Bentley has confirmed that it will compete in the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge with at least two Continental GT3 race cars.
The British automaker will team up with Absolute Racing to campaign a pair of race cars with a third entry planned. Bentley Team Absolute will feature young American rising star Andrew Palmer and one of Asia’s top sportscar drivers, Adderly Fong. Bentley’s Pirelli World Challenge campaign will run alongside the team’s GT Asia Series program, where it aims to retain its teams’ championship-winning title while claiming the drivers’ championship title.
Fong is no stranger to the Continental GT3, as he and his Bentley Team Absolute teammates took the race car’s first teams’ championship win in GT Asia Series earlier this year. Although the 21-year-old Palmer will be new to Bentley, the driver has already completed a season in Pirelli World Challenge and impressed in his debut Blancpain Endurance Series season racing against Bentley.
“We’ve won major international championships in Europe and Asia this year and it is certainly the plan to take a title in America,” comments Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush. “Bentley Team Absolute has proven they have what it takes, so we are excited to take our relationship into another continent to take on another challenge.”
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