1922: A 3 litre Bentley, driven by John Duff (alone),
averaged nearly 87mph for 24-hours at the Brooklands racing circuit, UK,
setting a class record [-B].
1923: Bentley contested the first ever Le Mans 24-hours race and
1924: Bentley won the Le Mans 24-hours race.
1927-1930: Bentley won the Le Mans 24-hours race four years in a row.
1928: A 3 litre Bentley, driven by Dudley Foy,
covered 100 miles at a speed of more than 115mph at
the Brooklands racing circuit [-B].
- 1929: A supercharged 4.5 litre car was
developed for Birkin to race;
there was a limited production run of 50 to make this model
eligible for racing.
It is said that W.O.Bentley did not approve of
Speed 8 (2001)
Bentley (VW) entered one Bentley EXP Speed 8 coupe in
the Le Mans 24-hour race. The car qualified in 11th place.
It finished in 4th place,
behind three Audi (VW) R8s.
, 4th at Le Mans
- 2003: A Bentley Speed 8 coupe,
#7 driven by Dindo Capello, Guy Smith and Tom Kristensen,
won the 2003 Le Mans 24-hour race.
Another Speed 8,
#8 driven by Mark Blundell, David Brabham and Derek Bell,