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CMR confirms two-car Bentley assault for 2021 Sprint Cup

27 April 2021

CMR has confirmed plans to field a pair of Bentley Continental GT3s in this season's Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Sprint Cup. 

As in 2020 the French squad will contend for overall honours with its #107 machine, while the sister #108 will be entered in the Silver Cup class. The Sprint programme will run alongside CMR's single-car effort in the Endurance Cup, which kicked off earlier this month at Monza. 

Stéphane Richelmi makes his return to the series in the #107 following a five-year absence, the Monegasque having previously enjoyed a winning stint with Team WRT. He will partner rising star Benjamin Lessennes, who captured last season's Championnat de France FFSA GT title in the Silver Cup class. 

In the #108, Pierre-Alexandre Jean remains on board following some impressive showings in 2020, including a superb run to second overall at Zandvoort. He is joined for a Silver Cup effort by single-seater graduate Ulysse De Pauw, who makes the transition to GT racing following top-three finishes in Championnat de France F4 and BRDC British F3. 

CMR will kick off the 2021 Sprint Cup campaign on home turf, with Magny-Cours set to stage the opening event on 7–9 May.