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Motorsport

Bentley has announced its 2016 Motorsport season calendar - racing across the globe in our largest race programme yet. Bentley Motorsport will contest more than 90 top-level GT races around the world in 2016, as both its works and customer team programmes expand.  Discover more about our 2016 programmes including our works team, Team M-Sport who will again contest the Blancpain Endurance Series, Bentley Team Absolute Racing in America and Asia and Bentley Team ABT in the ADAC sprint series in Europe. 

Motorsport Hospitality is available for our 2016 race programme - to learn more about how you can become part of this exciting Bentley experience click here. 

 

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GT3 SPECIFICATION

There’s no room for luxury on the racetrack
Powered by a 4.0 litre V8 engine, the GT3 takes the essence of the iconic Continental GT and pushes it to the limit. More than 1000 kg of weight has been eliminated, by removing the equipment and parts that make the road-going Continental such a luxurious grand tourer. Double glazing, veneer and leather trim, over fifty ECUs and extensive electrical systems – all have gone in the relentless pursuit of speed.

Built for speed
In tandem with Bentley’s technical partner, M-Sport Ltd, the Bentley GT3 team have made numerous radical changes to bring the Continental to the track, including:

• A race-configured version of Bentley’s highly efficient 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine

• A six-speed sequential racing gearbox

• Double wishbone suspension

• Four-way adjustable dampers

• Competition brakes

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DESIGNED TO RACE

The GT3 retains the iconic silhouette of the Continental GT: in fact, the main body shell is almost a direct carryover. Doors, boot lid and bonnet are now hand-crafted in carbon fibre, while the bodyshell features a double-strength FIA-specification roll cage.

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BORN TO WIN

The GT3 team is led by Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush – the man in charge when the iconic Bentley Speed 8 won at Le Mans in 2003. Under his guidance, the GT3 has raced its successful first season, with race wins in Europe and America and a strong debut in Asia. 

More of Bentley's GT3 cars than ever are now being prepared for their second racing season in 2016.

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RACING AHEAD

The Continental GT3 is competing in the FIA Blancpain GT Endurance and Sprint Series and the ADAC Series in Europe, the Pirelli World Challenge in North America and the GT Asia Series and started the season with a debut at Bathurst 12 Hours. In addition, the 24 Hours of Nürburgring is included in the motorsport programme for 2016.

Click here to read the latest Bentley Motorsport news and announcements.

View the Continental GT3 2016 EuropeanNorth American and Asia Pacific racing calendars.