AUSTIN, Texas (March 6, 2016) – Bentley Team Absolute made its Pirelli World Challenge race debut this weekend in the opening round of the 2016 championship at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) and proved it has what it takes to win races with its pair of Bentley Continental GT3s.
In fact, it was a weekend of firsts for the whole team, with Adderley Fong (HK), an experienced Continental GT3 driver, making his championship debut and Andrew Palmer (US) piloting the car for the first time in the USA.
Throughout the two-race weekend, the team consistently improved. By Race Two, Palmer was able to move the No. 87 entry from eighth to second in the first 30 minutes of the 50-minute race. In the process, he turned the third-fastest lap of the race and showed the true potential of the 4.0-litre Continental GT3.
However, fortune was not on its side and a drive through penalty [...]
[fusion_text]DALLAS, Texas (March 2, 2016) – Bentley Team Absolute will make its U.S. debut this weekend at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, in the Pirelli World Challenge season opener. Drivers Andrew Palmer (US) and Adderly Fong (HK) will pilot the team’s No. 87 and No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3s.
A staple on the Asian racing scene, with success in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, GT Asia and Audi R8 LMS Cup Series, Absolute Racing now embarks on an expansion into U.S. motorsports. The team brings with it a strong partnership with Bentley Motorsport. This partnership started in October 2014 with a podium finish in the GT Asia Series at Shanghai and, in the following year, they won the 2015 GT Asia Series team championship.
Powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, the Bentley Continental GT3 was introduced to race tracks around the globe in 2014. Since then, it has collected sprint and [...]
At least two Bentley Continental GT3s will enter the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge as Bentley Team Absolute announces a programme including entries from young American rising star Andrew Palmer and one of Asia’s top sportscar drivers, Adderly Fong.
The Pirelli World Challenge is a 20-round GT championship comprising 50-minute-long, single-driver races on eleven of America’s most historic and iconic race tracks, including Laguna Seca and Road America. The Continental GT3 has taken race wins in the championship this year and Bentley Team Absolute is looking to continue the race car’s success in the States.
The campaign will run alongside the team’s GT Asia Series programme, in which it aims to retain its teams’ championship-winning title while claiming the drivers’ championship title.
“We’ve won major international championships in Europe and Asia this year and it is certainly the plan to take a title in America,” comments Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush. “Bentley Team [...]
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(Zhuhai, China, 16th March 2015) Bentley Team Absolute has announced an impressive three-car line-up as the Bentley Continental GT3 embarks on its first full season of competition in Asia. Combining brilliant young talent and respected veterans from Asia and Europe, Bentley Team Absolute has created one of the most intriguing – and formidable – squads ever assembled.
Bentley Team Absolute’s triple-threat assault in the 2015 GT Asia Series marks the continuation of the extraordinary Asian debut of the Bentley Continental GT3 at the end of last season, which included a podium finish in the GT Asia Series in Shanghai and a strong performance in the Macau Grand Prix’s prestigious Macau [...]
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