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 [...]