THE boys from Bentley took to the podium for the third time this season as their
THE boys from Bentley took to the podium for the third time this season as their Number 8 Continental GT3 came third at Brands Hatch.
It was a great comeback for Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet, whose pit stop went on to win the Bentley Team M-Sport crew the Pitstop Challenge award.
Finishing the qualifying race in fifth place, the Number 8 team started the one-hour main race on new tyres.
Soulet made a confident attack on the pack to climb to second, while Soucek emerged from the pits in third place on used tyres and drove fantastically to take the team’s third podium of the series. “When you start off a weekend in a less than ideal position it’s very easy for a team to lose motivation,” said Brian Gush, Bentley’s director of motorsport. “But, the Bentley team has shown that whatever hand we are dealt we will use everything we have to get on the podium.
“The team has really come together and here at Brands Hatch we have witnessed some incredible driving and world-class pit stops. We need to take this forward to the next round where we hope to repeat our race win of 2014.”
Bentley Team M-Sport competes in the second of two home races in the Blancpain GT Series calendar, as the championship heads for Silverstone for the second race in the Blancpain Endurance Cup.