Looking to build off a win at Silverstone, both Bentley entries started off strong today. Car #7 started in 7th, while car #8 started 14th, but both would quickly move up through the pack.
As the cars came in for their first pitstop, Guy Smith had moved up into second position driving the #7 Continental GT3 . Andy Merick took over from Smith and as the race continued, he moved into first place while the #8 Bentley pulled out of the race with
engine transmission difficulties.
Merick would hold on to first, only giving it up when they pitted and switched drivers. Steven Kane would be the last driver of the day for #7 and soon regained the race lead.
As the final minutes counted down, the crew watched anxiously as Kane faced a challenge from the #98 McLaren. In the end, Kane held off the #98 ART Grand Prix McLaren to win the race by only 1.1 seconds.
It was a bittersweet day as only one of the Continental GT3’s finished the race, but at least the remaining car continued to cement the Continental’s legacy as a legitimate sports car. MSport Bentley racing will next be in action at SPA 24 on July 26.