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Old 24 Aug 2011, 15:00 (Ref:2945148)   #1
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Bentley coming back to racing?

An intriguing article in Autocar, interviewing Wolfgang Duerheimer, Bentley/Bugatti's new Boss.
He says he DEFINITELY wants to take Bentley racing...
NOT in LMP1, it clashes with Audi/Porsche plans.

So where? Talk in the article of Continentals in GT categories? I don't see it meself!

Answers, on a postcard, to Wolfgang Duerheimer, Bentley Motors, Crewe, UK, please...
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 19:44 (Ref:2945260)   #2
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Until someone denies this I won't believe it!

Perhaps a one make series? Otherwise it is a clash and I agree with you on GT.
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 20:17 (Ref:2945273)   #3
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 21:42 (Ref:2945328)   #4
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That may fit, but it's a bit, well, Low Profile?
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 21:49 (Ref:2945332)   #5
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This article from a few weeks back suggested they won't be racing at Le Mans with whatever they come up with.
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 21:52 (Ref:2945335)   #6
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Pretty much how I read this interview. No to any sort of LMP effort, but something in the GT line.
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 00:15 (Ref:2945385)   #7
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A Bentley Gt ..... cant see that happening at all ..... TANK !!! But them people questioned the wisdom of TWR with a Volve estate in the BTCC .

I want to see Bentley in P1 ..... against Porsche . Let Audi go GT for a change , and Porsche & Bentley go head to head . Two differant companies with two differant markets .
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 00:39 (Ref:2945390)   #8
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Can you say single-make trophy? A proven recipe, and the only one that can work with their gigantic road cars.
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Can you say single-make trophy? A proven recipe, and the only one that can work with their gigantic road cars.
I can say that. Bentley builds a one make racer and makes money off drivers who race in their series and buy spare parts..Worked for Ferrari.
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 10:28 (Ref:2945526)   #10
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Nah.... can't see that. Perhaps they will build a smaller car and go for the FIA World Crown, is that going to have a GT class?
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I hope so, just got to find what series.
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Elsewhere in the article, he DOES discuss weight reduction, and carbon fibre in road cars... But we're still talking a massive frontal area?
It MIGHT just work in, say, FIA GT1, up against those Nissans, but otherwise?
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We've discussed it at a Russian site and decided that they are going to bring their new diesel SUV to Dakar.
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We've discussed it at a Russian site and decided that they are going to bring their new diesel SUV to Dakar.
Well they are building an SUV, so that spunds like a pretty good racing plan.
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Bringing Bentley back racing, can be in everything from 1-->10 years!
So it might not clash with Audi/Porsche later on (otherwise see what they did in 2003).
The Continental design is too big for a GT1 (even though the Maserati MC12 was a big car), but a replacement of the Continental, or a new "Greenline" sportscars?
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