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Bentley brigade in for Adelaide 500

A PAIR of Bentley Continental GT3s will tackle the streets of Adelaide this weekend.

The cars will be on the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS grid, fielded by KMB Motorsport, as part of the VALO Adelaide 500 support card.

Sharing a new-specification Continental will be Brett Hobson and Mike Bailey.

Helping the Pro-Am pair will be the presence of M-Sport engineer James Allinson.

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Steering Bailey’s older-spec Bentley will be Porsche Carrera Cup Australia regular Matthew Belford, in the GT Trophy class.

“This (newer) Bentley was going to stay in Europe and do a lot of the tracks there, but due to my availability to travel out of Australia at the moment I’m going to be continuing over here,” explained Bailey.

Having lapped up a Phillip Island test, Bailey is eagerly looking forward to his first shot at the Adelaide Parklands circuit.

“When I was racing Hobbo he kicked my arse, so I thought what better driver to get to join you,” he added.

“Another friend, Matthew Belford called me to say he wanted to race in Adelaide and what did I suggest, so I said to take the Bentley out. He’s been really coming up to speed with his racing and has the same mentality as me.”

Hobson, who has often raced Nissan GT-Rs in GT World Challenge Australia previously, is equally excited about the outing.

“The Bentley is a bit like the GT-R as it’s something that the fans love to follow and I think a lot of people want to see it on track, so we’re looking forward to getting to Adelaide to see how we go,” he said.

“The last time I was there was in 2015 driving Super2, but I love the track, atmosphere and I just can’t wait to get back there. And to swing this thing around, we’ll see how we go.

“I can’t thank everybody enough, Mike and all the guys, for getting us on the grid again.”

Track action in Adelaide begins Thursday, December 1.

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