Bentley’s 600 bhp luxury Bentayga SUV will be tackling the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb on the 3rd and 4th June in a bid to recreate history, by setting a new women’s record.
In September 1926 and 1927 Miss May Cunliffe set new ladies records in a 3 litre Bentley and to mark the 80th anniversary of her achievements, Vicky Parrott, Drivetribe.com’s road test editor, will be piloting the Bentayga up the course, in a bid to set a new women’s record for 2017.
The Midland Automobile Club recently opened up new classes to encourage manufacturers and current cars to compete at British Racing Green with classes for, Electric, Autonomous, SUV, Estate and Hypercars.
Mark Constanduros, Commercial Manager for Shelsley Walsh commented “Great to see a Bentley back at Shelsley Walsh and taking part in our new SUV class with the aim to set a new Ladies Record in the Bentayga. I hope they will set a record for the history books.”
“This aspect of the event is new for us and one we hope to build upon over the coming few years, giving the manufacturers a home to promote their products in a live environment in front of potential customers.”
“Having the Bentayga in our new SUV class and challenging for a new record, marks another moment in Shelsley Walsh’s history.”
British Racing Green takes place on the 3rd and 4th June to celebrate all things British, Racing and Green or evokes the spirit of British Racing Green, with electric power being the greenest and fastest developing form of power.
For more information visit www.shelsleywalsh.com or to see the cars in action as part of the Midland Hill Climb Championship weekend visit the website for discounted advanced tickets.