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Bentley Confirms 2015 Programs, Driver Lineups

Bentley confirms worldwide factory, works-supported programs…

Photo: Brecht Decancq Photography

Photo: Brecht Decancq Photography

Bentley has confirmed its 2015 program, which will see the Continental GT3 compete across five different GT Series on four continents with four works or factory backed operations.

The British manufacturer will again return to the Blancpain Endurance Series with the works Bentley Team M-Sport operation, while making its debut in next month’s Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, the Nürburgring 24 as well as a return to the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi in December.

On the driver front, the all-British trio of Guy Smith, Steven Kane and Andy Meyrick will return to the No. 7 entry, with the No. 8 car featuring an all-new lineup of Andy Soucek, Maximilian Buhk and Maxime Soulet.

Bentley Team HTP will campaign five Continental GT3s across Europe, including the Blancpain Sprint and Endurance Series, plus the ADAC GT Masters, while Dyson Racing Team Bentley will contest a full season of Pirelli World Challenge with two cars.

Additionally, Bentley Team Absolute will take part in the GT Asia Series.

Drivers have yet to be confirmed for the HTP, Dyson and Absolute factory supported efforts.

“2015 promises to be a very exciting year for Bentley Motorsport, as we grow our program through customer teams to see the Continental GT3 facing fresh challenges at new tracks across the globe,” said Bentley director of motorsport Brian Gush.

“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.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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