Published on July 11th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Phoenix Racing Asia Joins Bentley Motorsport Family
Bentley Motorsport has signed one of Asia’s leading racing outfits, Phoenix Racing Asia, as its latest partner team to campaign the new Continental GT3. Together, Bentley Motorsport andPhoenix Racing Team Asia will contest the Blancpain GT Asia Series starting with the Shanghai round later this year.
After twice winning the GT Asia Series, Bentley Motorsport was keen to conquer the newest GT3 championship in the region – Blancpain GT Series Asia. With several potential customer teams expressing interest in running the new 4.0-litre V8 race car, Bentley began extensive discussions before selecting Phoenix Racing Asia as the partner team for the six-race series that visits Japan, Thailand, China and Malaysia.
The team will join Bentley Motorsport at the Intercontinental GT Challenge10 Hours of Suzuka on 25/26 August to develop their knowledge of the new Continental GT3 before taking delivery of their cars for a two-day test. The team will contest its debut race in the Blancpain GT Series Asia round in Shanghai on 22/23 September.
The Phoenix Racing Asia partnership will take the number of Bentley racing teams competing in Asia to three, as they join Super GT teams Eicars OTT and est Cola by AAS.