A fleet of outstanding Bentley models led the 170 competitors of the legendary Nürburgring 24 Hour Race during the kick-off of the event. Chairman and Chief Executive Wolfgang Dürheimer was part of the parade with modern-day Bentley Boys Guy Smith, Eric van de Poele and Juha Kankkunen, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Wolfgang Dürheimer.
The Bentley models, which form the official parade vehicle fleet, include the Mulsanne, the Continental GTC W12, the new Continental GT V8 and the 630 bhp Continental Supersports. They are accompanied by a pair of Flying Spurs that offer a VIP shuttle service. Dürheimer stated that the automaker is "proud to help support" the Nürburgring event this year.
The event is "one of the most punishing endurance tests on the motorsport calendar." He shared that as a regular visitor to the Nürburgring during vehicles' development and with his "personal passion for driving the track," he is "delighted" that the automaker "is here in a race environment." He wished all the drivers "the very best of luck for the long race ahead."