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|The historic racing community bid farewell to a thrilling weekend of action on the streets of Monaco as the 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique came to a close on Sunday evening. In a weekend that saw some captivating motor racing on the world's most famous street circuit, Credit Suisse once again played host to racing drivers, VIPs and media at the Swiss chalet-themed Credit Suisse Drivers Club throughout the weekend. The Drivers Club offered all its guests a 'piece of Switzerland' featuring natural wood throughout, mountain views, Swiss cowbells and even an original cuckoo clock. A central feature of the weekend was the 1st Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum. In front of a capacity audience, the Forum kick-started the weekend as former F1 drivers Jochen Mass and Emanuele Pirro joined historic racers Alain de Cadenet and Duncan Dayton to debate: 'Is historic racing better than Formula 1?' Following this, the panelists then took part in a uniquely Swiss 'Alphorn' photo opportunity. The Credit Suisse Drivers Club was also the scene of the Opening Party, welcoming friends of Credit Suisse to enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon to mark the official start of the weekend's proceedings and the Spring Rally Monaco Classics that was also taking place. Karsten Le Blanc, Managing Director, Credit Suisse Private Banking Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, states: 'The Credit Suisse Drivers Club once again proved to be a real hub for not only our Credit Suisse friends, but media and racers too. We were delighted to host such a fascinating Forum on Friday morning – it was an absolute pleasure to have such a high caliber of panelists join us for what proved to be a very entertaining 60 minutes. As for the action, and as an amateur racer myself, I believe the standard this weekend was outstanding, and we were lucky to be able to witness so many hard-fought victories, including one by our very own Forum panelist Duncan Dayton in the Serie E race on Sunday afternoon. We are already very much looking forward to 2014.' On track, historic racing enthusiasts were treated to a feast of exhilarating action as cars from a pre-1952 class right up to the pre-1985 class took to the track in front of large crowds. For a full list of results, see below. 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Results Serie A: Pre-1952 voiturettes and Grand Prix cars 1. Julian Bronson Great Britain 2. Paddins Dowling Republic of Ireland 3. Michael Gans Switzerland Serie B: Pre-1961 voiturettes Grand Prix and Formula 2 cars 1. Roger Wills Great Britain 2. Gary Pearson Great Britain 3. Barrie Baxter Great Britain Serie C: Pre-1953 sports cars and prototypes 1. Alex Buncombe Great Britain 2. John Ure Great Britain 3. Carlos Monteverde Great Britain Serie D: Pre-1966 rear-engined F1 Grand Prix cars 1. Andy Middlehurst Great Britain 2. Sidney Hoole Great Britain 3. Paul Drayson Great Britain Serie E: Pre-1973 3.0-litre Formula 1 cars 1. Duncan Dayton USA 2. Michael Fitzgerald USA 3. Andrew Smith Great Britain Serie F: 1973-78 3.0-litre Formula 1 cars 1. Michael Lyons Great Britain 2. Bobby Verdon-Roe Great Britain 3. Mauro Pane Italy Serie G: Pre-1985 Formula 3, 2000cc 1. Ben Barker Great Britain 2. Matteo Marzotto Italy 3. Paolo Barilla Italy|
|8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique|
The annual Monaco Grand Prix Formula One event, held on the Circuit de Monaco, began in 1929 and has become one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. The narrow streets of Monaco serve as the temporary 2.075 mile track, featuring tight corners, elevation changes, and even a tunnel. Today, drivers still navigate the uphill climb to Casino Square, before turning down to Mirabeau and the Loews Hairpin, before entering the famous tunnel that runs into the harbor-side chicane, a notorious spot for accidents. From there, drivers sprint past many of the harbor's large yachts toward L....
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• Product offensive in 2012 – one new model per quarter
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|STRONG FIRST QUARTER FOR BENTLEY AS CHINA BECOMES LARGEST MARKET•Q1 results up 46.6% with 1,759 deliveries|
•China confirmed as Bentley's largest global market
Crewe, 04 April 2012: Bentley has emerged from the first quarter of 2012 in an increasingly strong position with a new number one market. The company's results for the first three months of 2012 show that it is building on its 2011 sales success with a 46.6% increase in deliveries to 1,759. Just three weeks from the Beijing Show, the key trend emerging from the results is confirmation that China i....