Bullitt Racing will run a Bentley Continental GT3 in Michelin Le Mans Cup next year with Andy Meyrick and team founder Stephen Pattrick sharing driving duties.
The Malaga-based team moves to Le Mans Cup’s GT3 class after a period competing in GT4 European Series with Mercedes-AMG GT4s.
Its plan to run a Bentley adds a customer team to the British manufacturer’s program. Sportscar365 understands at least one more new Bentley customer team is set to run in Europe next year.
Meyrick is a former Bentley factory driver and took part in its Blancpain GT Series program with M-Sport until 2015.
“I’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Bentley for a long time now and the Continental GT3 has provided me with some of the highlights of my career so far, whether that be as a factory driver or with other customer teams,” commented Meyrick.
“The car is super-quick and user-friendly and the perfect platform for Bullitt Racing to take the next step on its trajectory towards the eventual target of a place on the 24 Hours of Le Mans grid in the future.”
The Le Mans Cup season includes rounds at Barcelona, Monza, Paul Ricard, Spa and a pair of sprint races as Road to Le Mans, in support of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
“Bullitt Racing has an ambitious plan for its future and one that we are only too pleased to support,” added Bentley Motorsport Director Paul Williams.
“Bentley is a name synonymous with the 24 Hours of Le Mans so, naturally, we’re keen on any plan that looks to take the Bentley name back to la Sarthe.”
Bullitt is also set to continue its GT4 European Series program with a pair of Mercedes-AMG GT4s.