Bentley Continental GT3
What is the British GT Championship all about you may ask? Well, as you might tell from the luxury marquees and prestigious motorcars, known technically as Cup Grand Touring Cars but more normally referred to as GT3, this is very grand, high-end motor racing series. Its rules are tight and maintained by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile for grand tourer racing cars that are designed and built for competitive use in a number of international racing championships. Several makes and models, such as sports cars from Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche, race against each other. Yet, models from high-luxury brands, like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Bentley, also contest the rounds, with surprising and tremendous success.
Our two-car Bentley team comprises of two drivers per car; Chester-born talent, the super-fast Seb Morris with his team-mate racing ace Rick Parfitt Jnr in one car and the astounding duology of Ian Loggie and Callum MacLeod in the other. Seb and Rick were only a few Championship points away from winning the coveted British GT Championship outright in 2016. However, it is ‘all guns blazing’ from Oulton Park, the opening event for what is intended to be a triumphant 2017 season. Alongside them is our stunning Team Parker Porsche GT4 driven by our breathtaking paring of Nick Jones and Scott Malvern.
Bentley Continental GT3 Car #31
Bentley Continental GT3 Car #7
Porsche Cayman GT4 Car #66
Programme of Events:
Oulton Park. Great Britain. 15 – 17. April 2017.
Rockingham ISSC. Great Britain. 29 – 30. April 2017.
Snetterton 300. Great Britain. 27 – 28. May 2017.
Silverstone GP. Great Britain. 10 – 11. June 2017.
Spa-Francorchamps. Belgium. 7 – 8. July 2017.
Brands Hatch GP. Great Britain. 5 – 6. August 2017.
Donington Park GP. Great Britain. 23 – 24.
Make Up of the Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3
Twin-turbo V8, repositioned to the rear of the engine bay
Race power approx.: 500 bhp
Displacement: 4.000 ccm
Power/weight ratio: 2,6 kg/hp
Rear wheel drive
Xtrac six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox
Steering wheel mounted paddle operated pneumatic gear shift
Double wishbone suspension front and rear
Four-way adjustable racing dampers
Front: 32,5 / 70,5 18″
Rear : 32,5 / 70,5 18″
Length: 4950 mm
Width: 2030 mm
Height: 1350 mm
Weight: 1300 kg