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RESOURCES:

Watch the Continental GT3 at Abu Dhabi film here.

Watch the Continental GT3 go up the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed here.

See the Continental GT3 at Monza gallery here.

Download the Continental GT3 wallpaper here.

 

 

NEWS:

 

14th Apri, 2014

eam M-Sport Bentley opened their 2014 racing season with a strong performance at the first race of the Blancpain Endurance Series in Monza, Italy.

After three hours of racing at the famous Monza circuit, the two Continental GT3s finished in 7th and 8th positions. Car 8, driven by Antoine Leclerc, Jérôme D’Ambrosio and Duncan Tappy moved from 13th on the grid to finish 7th, just ahead of Car 7 piloted by Andy Meyrick, Guy Smith and Steven Kane.

 

Click here to read the full news announcement.

 

28th March, 2014

Team M-Sport Bentley announces the full driver line up for the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series. Six Bentley Boys will drive two Continental GT3 race cars, looking to put Bentley back on the top step of the podium. The first car sees the continuation of the line-up that powered the Continental GT3 to its 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 Steven Kane and Andy Meyrick. Smith, Kane and Meyrick have shown a great driving relationship, which was key to the succes Team M-Sport Bentley enjoyed at Abu Dhabi. The second Continental GT3 will be piloted by a European driving team. Englishman Duncan Tappy will be partnered with Frenchman Antoine Leclerc and Belgian former F1-racer Jérôme D’Ambrosio.

Click here to read the full news announcement.

Click here to read more about the 2014 Team M-Sport Bentley driving team.


 

16th December, 2013 

Bentley’s all-new Continental GT3 race car, with racing partner Team M-Sport, achieved an impressive fourth place finish in the Gulf 12 Hours race held in Abu Dhabi on Friday 13th December, 2013.  After completing the first six hour session of the race in third position, the second half of the race saw a close fight with the Ferrari 458 GT3 of Kessel Racing for third position. After a testing final two hours the Bentley Continental GT3 finished the race in an impressive 4th place. 

Click here to visit the Gulf 12 Hour Race website and see the results in detail.

Click here to visit the Bentley Gulf 12 Hours news item and Race Gallery.

 


14th November, 2013

Bentley has announced that the drivers who will take to the track for Bentley's return to Motorsport in the Continental GT3 are Guy Smith, Steven Kane and Andy Meyrick. The team compete together for the first time at the car’s first test race, the Gulf 12 Hours at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on 13th December 2013. Bentley's three drivers will pilot the Continental GT3 in two  six-hour races in Bentley’s first track-action since winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003.

Final preparations for the Continental GT3’s first race appearance are now under way following  the completion of initial development work including a very positive endurance test. The Continental GT3 proved, during testing, to be both fast and extremely reliable, reflecting the nature of the Continental GT on which it is based.

Speaking about the build-up to the  Gulf 12 Hours, Bentley’s Director of Motorsport Brian Gush comments:

“After completing almost 8,000 km of development driving since we unveiled the car at Goodwood in July, we’re confident that the Continental GT3 is prepared for its first test race. While the  development work never stops, we feel ready to take on the competition for the first time in Abu Dhabi. I’m delighted with our driver selection, and in Guy, Steven and Andy we have world-class talent. All at Team M-Sport Bentley are thrilled to be racing next month.”


September 2013:

Bentley’s new Continental GT3 race car makes its competitive debut at the 2013 Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi on 13th December 2013. The two-part endurance race test at the stunning Yas Marina circuit marks Bentley’s return to motorsport ten years after its dominant win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003. Since then, the return of Bentley to the racetrack has been eagerly awaited, and now the Continental GT3 is set to show the performance capabilities of Bentley’s renowned Continental GT in its most extreme form.

Since the GT3's dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, Bentley's new race car has begun an intensive programme of performance, setup and durability testing at tracks across Europe. The car has run exactly according to the expectations of a Bentley, having proven to be both reliable and fast in all conditions.

Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, comments:

The car has performed extremely well so far, and has matched or exceeded our simulations in every respect. With 3000 km of testing completed already, the team is very pleased with progress and we’re gaining confidence in our package. We’re all looking forward to the Gulf 12 Hours in December and can’t wait to run the car against the competition for the first time in its first test race.”


Following highly successful teamwork in the design stage, testing and development is being run by a specialist team comprising engineers both from Bentley and the Continental GT3 Technical Partner, M-Sport Ltd. Managed from a dedicated motorsport facility base at the Bentley factory, the car is being run by M-Sport in preparation for a full entry in the 2014 FIA Blancpain Series as Team M-Sport Bentley.