Barwell-Cadena : Bentwood back in a DBRS9 for British GT and more

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Manchester-based Racing Driver, Michael Bentwood will be back behind the wheel of a Barwell Motorsport run Aston Martin DBRS9, during the 2010 season. The hugely experienced ex-F3 driver has signed up with businessman Paul Whight, to drive in selected Avon Tyres British GT rounds, plus events from the Spanish and French GT championships.

Bentwood has previously campaigned the 6.0 litre V12 supercar in the British Championship in 2006 and 2007, and has had outings in a selection of GT cars since then. Bentwood was recommended to Whight through Aston Martin Racing and the Barwell Motorsport team, who will run the pair in 2010.
The former Touring Car and F3000 driver is going into the 2010 season with renewed vigour and determination, commenting: “I was delighted to hear that Aston Martin Racing were keen to see me back in a DBRS9 for 2010. Paul has huge enthusiasm for this project and from what I have seen so far he is keen and in great shape to mount a serious assault on the British GT podium places this year. It is great to be racing with Barwell Motorsport again, they are an excellent outfit and extremely professional in everything they do. I have been working hard all through the off-season to be ready for this and I am more determined than ever to win in British GT.”

Bentwood and Whight will be racing in selected rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship as well as rounds from the Spanish and French GT Championships. The ex-F3 driver will start his racing season on Easter Weekend at his home circuit of Oulton Park in Cheshire.

2010 Programme

03-05 April Oulton Park - 2 x 60 (Easter weekend; no running on Sun)
04-05 June SPA (Belgium) - 2H30 (2 pit stops)
14-15 August Silverstone GP - 120 minutes
29-30 August Snetterton - 2 x 60
25-26 September Brands Hatch GP - 2 x 60
16-17 October Jerez (Spain) - 120 minutes
30-31 October Catalunya (Barcelona) - 2 x 60 (TBC)
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