Team Parker Racing will run Bentleys in 2016
Bentley Motorsport announces that Team Parker Racing will run two Bentley Continental GT3 car in the British GT Championship and Blancpain Endurance Series in 2016. Team Parker Racing has selected Continental GT3 as a replacement for Audi R8 LMS ultra, which was victorious in this year’s Am category of Blancpain Endurance Series, with Ian Loggie and Julian Westwood as a champions. Details about the Team Parker Racing driver line-ups in 2016 will be announced in the coming months.
“We’re extremely excited to have Team Parker Racing in the Bentley Motorsport fold. It’s important that we partner up with teams that have proven they have what it takes to run race- and championship-winning cars and we are confident that, together, we can have success. Having a strong presence in the British GT Championship was a key focus for us for 2016. It is one of the top national GT championships in the world and it’s right on our doorstep, so it makes perfect sense to work with a seasoned championship team like Team Parker Racing and aim for the overall title,” commented Bentley’s Director of Motorsport Brian Gush.
“We’re absolutely delighted to have signed a deal with Bentley. It is a fantastic British brand, which is close to my heart. It’s been a refreshing experience dealing with the team. From the very first conversation to signing the contract last week, we’ve felt incredibly welcome and close to the factory and that’s a unique experience when dealing with a manufacturer. The Continental GT3 has proven itself in Europe, so we know we can hit the ground running in the Blancpain Endurance Series, and we’re looking forward to taking Bentley back to the British GT Championship grid,” commented Stuart Parker, Team Principal at Team Parker Racing.