Bentley 61st Annual Race Meeting scheduled for August
The Bentley Drivers Club will return to Silverstone for its 61st Annual Race Meeting on 7th August 2010, continuing its unbroken run of annual BDC events at the circuit, from 1949 right through to the present day. In 2010, however, the Bentley Drivers Club will be celebrating a very special anniversary… 30 years of the mighty Bentley Mulsanne.
"We hope to illustrate the full 30-year heritage of the Bentley Mulsanne at Silverstone on 7th August," says Sebastian Welch, Competitions Captain of the BDC, "from the earliest models of Mulsanne produced in 1980, through to the brand-new 2010 Mulsanne being built at Crewe – a breathtaking, modern-day flagship for the marque."
While the Bentley Mulsanne will be a strong theme of the August meeting, there will additionally be an enormous variety of Bentleys from all eras, racing flat-out on the Silverstone circuit. Plus plenty of other marques, too… The meeting will include a round of the Thoroughbred Sports Car Championship and of the Morgan Challenge Race Series, while the Allcomers' race attracts not only Bentleys but Aston Martins and Jaguars, through to the Ginetta G4 and the Kurtis 500S. In total, there will be 10 races at this ever-popular meeting.
Highlights will include the unique Bentley Handicap race, which starts in the pit lane; and the Bentley Scratch race, which sees cars ranging from a Vintage 3 Litre to the very latest Continental GT competing for honours – a real David and Goliath battle to the chequered flag.
Meanwhile, the Bentley Parade invites all club members arriving with a Bentley, old or new – or somewhere in between – to drive a couple of laps of the circuit, with the Le Mans-winning Bentley Speed 8 providing an exhilarating display of skill at high speed.
These are spectacles not to be missed if Bentleys are your passion!