Briton Bell rejoins Bentley team for Bathurst attack
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.”