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.
Put simply, without Gush, mention of Bentley and motorsport today would still mean a long lost era the better part of 100 years ago when privileged young men were winning the Le Mans 24 Hours at the same time as having a jolly good time.