Generation Bentley, the racing arm of David Appleby Engineering, set to campaign a Bentley Continental GT3 in the 2014 British GT Championship, have made a significant addition to their technical team with the signing of Peter Weston as Technical Director.
Weston is probably best known to DSC readers as the long serving Chief Engineer and Technical Director at Dyson Racing and before that as the Designer of the Lola 98/10 and 2K/10 LMP1 cars (indeed the first man appointed by Martin Birrane after he bought Lola!)
“We’re delighted that Peter, with such a depth of experience, is joining us. The Bentley is a fantastic piece of kit but with the level of competition that we’ll be up against we need to be strong in every department. Peter’s appointment allows us to tick several more boxes!”
The team as a whole are on Portimao this weekend testing the Bentley factory test and development car as their own machine nears completion ahead of the SRO/ FIA Balance of Performance test on 11/ 12 February.
After that there is more testing to come with sessions at Snetterton, Oulton Park and Silverstone already booked. Beyond the British GT campaign there are other potential race outings under discussion for what is set to be the only European customer car for some time, the novelty of the Bentley potentially a major selling point in the crowded marketplace for Gentleman drivers. Beyond that there’s an interesting synergy between the announcement of Peter Weston’s role with Generation Bentley and the continuing paddock speculation of the next programme to emerge for Dyson Racing, THE US team notable by their absence from the TUSCC paddock. Well sourced comment from the middle of last year saw the Poughkeepsie based outfit linked either with a GTD programme featuring the Bentley or a Pirelli World Challenge programme at some point, and sources close to the Bentley project suggest that the next new cars down the line are set to be bound for North America.