You might be forgiven for thinking that Balfe Motorsport’s story began in 1998 and, to a degree, you’d be right. However, the Balfe family name first appeared in motorsport further back. David Balfe is a former owner of Fortec Motorsport, one of the United Kingdom’s premier single-seater racing outfits. Indeed, as son Shaun describes: “Dad
Multiple GT racing champions Balfe Motorsport will return to the British GT Championship for 2019 with a brand-new McLaren 720S GT3 alongside a 570S GT4. Climbing behind the wheel of the 720S GT3 for the season will be 2017 International GT Open Pro-Am champions Shaun Balfe and McLaren Factory Driver Rob Bell. Family-run outfit
Class front-runners Michael O’Brien and Graham Johnson will join forces aboard a Balfe Motorsport-run McLaren 570S GT4 next season. O’Brien fell just two points shy of the Drivers’ title during a debut campaign in which he and Charlie Fagg finished third in the standings with Tolman Motorsport. The 24-year-old remains at the wheel of a
A family-run affair, Balfe Motorsport has been in existence since 1998 as a partnership between father and son David and Shaun Balfe. With former Fortec Motorsport owner David running the team and Shaun concentrating on driving it has consistently managed to compete against some of the biggest teams in Europe, taking championships and race wins across the continent.
Racing in series as diverse as Caterhams, Radicals, Spanish GT, International GT Open, and the British GT Championship, the team retains its close-knit, family atmosphere as it enters its 21st year of competition.