100 years ago, John Duff set off from Brooklands Circuit destined for Le Mans in the Bentley 3 Litre Sport. Alongside teammate Frank Clement, they would go on to triumph in the 24-hour endurance race, becoming the first Bentley to do so.

Fast forward to the present day and that same journey in that very same car is to be reenacted. Alongside the Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO), Vintage Bentley is thrilled to be driving the 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Sport Le Mans winning car from Brooklands to Le Mans to mark the beginning of her centenary celebrations.

John Duff (at the wheel) and Frank Clement in the 1924 Le Mans winning Bentley

Setting off from Brooklands circuit, the Bentley 3 Litre Sport will cross over to France and navigate south travelling through, Boulogne, Berck, Dieppe, Rouen, Evreux, Mortagne, and Mamers before reaching Le Mans.

This historic return will culminate in the 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Sport leading the procession at the end of Saturdays scrutineering session. Featuring nine Hypercars, one LMP2 and seven LMGT3s, the Bentley 3 Litre Sport will lead the cars through the streets of Le Mans City Centre before remaining in Le Mans as an exhibit at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum (from June 9).  

The Bentley 3 Litre will feature across the Le Mans race weekend (June 14-16) with further details being announced imminently.

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