MG is returning to international motorsport after teaming up with Team RLR, which runs an MG Lola EX265 sports prototype in the Le Mans Series of endurance races throughout Europe.
Next year the Bolton-based team hopes to take part in the Le Mans 24-hour.
Guy Jones, MG Motor UK sales and marketing director, said: “The MG brand is synonymous with motorsport and with the new MG6 GT and Magnette models now in the market place we need to raise the profile of the brand.
“Supporting team RLR with the MG Lola in the exciting, high profile, Le Mans endurance series is a perfect fit for the brand and the team.”
The next round of the 2011 Le Mans Series takes place at Silverstone on September 11 when the MG Lola will fight it out for six hours in the LMP2.