Parker gets up­rated Bent­ley

Autosport (UK) - - CLUB AUTOSPORT - MATT JAMES

Ti­tle-win­ning Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship squad Team Parker Rac­ing will run at least one ver­sion of the se­cond-gen­er­a­tion Bent­ley Con­ti­nen­tal in the cat­e­gory this sea­son, and may ex­pand to two cars.

The team, which won the over­all ti­tle with Seb Mor­ris and Rick Parfitt in a Bent­ley Con­ti­nen­tal in 2017, has taken de­liv­ery of the up­rated cars from builder M-sport. It will run one ex­am­ple in the Blanc­pain GT Series En­durance Cup as well as the do­mes­tic cam­paign. No driv­ers have yet been signed for the UK as­sault.

Team boss Stu­art Parker said: “We’ve had a fouryear re­la­tion­ship with Bent­ley and we are de­lighted to be able to field the new car. I’m im­pressed with it.

“M-sport has clearly taken all the les­sons it learned from the first gen­er­a­tion of the car and im­proved in those ar­eas. I think it will be a com­pet­i­tive propo­si­tion for the sea­son ahead, and we can’t wait to hit the cir­cuit.

“We are still talk­ing to driv­ers, but I think we will have a really strong chance with this new car. It’s also the 100th an­niver­sary of Bent­ley, which will make this a spe­cial sea­son.”

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