JRM Racing takes victory in Bentley debut
The Bentley Continental GT3 won the opening round of the British GT Championship at Oulton Park on Easter Monday, with new customer racing team JRM and drivers Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jnr.
JRM’s team of engineers and mechanics worked long hours, honing the Continental GT3 to the championship-winning duo’s style to put the two drivers at the top of the podium.
Debuting its new black, grey and red livery, JRM’s new machine was put through its paces at Oulton Park’s undulating track under the April sunshine. Starting from fourth on the grid, following Saturday’s qualifying, Parfitt started the race, quickly climbing through the pack to take the race lead.
Morris took over at the halfway mark and defended well to cross the line in first place and take Bentley’s first victory in Europe with the second generation Continental GT3.
Jason King JRM Managing Director commented, “Rick has put in an incredible drive to get us to the front in round one. With a smooth pit stop and driver change, Seb was primed to bring home the win and that’s exactly what he did. The JRM team has been working around the clock to learn the car inside out and gather vital data to help optimise set-up. Working with an established driver pairing like Rick and Seb has given us a significant advantage and helped us go through the car efficiently. I’m immensely proud of the team in securing the first win of the season.”
Nick Burns, Head of Customer Racing at Bentley said, “Having a Bentley take the win at the first round is a great start to the season and to have secured a win with JRM as a new team proves what a fantastic customer racing car we have produced. Rick worked hard to get to the front and then hold the lead and both drivers put in an impressive performance to get the best out of our new Continental GT3. A perfect start to the British GT Championship for JRM and Bentley.”
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