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Derek Bell is a British born racing legend and the supreme endurance driver in racing history to date. He won the Le Mans 24 Hour race 5 times and the Daytona 24 Hour 3 times and racked-up an impressive series of sports car and endurance race wins, twice being World Sportscar Champion.
Derek began his career in 1964 winning his first race in a Lotus 7 at Goodwood. He raced in Formula One when signed by Ferrari, followed by a spectacular history in Porsche cars winning more races for them than any driver since. Derek was the ‘Ace Consultant’ for Bentley Motors as two Bentley cars went one-two in the Le Mans 24 Hour 2003 race. Derek is currently racing for At Speed Motorsports, in the Speed World Challenge GT Series, and providing live in-car commentary.
Derek’s intimate knowledge of motor racing and its history is extensive. His enthusiasm for the sport is contagious. He filmed Le Mans with Steve McQueen, set a world speed record and still enjoys racing at 200+ mph today. He is an iconic British sporting legend and top commentator for F1 races.
His charisma, inspirational and highly motivating style have impressed audiences in both the USA and Europe and he is now available to take engagements in the UK.
5 x Winner Le Mans 24 Hour
3 x Winner Daytona 24 Hour
2 x Sportscar World Champion
Ferrari – former Formula One driver
Bentley – race consultant, taking 1st and 2nd places in Le Mans 2003
Bentley – assisted in developing the Continental GT model
Porsche – former driver and International Ambassador
Film double – drove for Steve McQueen in Le Mans
Recognition – awarded the MBE for services to sport
Derek gives business groups and organisations a rare insight into the world of Motorsport. He has gained a unique insight into what it takes to be a winner in this high-pressure environment. Team work, leadership, determination and motivation are key among the qualities needed to succeed in this most demanding of sports, Derek explains what it takes to build a winning team and compete for success at world level.
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