Bentley Team M-Sport and What happened at 24-Hours of SPA Event
The two Bentley Continental GT3 vehicles, that competed at the TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa this weekend were forced to retire from the race. But there are good news for all Bentley lovers out there! The whole team demonstrated incredible race-winning pace and even #84 of Bentley Team HTP successfully completed the race and placing P5 in class.
Everyone, who watched the show will tell you about the bad track conditions throughout the opening hours of the race. The bad weather forced #8 car with the team of Maxime Soulet, Maxi Buhk and Andy Soucek and vehicle #7 with team members Guy Smith, Steven Kane and Andy Meyrick to pit under the long safety car periods. But this is not all. At the end of the pit late they were held, which took the racers several priceless minutes. However, both vehicles and teams scored some impressive results and they even marked some of the fastest laps in this year's edition of the race. Eventually Bentley team climbed up the order back in the top 20. Not that bad, right?
So, shortly after 23:00 local time vehicle #7 made an overtaking move past a shower competitor just to be forced off the dry line and on to the wet part of the track. This resulted on losing control and hitting the barrier. Unfortunately for the team, the vehicle couldn't go back on the track and had to retire. On the other hand, vehicle #8 continued the race with impressive confidence and speed, altering between P2 and P5. At dawn, the vehicle with Maxi Buhk in the vehicle, challenging for P4 suddenly was forced to retire due an electrical failure.
However, both teams do not lose hope and motivation and prepare for the final round of the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series, where Bentley Team M-Sport will compete in a three-hour race over the weekend of 19th-20th September.
We wish them luck and many successful races!