Team Bentley rests on Le Mans laurels
Team Bentley will not defend its title in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2004, it has been confirmed this morning by Bentley Motors, the VW Group company in Crewe, UK. "I'm not saying we're leaving motorsport for good," said chairman and CEO Franz-Josef Paefgen. "Le Mans is part of our rich heritage and is very important to us, and we will certainly continue to review our position."
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