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Matt McMurry Tests Bentley for First Time

Matt McMurry samples Bentley Continental GT3 at Sebring…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Dyson Racing Junior Development Program driver Matt McMurry had his first taste of the team’s Bentley Continental GT3 at Sebring this week.

McMurry, 16, embarked on his first GT test Tuesday before heading to Estoril for the final round of the European Le Mans Series season this weekend.

“It was my first time in a GT3 car like this and the driving requirements are very different from my single-seater and prototype experience,” he said. “I’m really glad to be adding different cars to my repertoire and can’t wait to try it again.”

It adds another layer of machinery to his season, after also setting the record for becoming the youngest starter in the LMP2 Zytek ZS11 Nissan at Le Mans, running in ELMS, two rounds in a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 and completing a full season in IMSA Prototype Lites.

“Based on having driven road cars on race tracks, I was expecting the Bentley to be kind of like that,” McMurry said. “I thought I’d make an input on the steering and the car would kind of wait to respond. And that I’d have to brake really early to the car slowed down for a corner. That wasn’t the case at all. You can really drive the Bentley aggressively and its responsiveness is excellent.”

McMurry will share the No. 41 Greaves Motorsport entry with Miguel Faisca and James Fletcher this weekend.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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