British firm M-Sport is synonymous for its involvement with Ford's FIA World Rally Championship campaign, handing the Blue Oval back-to-back makes’ titles in 2006 and 2007. It will run the four-strong Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team in the global series next season with the Ford Fiesta RS WRC it designed and developed.
Company boss Malcolm Wilson said: “Joining forces with Bentley to help create the new Continental GT3 is a rare privilege. Bentley’s design and analysis work to date has shown that the Continental GT road car can become an extremely competitive race car, and we are looking forward to capitalising on our extensive competition car development experience and success to help Bentley realise its goals.”
Bentley’s new creation will compete in the GT3 category from the end of 2013. A concept version will appear at the Autosport International show in the United Kingdom from 10-13 January.