Bentley at the Joch­pass Me­mo­rial And His­tor­i­cral­lye

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Bentley Mo­tors en­joyed an ex­cit­ing and suc­cess­ful week­end at the 18th Joch­pass Me­mo­rial and His­toric-ral­lye in Bad Hin­de­lang, Ger­many. A to­tal of ten Bentley teams com­peted with their his­toric Bent­leys in the worl­drenowned clas­sics event be­tween 6 and 8 Oc­to­ber, in­clud­ing the Team ‘Blower’, R-type Con­ti­nen­tal, Speed 6 and a Bentley 4,5 Litre Le Mans.

More than 20,000 en­thu­si­as­tic spec­ta­tors were in at­ten­dance to ad­mire the 190 clas­sic cars on show. The en­trants trav­elled from all over Ger­many and as far afield as Aus­tria, Switzer­land, Italy, Great Bri­tain and

the Nether­lands. Bentley be­ing the main part­ner of the event show­cased both clas­sic cars as well as ve­hi­cles from the cur­rent model range. In ad­di­tion, Bentley’s Euro­pean GT mo­tor­sport part­ner team, ABT, show­cased their Con­ti­nen­tal GT3 race car and joined the sprint up the fa­mous Joch­pass.

Wolf­gang Dürheimer, chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive of Bentley Mo­tors, said: “Bentley has a long and fa­mous her­itage and these clas­sic mod­els rep­re­sent the DNA and spirit of the brand to­day. We were de­lighted to have raced our his­toric mod­els this week­end to clas­sic car en­thu­si­asts and Bentley fans. Our ap­petite for com­pe­ti­tion is one of the rea­sons we go racing and our grow­ing mo­tor­sport pro­gramme now suc­cess­fully com­petes on four con­ti­nents.”

The scenic ral­lye took the driv­ers on course around the pic­turesque town of Bad Hin­de­lang. The Old­timer Me­mo­rial race ran a 7.9 kilo­me­tre route which cov­ered an as­cent of over 360 me­tres and 105 turns up the moun­tain turns.

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