Bentley Motorsport is popping up in every corner of the globe. Joining Dyson Racing Team Bentley and M-Sport Bentley Racing is Bentley Team HTP, Bentley’s newest factory supported Continental GT3 racing partner. Bentley Team HTP will be campaigning five cars across Europe for the 2015 racing season. The cars will be competing in new racing series including the ADAC GT Masters and the Blancpain Sprint Series (Continental GT3’s were campaigned only in the Blancpain Endurance races last year.)
Bentley is optimistic about the outlook for 2015. The Continental GT3 won two Blancpain Endurance races and finished second in Drivers’ and Team Endurance Championships. HTP also had a success campaign in the Blancpain series, finishing second in overall GT Series standings. Combined, both parties believe the can finish even better in 2015.
HTP Motorsport GmbH is a German team which was crowned European GT3 Team Champion in 2011 and 2012. 2013 proved to be another outstanding year, with the team winning the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the 1000 km of Nürburgring and both the Blancpain Endurance Series drivers’ and runners-up titles.
Commenting on the partnership, Brian Gush, Bentley Director of Motorsport, said, “HTP Motorsport is a racing organisation of the very highest calibre, with six championships and 20 race wins to their name, and so I’m delighted that they are the latest team to show confidence in our Continental GT3 through partnering with us. I’m looking forward to working with HTP throughout 2015, and to seeing them racesuccessfully in new series for Bentley.”
Bentley Motorsport’s complete 2015 schedule will be announced in January. Bentley Team HTP’s driver line-up for their five Continental GT3s will be confirmed in due course.