Bentley Continental GT3 finished fourth the Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi

Article by Christian A., on December 16, 2013

The new Bentley Continental GT3 racecar got excellent results from its first test race after it logged fourth place finish in the Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi. Fielded by Team M-Sport, the Bentley Continental GT3 completed the first six hour session of the race in third place.

In the second half, the team managed to maintain the position until the final two hours, when it was engaged with a heated race with the Ferrari 458 GT3 of Kessel Racing, which the latter won. "In running an all-new car for the first time, our main goal today was to finish the race and be consistent," Bentley's Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, remarked, adding that they managed to achieve that and was also able to finish fourth.

He remarked that they "leave Abu Dhabi with confidence that we will have a reliable and competitive package for 2014, when the hard work really starts." The team was able to see the Bentley Continental GT3 run well throughout the 12-hour event, thereby demonstrating its endurance reliability.

Also impressive are the three new Bentley Boys who each piloted new Bentley Continental GT3 for four hours in the desert heat -- Guy Smith, Steven Kane and Andy Meyrick. Smith, piloting a Bentley for the first time since the Le Mans victory in 2003, remarked that all three of the drivers found that they "could really push the car to the limit," adding that when they realized they were on for a good result, the vehicle encouraged them to really test its abilities.

"It's given us a lot to look forward to in the Blancpain series next year." Team M-Sport will now analyze the data obtained from the race, and will continue to develop the car in preparation for the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series, that will commence on April 12, 2014.

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