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Little Classics News: 12 October 2015

Heritage Bentleys Hit the Track in Germany

Bentley Blower Jochpass Oldtimer Memorial and Historic-Rallye 2015

Bentley Motors enjoyed a successful weekend at the 17th Jochpass Oldtimer Memorial and Historic-Rallye in Bad Hindelang, Germany.

Four historic Bentleys competed in front of 18,000 spectators and alongside 280 classic cars in the world-renowned event between 9 and 11 October, including the Team ‘Blower’, R-Type Continental, Speed 6 and a Bentley 4,5 Litre Le Mans. The drivers travelled from all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Bentley R-Type Continental Jochpass Oldtimer Memorial and Historic-Rallye 2015

Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “Bentley has a long and famous heritage and these classic models represent the DNA and spirit of the brand today. We were delighted to have raced our historic models this weekend to classic car enthusiasts and Bentley fans. Our appetite for competition is one of the reasons we go racing and our growing motorsport programme now successfully competes on four continents.”

The scenic rally took the drivers on course around the picturesque town of Bad Hindelang. The Oldtimer Memorial race ran a 7.9 KM route covering an ascent of over 360 metres and 105 turns up the mountain turns.

Robert Engstler, Regional Director Europe at Bentley Motors commented: “The Jochpass Oldtimer Memorial is just the starting point for Bentley’s heritage race participation. We are already committed to classic rallies all over Europe in 2016, including the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Le Mans Classic, Ennstal-Classic and Kitzbueheler Alpenrallye.”


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