In this video, Bentley Motors works driver Jerome D’Ambrosio talks about the experience of entering the famous Mille Miglia endurance test in an iconic 4 ½ Litre supercharged Bentley Blower.
The Mille Miglia challenge involves hundreds of classic cars from across the world attempt to complete a gruelling 4-day and 1700km drive through Italy. In 2014 two of Bentley Motors famous 4 ½ Litre supercharged ‘Blowers’ taking on the 1,700 km route.
Bentley Motors at the 2014 Mille Miglia – results
In 2014 Bentley Motors secured its best position to date. Rolf Frech, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Engineering and Jerome D’Ambrosio, finished in 73rd position out of the 438 cars that took part; the best result achieved by Bentley to date and also one of the highest British finishers.
Bentley works racing driver Jerome D’Ambrosio, made his Mille Miglia debut. Using skills usually employed behind the wheel of his Bentley Continental GT3 in the Blancpain Endurance Series, Jerome explains:
“It was great to get behind the wheel of such a famous Bentley and understand the immense skills the original Bentley Boy racing drivers had. The car requires a lot of raw strength to drive but has such immense character that even after four days of hard driving it was a shame to reach the finishing line. Following in the footsteps of the first Bentley racing drivers was a great honour and I now feel like a true Bentley Boy.”
Bentley will compete in the 2015 event with another classic Blower Bentley. Find out more here
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