News

Keep up to date with all the latest news in the world of Bott Ltd

Bott supports the next generation of Bentley racing drivers.

The team has been formed to develop young talent in motorsport for drivers, engineers and mechanics and will compete in the British GT Championship in 2014.

Drivers James Appleby (GB) and Steve Tandy (GB) will take the wheel this year in British GT and the car is available to compete in the FIA Blancpain endurance series for interested parties. The team is keen to take full advantage of the Continental GT3's eligibility for a wide spectrum of worldwide endurance racing.

James Appleby from Banbury, initially began his racing career in the SEAT Cupra Championship in 2008. James has since competed regularly in the Aston Martin GT4 at a European level as a Junior Aston Martin Racing team driver and was presented the star of the future award by Aston Martin Racing in 2010.

Steve Tandy from Gloucestershire started his career racing classic sportscars in 2006 and is very familiar with the British GT Championship having competed for the last two seasons in the GT3 class achieving two overall wins and a multitude of podium finishes.

Launched at Goodwood the new 1300 kg Bentley Continental GT3 race car features a 4.0 litre V8 twin turbo V8 developing 600 bhp. The new race car is based on the road-going Continental and has received an aerodynamic package of enhancements while retaining its iconic and recognisable form.

David Appleby, Managing Director, David Appleby Engineering said: "Having had enormous success in GT4, we are very excited to be taking it to the next level. The Continental GT3 is a fantastic package of British design and engineering, and it's eligibility for both British GT and Blancpain makes it a perfect racecar for us."

Bott supply the team with workplace storage products including mobile cabinets for race days. David Appleby said: “Success in motorsport requires dedication planning and organisation, which in turn demands a smart and organised workspace. The Bott equipment delivers this level of excellence, enabling us to focus on the car and drivers, and being built to last we know we can rely on it to deliver in demanding situations.”

Generation Bentley Racing will make their debut at the opening round of the British GT Championship taking place at Oulton Park on 19 April 2014.