Continental GT3 Makes Strong Start to Racing Career

by Andrea Bombelli in Bentley, News

GT3 at Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi

• New Bentley race car holds third place six hours in to first test race
• Trouble-free first half as new car shows true pace and reliability

The new Bentley Continental GT3 racecar holds third position after the completion of the first half of the , showing promising pace and impeccable reliability in true Bentley fashion.

New Bentley Boys Steven Kane, Guy Smith and Andy Meyrick have driven two stints each so far, with Steven starting the race and Andy taking the six-hour chequered flag. Close battles with the Kessel Racing Ferrari and Gulf Racing McLaren have challenged the drivers, but all have driven with great skill and confidence in the new race package.

GT3 Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi

Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, comments: “Six hours in and we’re very pleased with the result so far. Finishing the first half of the race in third position is testament to the hard work of the team and we’re now focused on getting the car ready for the night race, which holds a totally different set of challenges as the track temperature drops.”

The second half of the Gulf 12 Hours starts at 17:45 local time (13:45 GMT).

GT3 at the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi