Bentley has laid out plans to contest next year’s Nürburgring 24 as a factory squad.
The British manufacturer, fresh off a maiden victory for its Continental GT3 in last month’s Blancpain Endurance Series round at Silverstone, announced Thursday its aim to compete in the German endurance classic in 2015.
“We’ve been looking to compete at the Nürburgring ever since we announced our return to racing in 2012, but we knew that we had to develop and prove the capabilities of our Continental GT3 first,” said Rolf Frech, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Engineering.
“The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is one of the toughest, at the pinnacle of sports car racing, but with our season of learning in 2014 and with the Continental GT3 already being a race-winner, we feel confident in targeting the event for 2015.
“Personally, I can’t wait to take on the best of the competition at the most gruelling racetrack in the world.”
Bentley’s targeted N24 program is expected to be part of an expanded effort that will also include a return to the Blancpain Endurance Series and other additional yet-t0-be-announced endurance races for the GT3 car.