Photography by Muoi Tran • For nearly a decade, StanceWorks has followed, and to the best of our ability, supported Amir Bentatou and his racing efforts. From support on his original time attack-focused E36 build, to Protomachine involvement on the latest rendition of his NSX, we’ve been proud to be at least a small part of his journey. Today, we celebrate his victory, not only in his class, but overall, in Global Time Attack’s second event of 2020.
Subverting expectations: from movies, books, and pop culture, to music, news, and yes, even cars too, it’s a key element of story telling and artistry. It’s “the twist” that aims to keep anything and everything fresh and unexpected. However, there’s something to be said for the clear, the concise, and the evident: an “on the nose” approach with no room for interpretation can deliver a powerful message.
It was just more than a year ago that StanceWorks partnered with Amir Bentatou and his ’97 BMW M3 in an attempt to take on the world of Time Attack racing. Our first foray into the world of Motorsports began with Super Lap Battle 2013, where we took home a second place finish in the Enthusiast Class, with a margin of a mere two-tenths of a second behind the winner. However, that wasn’t enough to satisfy our appetite for victory.