Follows a successful year for HTP Motorsport and the Continental GT3Continental GT3 to race in Blancpain Sprint Series and ADAC GT Masters
Bentley Motorsport starts to build on the success of the Continental GT3’s debut season with the announcement of a new partnership with the successful HTP Motorsport team for 2015. Bentley Team HTP will run five cars across Europe for the 2015 season, introducing the Bentley Continental GT3 to new competitions including the ADAC GT Masters and Blancpain Sprint Series.
The formidable pairing of the experience and talent of HTP Motorsport with the speed and reliability of the Continental GT3 is quantified by the results from 2014. While the Continental GT3 won two Blancpain Endurance Series rounds and finished second in both the Drivers’ and Teams’ Endurance Championships, HTP Motorsport claimed runners-up in the overall Blancpain GT Series standings. The combination of Bentley and HTP will see both affiliates targeting even better results for 2015.
HTP Motorsport GmbH is a German team which was crowned European GT3 Team Champion in 2011 and 2012. 2013 proved to be another outstanding year, with the team winning the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the 1000 km of Nürburgring and both the Blancpain Endurance Series drivers’ and runners-up titles.
Bentley Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, comments:
“HTP Motorsport is a racing organisation of the very highest calibre, with six championships and 20 race wins to their name, and so I’m delighted that they are the latest team to show confidence in our Continental GT3 through partnering with us. Europe is where Bentley’s motorsport heritage is based, and this collaboration is the important next step in our plan to expand our GT3 programme. I’m looking forward to working with HTP throughout 2015, and to seeing them racesuccessfully in new series for Bentley.”
Norbert Brückner, HTP Motorsport Team Principal, echoes those views:
“2014 was a great year for us, but next year we are looking for more wins and more championships. We’re confident that the Bentley Continental GT3 is the key to that ambition, and I and the rest of the team are excited to get started with our new race cars. Bentley Team HTP will be a serious contender across European GT3 racing in 2015.”
Bentley Motorsport's complete 2015 schedule will be announced in January. Bentley Team HTP’s driver line-up for their five Continental GT3s will be confirmed in due course.