Balfe Motorsport enjoyed a successful weekend at the opening round of the British GT Championship. Held at a scorching Oulton Park, Graham Johnson and Michael O’Brien took third place in race one, plus a double podium in race two coming from the back to secure the Pro-Am win and second overall in class. A few gremlins
Balfe Motorsport will arrive at Oulton Park for the opening rounds of the British GT Championship this Easter weekend (April 19-22) with its brand-new McLaren 720S GT3, alongside the class-leading McLaren 570S GT4. The team will be hoping for better weather at the 2.6-mile Cheshire circuit after atrocious conditions last year curtailed any racing laps
At the end of part two of The History of Balfe Motorsport, the team’s racing was put on hold when the financial crisis of 2008 meant Shaun had to focus his time on the family business. During this time, however, Shaun dipped his foot into racing Radical cars after being presented an opportunity by Phil
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.