CONTINENTAL GT SHOWS BREADTH OF ABILITY; WINS BATHURST 12 HOUR, WOWS CROWDS AT GP ICE RACE
- Continental GT derivatives perform on both sides of the world
- In Australia, Bentley wins Bathurst 12 Hour with Continental GT3
- In Austria, W12-powered Continental GT ice racer makes debut at famous GP Ice Race
The Continental GT has demonstrated its extraordinary breadth of ability this weekend, first by taking overall victory in Continental GT3 form at the Bathurst 12 Hour, and then with a stunning debut of the Ice Race Continental GT at the 2020 GP Ice Race in Zell am See.
The #7 Continental GT3 of Maxime Soulet (BEL), Jordan Pepper (ZAR) and Jules Gounon (FRA) dominated the opening round of the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge at Bathurst, sweeping to victory after starting P11.
The car moved quickly through the order into podium contention. World-class stints from Soulet, Pepper and Gounon, and strong strategy and pit stops from the team, moved the team into P1 for a total time of seven hours – with the car running flawlessly. A superb reactionary pit-stop just over an hour from the end to deal with a puncture was the final act from the team to set the car up for victory. Rain loomed while ambient temperatures exceeded 40°C, but after the half-day sprint the #7 Continental GT3 crossed the line as the winner of the Bathurst 12 Hour. As they took the chequered flag, the crew also set a new race distance record of 314 laps – before the heavens opened and the team rejoiced in the rain.