Bentley Motorsport has announced its roster of riders official ahead of the season 2018, known as ‘Bentley Boys‘. The british firm retains five of the six factory riders that it already had in 2017 and addition to their template the frenchman Jules Gounon, current winner of the 24 Hours of Spa with Audi. The pilot of 22 years, occupies the hollow of the british Oliver Jarvis. In this way, Jules Gounon will join Guy Smith and Steven Kane in one of the Bentley Continental GT3, while in another it will be Maxime Soulet, Vincent April, and the spaniard Andy Soucek.
Andy Soucek faces as well his fourth season as an official driver of Bentley, in what will be a season of renewed efforts for Bentley and M-Sport, the team that supports the sports project of the british brand. However, the six drivers of Bentley played the five quotes of the Endurance Cup of the Blancpain GT Series and the four tests of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, events that come together in the 24 Hours of Spa. As planned, the ‘Bentley Boys’ will make its debut at Monza the second generation of the Bentley Continental GT3 before making the sale face-to-2019.
After confirming that in the 12 Hours of Bathurst, the team will use still the current version of the Continental GT3, Brian Gush, director of Bentley Motorsport, explained: “The consistency is the key to the endurance races, so have five of our six riders back in the team allows us to strengthen us and it is a testimony of loyalty within our own training. For his part, Jules Gounon has demonstrated that he has the pace and maturity sufficient to fit into a team leader, despite being only 22 years old. We are anxious to get to Bathurst in February, and to start the season 2018″.