Bentley to race Blower Continuation
Wednesday, 22 March 2023 at 10:00:00 UTC
First Bentley works entry in 20 years with Blower
Bentley is to make its first works entry in motorsport in 20 years with the first of its Blower Continuation cars.
Using Blower Car Zero, as the first of the Continuation series is known, Bentley will compete at the Donington Historic Festival on 29-30 April. This will be followed by the Le Mans Classic on 29 June to 3 July, and then at Spa on 28-30 September.
Modifications to allow Blower Car Zero to go racing have been minor, and safety-related. They include the installation of a rain light, wing mirrors, towing points, a fire extinguisher and a battery isolation switch. The car also now holds an Historic Technical Passport (HTP), that certifies the car as eligible to compete in FIA-sanctioned events for historic vehicles.
To prepare for its racing debut, Car Zero recently completed a six-hour endurance test at full race pace, at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. Driven by Stuart Morley (GB), the car performed flawlessly throughout the test, covering 380 miles and averaging 83 miles per hour.
Paul Williams, Mulliner’s Chief Technical Officer, said: ‘By going racing with Blower Car Zero, we will prove the performance, authenticity and durability of our Continuation Series by taking on the original competition, and give our customers confidence that they too can take their continuation cars to the track.
‘We’ve already proved the quality of the engineering within the car by completing a tough test of several hours at race pace around Goodwood, and it’s now time for the car to be unleashed for real racing. We’ll take the learnings from this race programme and apply them to the upcoming Speed Six Continuation Series, for which the first engineering car is in build now.’