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‘MR LE MANS’ LAUNCHES CLASSIC TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ROUND-THE-CLOCK RACE

This summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July) will honour Le Mans, the world’s most famous 24-hour race, with Saturday evening’s on-track action featuring three spectacular sportscar showdowns under the evocative ‘Twilight Tribute to Le Mans’ banner. The exciting initiative was launched today (Wednesday 10 April) at the special Silverstone Classic Preview by Tom Kristensen, the great … Continue reading

HISTORIC BENTLEYS TO GATHER AT GOODWOOD MEMBERS’ MEETING TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY

Bentley will continue its centenary celebrations at the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting this weekend with a number of iconic cars on the starting grid set to bring the sights and sounds of the company’s illustrious motor racing past to life. Headlining the sell-out weekend of motorsport is the Speed 8 – Bentley’s Le Mans car … Continue reading

400+ HISTORIC RACING CARS REV UP FOR DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL

In just two weeks’ time the air round Donington Park will reverberate to the glorious sound of historic race car engines as more than 400 world-class competition cars dating from the 1920s to the early 2000s battle it out at the Donington Historic Festival. The all-access paddock will be scented with the unmistakable fragrance of … Continue reading

BENTLEY BLOWERS PRIMED FOR CLASSIC MILLE MIGLIA CHALLENGE

Bentley Motors is competing in Mille Miglia 2014 (15‑18 May) with two of the company’s famous 4 ½ Litre supercharged ‘Blowers’ taking on the 1,700 km route. The 1930 Le Mans ‘Team Car’ once owned by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, one of the most celebrated members of a group of British gentlemen racers known as … Continue reading

BES, M-SPORT BENTLEY MAKES STRONG START TO 2014 CAMPAIGN

Team M-Sport Bentley open their 2014 racing account with a strong performance at the first race of the Blancpain Endurance Series in Monza, Italy. After three hours of racing in sunny and warm conditions at the famous circuit, the two Continental GT3s finished line astern in 7th and 8th positions. Car 8, driven by Antoine Leclerc, Jérôme … Continue reading

FAMOUS LE MANS WINNER TAKES CENTRE STAGE WITH BENTLEY AT RÉTROMOBILE

Bentley Motors is delighted to announce that one of the most famous cars in the marque’s history – the 3 Litre that won Le Mans in 1924 with John Duff and Frank Clement at the wheel – headlines the company’s presence at the prestigious Rétromobile exhibition next month (Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, Paris, Hall1, Stand P48). Now celebrating … Continue reading

CONTINENTAL GT3 HEADLINES BENTLEY’S LARGEST EVER PRESENCE AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Bentley’s new Continental GT3 race car is to spearhead the famous British marque’s presence at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, taking place from 12th-14th July in Sussex, England. With a busy schedule of development work ahead of it before marking Bentley’s return to the racetrack later this year, the new Continental GT3 makes its global … Continue reading

BENTLEY CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF LE MANS VICTORY

Today marks ten years to the day since Bentley’s famous victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At 16:00 on 15thJune 2003, the Number 7 Bentley Speed 8 driven by Guy Smith, Tom Kristensen and Dindo Capello crossed the finish line in first place, closely followed by the Number 8 Bentley of Mark Blundell, … Continue reading

BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 PROJECT POWERS AHEAD

Since the world debut of Bentley’s GT3 Concept Racer at the Paris Auto Salon in September 2012, a dedicated team of Bentley engineers has been developing the Continental GT3 in preparation for Bentley’s highly anticipated return to the track. Building on a rich racing heritage spanning ninety years, the new Continental GT3 is set to … Continue reading

ICONIC BLOWER BENTLEYS PRIMED FOR MILLE MIGLIA CHALLENGE

Bentley Motors will compete in this year’s Mille Miglia with two unique 4 ½ litre Supercharged “Blowers”; a 1930 Le Mans race car belonging to perhaps the most famous and daring of the Bentley Boys and a company demonstrator that is still going strong even after nine decades on the road. The No. 2 Team … Continue reading

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