By   December 13, 2013

Bentley Continental GT3

Bentley Continental GT3

The new Bentley Continental GT3 made its racing debut and it is showing a lot of potential. The GT3 is running in the Gulf 12 Hours race in Abu Dhabi. The race is split into two 6 hour sessions and the new Bentley racing machine is having a very good showing for the first half of the race.

The Continental GT3 is currently sitting in 3rd place, so the chances of a podium finish are very good. We’ll keep an eye on if the car can continue its good performance during the second 6 hours of the race.

Let us know how you think the Bentley Continental GT3 will do during the remainder of the race in the comments.

Press Release

The new Bentley Continental GT3 racecar holds third position after the completion of the first half of the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi, 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.

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 focussed 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). Live updates can be accessed by following @BentleyComms on Twitter.