Bentley Returning to Pirelli World Challenge for 2016

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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