the performance of the car.
"There was clearly some pride at stake; it got more competitive as the day went on. Having seen Steve Finn in action, there was no question that he fully deserved to drive home with the 'L' plates."
Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK said: "It was an entertaining afternoon watching Andrew, Jonathan, Steve and Eoin in a test of a different kind. Performance is at the heart of the Jaguar brand and today's challenges allowed the cricketers to experience it firsthand in the Jaguar XK range.
"Our partnership, which is part of the Jaguar Academy of Sport, is now in its second year; we're proud to support the England Cricket Team and would like to wish them all the best for the forthcoming Test series against India."Published 13 July 2011