British racing driver Andy Meyrick is returning to a Bentley GT cockpit once again, joining Team Parker Racing for the delayed Gulf 12 Hours.
The experienced British endurance racer will join Derek Pierce and Euan McKay in the Leicester-based team’s second-generation Bentley Continental GT3 at the Bahrain International Circuit for the annual Middle East endurance event this week.
Meyrick is familiar with the Bentley Continental GT3 having played a significant role in developing the car as a works race driver from 2013 to 2016, during which time he amassed two victories and multiple podiums with the British marque.
In fact, the 35-year old was actually part of the crew that gave the Continental GT3 its race debut in the 2013 Gulf 12 Hours, ahead of a full-blown factory programme the following season.
Meyrick is also no stranger to Team Parker having raced for the Bentley customer team on several occasions since 2015.
“I’m excited to be going back to the Gulf 12 Hours with Team Parker in the Bentley”, said Andy. “It will be a little different this year with the location change, but it will be great to team up with Derek again who is a fantastic driver. It will be my first time driving with Euan – and knowing he’s done a great job with Team Parker means we have a great crew that I know will work well together.”
Now in its tenth year running, the 12-hour race will be held this week rather than its usual December 2020 slot and has relocated to the Bahrain International Circuit for a one-off, before returning to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina venue in December this year.
The event will get underway with a three-hour free practice session on Thursday, 7th January and will conclude with two six-hour races to be held on Saturday 9th.