Bentley HTP Motorsports has announced its nine person driver line-up for the upcoming Blancpain GT series, ADAC GT Masters and 24 hour Nurburgring races, with a mix of youth and experience.

New members to the German team are 19-year-old Vincent Abril, who claimed the Silver Cup in the Blancpain Sprint Series last year, Fabian Hamprecht, also 19, and 24-year-old Porsche Cup champion Clemens Schmid.

Luca Stolz, 19, will begins his second season with HTP Motorsport and alongside Hamprecht and Schmid the trio will make up the new 'Bentley Junior Team'.

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2013 Blancpain champion Maximilian Buhk returns for his fourth consecutive season with team and is joined by experienced team-mates Jeroen Bleekemolen and Christian Menzel, both former DTM drivers as well as Harold Primat, and Lance David Arnold.

2015 marks the first season HTP Motorsport will compete in Bentley Continental GT3 machinery, after ditching the Mercedes cars last year.

Norbet Bruckner, team principal of Bentley Team HTP, feels his squad have assembled a good balance in the driver line-up.

"We start with a strong driver line up and a good mix of young talents and experienced pros into our first season with Bentley," Bruckner said. "Young talents have always been an integral part of the team, therefore we have created our signature Bentley Junior Team. The performance of our Bentley Continental GT3 was promising in the first pre-season tests and with this driver line up, we are well prepared for the season."

The team also confirmed additional drivers and team-mate combinations are expected to be announced in the coming weeks for the pan-European programmes.