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201522 Sep



Bentley Team M-Sport has finished in second position in the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series, following a second place finish at the championship’s season finale last weekend. British drivers Guy Smith, Steven Kane and Andy Meyrick were also runners-up in the Drivers’ Championship standings.


The team headed to the Nurburgring knowing it needed a win to secure the two highly-sought-after championship titles, which would be no mean-feat in only its second season of GT3 racing. Showing focus and determination, the drivers of the pair of Bentley Continental GT3s set about challenging their rivals and proved to be a force to be reckoned with.




With 45-minutes remaining of the three-hour race, Kane, in car #7, was in third place and hunting down the race leader. Setting the fastest lap of the race, his charge was impressive, but he was soon held-up by the second place Nissan. Despite getting the most out of the car and soon passing-by, he ran out of time to close down the first place car and they had to settle for second.


The #31 Bentley Continental of Andy Soucek, Maxi Buhk and Maxime Soulet finished in fifth. “We couldn’t have asked for more from our car, team or drivers today or, for that matter, all season,” commented Brian Gush, Director of Motorsport at Bentley. “We knew it was a tall-order to clinch the titles and I’m impressed with how close we came today. Everyone in the team dug deep and gave it their all and that makes me extremely proud. The Bentley Continental GT3 has proved again that it’s a car capable of winning the championship. It has been fantastically quick and reliable all season and we are pleased to be battling for international championship wins in just our second year of GT3 racing.”


Bentley Motorsport next competes in the 12 Hours of Sepang on December 12, 2015.


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