Welcome to the Official website of the legendary motor racing driver Derek Bell MBE, the five times Le Mans winner, three times Daytona 24 winner and the two times World Sports Car champion. He is regarded as one of the greatest sports car and endurance racing drivers of his era.
 
Splitting his time between homes in the United Kingdom and the United States, Derek can be seen at the world’s major automotive and motor sport events. He is the global Bentley Motors brand ambassador, an accomplished speaker and an experienced television and radio motorsport commentator.

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Thank you for visiting my new website, we hope you enjoy browsing the contents! All sections will be updated regularly with news, photos and videos. We will keep you up to date on my current activities through twitter, so please follow me.

The news section will feature regular articles on my racing history and the cars I drove, from my early single seater years in Formula 1 and Formula 3 to racing Porsche’s at Le Mans.

We also have an on-line shop retailing my new book, My Racing Life, signed images, DVD's, models and a range of products that will increase over time. Please visit the site regularly and do not forget to sign up for the newsletter and comment on the news stories!

FEATURE ARTICLE:

Derek will drive a unique Bentley,‘Old Number One’, the winner of the 1930 Le Mans 24 hours race, in the Zoute Rally, part of the Zoute Grand Prix in Knokke-Heiswhich, Belgium, which runs from the 9th - 12th October 2014. Built in 1929, the Bentley has an interesting history. Following a long legal wrangle concerning the authenticity of the original Old Number One, the British High Court confirmed in 1990 that the car Derek will be driving is indeed the real Old Number One.
Derek has been recently appointed as an ambassador for the Fly Navy Heritage Trust, the Royal Navy charity that raises money to keep the Royal Navy's rare and remarkable historic aircraft flying.
It is often said: ‘Where has the year gone?’ I have been thinking this myself of late, as life has become something of a blur. In June, for example, I was down to share Mark Sumpter’s Porsche 962 in the Group C Historic race at Le Mans on the Saturday morning before the start of the main 24-hour event.
The 9th Annual Hope for Tomorrow's Charity Polo Day was held on the 28th June within the beautiful grounds of the Beaufort Polo Club, Westonbirt, South Gloucestershire.
The AA presented Derek with Honorary Life membership in recognition of his 50 years in motorsport, commemorated by a plaque handed over by Lord March at the Moving Motorshow on the Thursday of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the presence of Chris Jansen, CEO of the AA, and Edmund King, the president of the AA.

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