Bentley enters Blancpain series finale as Endurance Cup leaders
Bentley Motorsport heads to the final round of the Blancpain GT Series this weekend with two championship titles in its sights as Bentley Team M-Sport leads the Endurance Cup and driver Vince Abril sits in second place in the overall GT Series.
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After a race win at Paul Ricard and a second place finish in the 24 Hours of Spa, Bentley Team M-Sport is 16 points ahead of its nearest rivals in the highly-competitive Endurance Cup.
In addition, the youngest of the Bentley Boys, Vince Abril (MC), aged just 22 years old, is in contention for the overall GT Series drivers’ title after a consistently good year across the endurance and sprint races. Going into the weekend, he is 22 points off the leader with 26 points up for grabs – so needing a race win for himself and teammates Andy Soucek (ES) and Maxime Soulet (BE) to be in with a chance.
“This is the third time we’ve gone into the final round of the Endurance Cup with the title in reach,” commented Director of Motorsport Brian Gush. “This year, our team is the most experienced and advanced it has ever been and we know the car is still capable of winning championships. Everything is in place for us to challenge for the win but, as with any sport, there are a lot of variables that can affect the result when it really matters.
“Vince has developed into a very rounded driver for someone so young. He won the Sprint Series in 2015 and since then he’s delivered exactly what we hoped he would, and he’s now fighting for the top accolade in GT3 racing.”
The Blancpain GT Series finale gets underway with two practice sessions on Saturday 30 September. Qualifying and the main race take place on Sunday 1 October at 09.00hrs and 15.00hrs respectively.
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