Bentleys arrive for private test at Sebring

SEBRING, FL. -- The much-anticipated North American debut of the Bentley Speed 8 Prototype in next weekend's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring came even closer Friday when the two British-green racing machines made laps of the historic racing...

SEBRING, FL. -- The much-anticipated North American debut of the Bentley Speed 8 Prototype in next weekend's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring came even closer Friday when the two British-green racing machines made laps of the historic racing circuit in a private testing session.

Rinaldo Capello in the Bentley Speed 8 Prototype.
Photo by American Le Mans Series.

The Bentleys were joined by several other cars in an all-day session, including the Infineon Team Joest Audi R8, the ADT Champion Racing Audi R8, the Doran-Lista Dallara-MG and the Team Olive Garden Ferrari 550 Maranello.

David Brabham, Johnny Herbert and Mark Blundell, all former Formula One drivers, will share one of the Bentley's in the 12-hour endurance race on March 15, while Tom Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello and Guy Smith will drive the other. The race will open the 2003 season for the American Le Mans Series.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Johnny Herbert , David Brabham , Rinaldo Capello , Tom Kristensen , Guy Smith , Mark Blundell