Having confirmed its plans for the 2013 World Rally Championship season, M-Sport will add a new string to its bow next year having entered into a technical partnership with Bentley to help develop its new Continental GT3.

The new car was revealed earlier this year as Bentley aims to join the highly-competitive GT arena with the new car, with the concept version set to make its UK debut at the Autosport International show in Birmingham next month.

As part of the new deal, M-Sport will design and develop specialist components, together with design work and project organisation being undertaken in-house by Bentley at its factory in Crewe.

The car is scheduled to hit the track before the end of 2013.

"Joining forces with Bentley to help create the new Continental GT3 is a rare privilege," M-Sport managing director Malcolm Wilson said.

"Bentley's design and analysis work to-date has shown that the Continental GT road car can become an extremely competitive race car, and we are looking forward to capitalising on our extensive competition car development experience and success to help Bentley realise its goals."



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