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Steven Kane helps Bentley return to winners’circle at Silvderstone

Steven Kane

Steven Kane

  • by Ian Lynas
 

Ulster driver Steven Kane played a major part in marking Bentley’s return to the winners’ circle.

With co-drivers Guy Smith and Any Merick the Ballynahinch ace scored a maiden win for the Bentley GT3 in round two of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone.

The Bentley boys fought back from a drive through penalty to taker the lead from the McLaren of Andy Soucek to taste victory.

The Bentley ran second and then third with Smith at the wheel before a penalty for improving his time in the opening sector when yellow flags were displayed but they fought on and got the job done against some good teams.

Meyryick stormed from fifth to second during his stint in the middle of the three-hour race.

Kane had closed the gap to Soucek and was able to reduce a five second deficit afterthe race went green with 30 minutes to go and take the lead just over seven laps before the chequered flag.

At the post race press conference Smith said, “when I saw that I had been given a drive through penalty I thought that it was all over, but Steven made a great effort in the closing stages of the race to score our maiden win.”

Meanwhile, Jose Maria Lopez extended his lead in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the Salzburgring in Austria at the wheel of his Citroen, his teammate Yvan Muller won the other race.

 

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