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Bentley finishes in second place at the 24 Hours of Spa
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Bentley celebrates 500th race start for the Continental GT3
(30 July 2017, Francorchamps, Belgium) – #bentley Motorsport has finished in second place in the largest GT3 race in the world, the 24 Hours of Spa, with its #8 #continentalgt3 and drivers Maxime Soulet (BE), Andy Soucek (ES) and Vince Abril (MC).
With a carefully pre-determined race strategy, the #bentley Team M-Sport crew ran out-of-sync with many of the leading GT3 competitors for most of the race but the long-term gains came to fruition in the final stages of the 24-hour #endurance event.
In the final hour of the race, Soulet emerged from the pits just 10 seconds behind the #25 Audi that soon became race leader. Despite pushing hard to the end, the #8 car couldn’t close the gap and the team celebrated second place in one of the toughest motorsport events in the world after 546 laps and more than 3,800 km of flat-out #racing.
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