Bentley Team M-Sport is set to return to Mount Panorama next month (5-7 Feb) to take on the Bathurst 12 Hours with their Continental GT3s and their freshly unveiled 2016 livery.
The new livery has been updated for the 2016 season and now comes with more of that vibrant green introduced to Bentley’s color palette last year, as well as design elements from the Union Flag.
The team’s already prodigal drivers will be joined by Aussie V8 star David Russel, who has taken class victories in all of Bathurst’s endurance race formats, including the very same 24-hour race in 2015 where he also set the fastest lap completed by an Australian.
“We return to Mount Panorama looking to get the podium result that we so narrowly missed out on last year,” said Brian Gush, Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, before adding that this course has many challenges and that “it’s easy to get caught up in an incident on the narrow mountain road as hit a kangaroo in the early hours. Keeping out of trouble, as always in endurance racing, is key to success here so our boys will be briefed to make bringing the cars back in one piece is their priority.”
While commenting on the appearance of the GT3s, Gush stated that the cars “will look fantastic in their new colors as they come over the mountain. There really isn’t a better place to debut the new livery.”
Though if we were to keep things simple, we could just say that Bentley took the same livery they used on the GT3 last year and just added a bit more dark green…to go with some new neon green.
During the course of the next couple of days (15-17 January), fans can see the new Continental GT3 livery at the Autosport International Show at the NEC in Birmingham.