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Bentley is secretly working on a new racing car that will return the marque to prototype endurance racing for the first time since it won Le Mans in 2003.

Although Bentley boss Wolfgang Durheimer won’t publically confirm the existence of the programme, he described it as "a good idea which we are looking at closely" before going on to give specific details about the car and where it will race.

At least initially there is no plan for the car to race at Le Mans, whose top LMP1 category Durheimer describes as "too expensive and too complicated." Clearly he may also be mindful of the fact that both Porsche and Audi have active LMP1 programmes and in its current troubled times, the VW group could probably live without three of its brands competing against each other in France.

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