Bentley Motorsport adds Jules Gounon for the 2018 season

22-year old Frenchman to race alongside Guy Smith and Steven Kane

2017 championship contenders Soulet, Soucek and Abril continue competing together

Via Bent­ley News­room

Bent­ley Motor­sport announces that it has retained five of its six works dri­vers for the 2018 sea­son, adding Spa 24 Hours race-win­ner Jules Gounon (FR) to long-stand­ing Bent­ley Boys Guy Smith (GB), Steven Kane (GB), Andy Soucek (ES), Maxime Soulet (BE) and Vince Abril (MC).

The six dri­vers will con­test the Blanc­pain GT Series Endurance Cup for Bentley’s fifth sea­son with two brand new sec­ond gen­er­a­tion Bent­ley Team M-Sport Con­ti­nen­tal GT3s, and will also com­plete the entire Inter­con­ti­nen­tal GT Chal­lenge for the first time.

Bentley’s Direc­tor of Motor­sport, Bri­an Gush, com­ments: “Con­sis­ten­cy is key for endurance rac­ing so to have five of our dri­vers back to con­tin­ue their long-stand­ing rela­tion­ships with us allows us to get stronger year-on-year and is tes­ta­ment to the loy­al­ty with­in our team.

Jules [Gounon] has shown that he has the pace and matu­ri­ty to fit in to a lead­ing team, despite only being 22 years old, and we’re look­ing for­ward to sup­port­ing him as he devel­ops his career. We’re all look­ing for­ward to arriv­ing in Bathurst in Feb­ru­ary and get­ting 2018 under­way.”

The 2018 sea­son kick starts with Bathurst 12 Hours and, for homolo­ga­tion rea­sons, will be com­plet­ed in the cur­rent-spec Con­ti­nen­tal GT3. The all-new Con­ti­nen­tal GT3, based on the new Con­ti­nen­tal GT road car, will make its debut in Mon­za for the open­ing round of the Blanc­pain GT Series and will used to com­plete the Inter­con­ti­nen­tal GT Chal­lenge races at Spa-Fran­cor­champs, Lagu­na Seca and Suzu­ka.


Joao Lamares

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