Bentley to Race in 2015 Nurburgring 24 Hours

Bentley to Race in 2015 Nurburgring 24 Hours

Bentley just announced that it will compete in the 2015 Nurburgring 24 Hours race.

“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,” Bentley engineering boss Rolf Frech said. “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 grueling racetrack in the world.”

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Bentley won at Silverstone last month competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series marking the second race its GT3 race car had participated in. Earlier this week, the German-owned British marque announced the release of a more performance-focused version of the Continental that it calls the GT3-R. Having stripped weight from the vehicle and scrapped the rear seats, Bentley said the GT3-R is the most dynamic and fastest accelerating road car it has ever built.

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