Bentley announce 2015 Motorsport Schedule
Bentley has now announced its full Motorsport schedule of races around the world for 2015. Building on the success of the 2014 season, for 2015 the programme has expanded to cover six race series over four continents.
Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, comments:
“2015 promises to be a very exciting year for Bentley Motorsport, as we grow our programme through customer teams to see the Continental GT3 facing fresh challenges at new tracks across the globe. This year will see the most extensive campaign of racing in Bentley’s illustrious history, as we continue to use the Continental GT to build on our racing heritage. Racing is in our blood, and with the Continental GT3 we continue to build on a winning tradition. Bentley customers are now going racing with their marque, in a Bentley, in race series around the world.”
2015 sees the brand’s Works team, Bentley Team M-Sport, return to the Blancpain Endurance Series. In addition, Bentley is also taking on three of the world’s premiere sports car endurance events. Bentley Team M-Sport will tackle the Bathurst 12 Hour on Sunday 8th February. Later in the year, Bentley will also enter arguably the world’s most gruelling endurance race – the ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring, and the race year will close with the Gulf 12 Hours at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
Bentley has also confirmed three partner teams to race the Continental GT3 in key regions, as "Works-supported" entries:
In Europe, Bentley Team HTP will use five Continental GT3s to race in the Blancpain Sprint Series, Blancpain Endurance Series and ADAC GT Masters championship. In the USA Bentley Team Dyson will race in the full season of the Pirelli World Challenge and in Asia, Bentley Team Absolute will compete in the GT Asia series.
The Works and Works-supported teams are complemented by customer teams,who will extend the racing activities of the Continental GT3 even further.
2015 drivers announced for M-Sport team.
Car #7 retains the all-British trio of Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick and Steven Kane. The three Bentley Boys are looking forward to a second complete season with the team, and to working together again.
Car #8 sees an all-new and truly European team of drivers for 2015. Joining Bentley Team M-Sport are Spanish racer Andy Soucek, German GT3-specialist Maximilian Buhk and Belgian Maxime Soulet. All three raced in the Blancpain Endurance Series in 2014, showing prodigious speed and racecraft and making them natural choices to join Bentley Motorsport for 2015.
Read more about the 2015 Bentley Team M-Sport driver team here.
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