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Bentley racing driver Steven Kane has raced Saudi Arabia’s desert passenger train in a four-hour sprint from Riyadh to Dammam.
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Race commemorates Bentley ‘Blue Train’ run of 1930
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The 480 km route was completed in a Continental GT V8 S Convertible and was won by Kane by a difference of six minutes.
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The event was planned to memorialise the 1930 Blue Train race where three-time Le Mans winner Woolf Barnato contested from Cannes to Calais.
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According to Kane, the occasion was far more stressful than a stint at Le Mans, which spans for four hours as well.
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“The heat, the conditions, not knowing where the train was, while driving within the limits of the country’s regulations. It was a race like no other. I hope Barnato would be proud,” said Kane.