Bri­ton Bell re­joins Bent­ley team for Bathurst at­tack

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Bri­tish GT ace Matt Bell will re­turn to the fac­tory Bent­ley Mo­tor­sport team for this year’s Bathurst 12 Hours in Aus­tralia.

New­cas­tle-born Bell, the younger brother of Le Mans star Rob, will share a Con­ti­nen­tal GT3 with fac­tory driv­ers Steven Kane and Guy Smith to form an all-bri­tish trio for the Fe­bru­ary 7 event.

Bell made his de­but at the Mount Panorama cir­cuit last year and fin­ished fourth af­ter a late tangle with an As­ton Martin in the fi­nal cor­ner cost the crew a podium.

“We’re go­ing back to win this year,” said Bell. “We al­most achieved it last year, but now we have the bit be­tween our teeth to get back there and take it this year.

“Last year was my first visit to Bathurst. The com­bi­na­tion of su­per fast and su­per tricky cor­ners make for an ex­hil­a­rat­ing lap.

“At the top of the moun­tain sec­tion you have th­ese fourth- and fifth-gear cor­ners and there is no mar­gin for er­ror.”

Bell and team-mates were de­nied a podium fin­ish in the fi­nal cor­ner last sea­son

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