M-Sport Bentley announces star driver line-up for 2014
Team M-Sport Bentley has announced its full driver line-up for the 2014 motorsport season. Six drivers will pilot two M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 race cars, starting with the five races of the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series, looking to put Bentley back on the top step of the podium.
The first car sees the continuation of the all-British driver line-up that powered the Continental GT3 to a stunning fourth-placed debut at the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi last December. Long-standing Bentley Boy and Le Mans 24-Hours winner Guy Smith will drive with experienced GT3 racers Steven Kane and Andy Meyrick.
A second Continental GT3, it has now been announced, will be piloted by a newly confirmed European driving team. Englishman Duncan Tappy will be partnered with Frenchman Antoine Leclerc and Belgian former F1-racer Jérôme D’Ambrosio, who makes his GT3 debut after successfully driving in the Formula 1 championship.
Brian Gush, Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, comments:
“Our six modern day Bentley Boys give me great confidence for the year ahead. The selection process has been tough after having has so much interest, but these six racers have shown the prodigious talent combined with the experienced, dedicated approach that we need. The whole team is now in final preparations for the season ahead, and we’re all extremely eager to get to Monza so that the real racing can begin.”
Click here to read more about the Modern Day Bentley Boys that form our 2014 drivers team.
Click here to read more about the Continental GT3 specifications.