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February will see Bentley Team M-Sport returning to Mount Panorama in Australia to take on the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, the Bathurst 12 Hour, with two Continental GT3s donning the team’s new 2016 livery that was unveiled at the Autosport International Show.

Bentley Boys Guy Smith and Steven Kane will once again be joined on the mountain by their British countryman Matt Bell, while Blancpain GT Series regulars Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet will welcome Aussie V8 star David Russell to their team.

We return to Mount Panorama looking to get the podium result that we so narrowly missed out on last year.” said Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush. “As with any new event for the team, we went there looking to learn as much as we could so we could go back better in year two. Our line-up is very strong and David Russell’s experience here should help us immensely, so we’re feeling quietly confident.

The team’s livery has been updated to incorporate more of the vibrant green that was introduced to Bentley’s colour palette during the 2015 season of the Blancpain GT Series and includes design elements from the Union Flag. It will be seen on track for the first time at the Bathurst 12 Hour.