Farewell to the hero of Bentley's second motorsport coming

Farewell to the hero of Bentley's second motorsport coming

Without Brian Gush, Bentley's motorsport history would be limited to Le Mans successes in the very, very distant past. This is the story of the man who twice brought Bentley back to racing, and saved its greatest project from premature closure

One of the unsung heroes of British motor racing will hang up his headphones for good on Sunday evening. Brian Gush is standing down as Bentley's motorsport boss after this weekend's Spa 24 Hours with little in the way of fanfare. Or at least that fanfare will be absent if Bentley doesn't win the blue-riband round of the Blancpain GT Series.

Victory or no, the South African is going to head off into retirement with few knowing just how important he has been in the racing history of the famous and prestigious brand.

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