David Appleby is named first Bentley Continental GT3 customer team

Article by Anita Panait, on December 12, 2013

David Appleby Engineering will be the first Bentley Continental GT3 customer team when it receives the new race car in January 2014. David Appleby Engineering will race under the Generation Bentley Racing banner and will compete in the British GT Championship in 2014. The team was created to develop young talent in motorsport for drivers, engineers and mechanics.

The Bentley Continental GT3 will be piloted by James Appleby (and Steve Tandy in British GT) and is available to compete in the FIA Blancpain endurance series for interested teams. James Appleby commenced his racing career in the SEAT Cupra Championship in 2008.  Since then, Appleby has competed regularly in the Aston Martin GT4 at a European level as a Junior Aston Martin Racing team driver. He received the star of the future award by Aston Martin Racing in 2010.

Tandy, meanwhile, commenced his career by racing classic sportscars in 2006. He is also familiar with the British GT Championship, having participated for the last two seasons in the GT3 class. During the period, he gained two overall wins and a number of podium finishes. Launched at Goodwood in July 2013, the Bentley Continental GT3 race car is powered by a 4.0 liter V8 twin turbo V8 that provides up to 600 bhp. It is based on the road-going Continental.

Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, comments: “I am delighted that David and his team will be competing with the Continental GT3 in our home country in 2014. The team has a wealth of experience and I'm confident that their energy and professionalism will see some very encouraging results next year. We'll be supporting them every step of the way and I wish them every success in the British GT Championship.”

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