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Bentley Returns to GTWC Asia With JMW, Meyrick

Bentley back in GT World Challenge Asia with JMW customer effort…

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Bentley will be represented in GT World Challenge Asia powered by AWS this year by a new customer entry from JMW Motorsport, which features Andy Meyrick among its driver lineup.

Former Bentley factory driver Meyrick will share JMW’s Continental GT3 with Indonesian driver Andrew Haryanto for the six-round Asian championship.

The program marks Essex-based JMW’s debut with both Bentley and in GTWC Asia after running Ferrari GTE machinery in recent years.

It sets Meyrick up for a double program this year, alongside his previously-announced Michelin Le Mans Cup drive with Bullitt Racing, which has also made the switch to Bentley.

“Having Continental GT3s capable of winning races in GT World Challenge Asia has been top of our priorities list for a while and, with JMW Motorsport, we believe we have this in place,” said Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Paul Williams.

“There will now be a Bentley present in each of the GT World Challenge series making it a truly global customer motorsport program.”

Bentley was last represented in the SRO Motorsports Group’s flagship Asian series in 2018 when Phoenix Racing made a mid-season switch from Audi to Bentley machinery, but was left without any entries last year.

JMW is the latest new team for the British manufacturer, which has an expanded customer presence this year, including programs from CMR, Team Parker Racing and K-PAX Racing in GTWC Europe alongside M-Sport’s continued Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli entries.

Bentley Team M-Sport had a breakthrough earlier this month by taking victory in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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