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Balfe Motorsport provides maiden British GT podium for McLaren 720s GT3

Race- and Championship-winning outfit Balfe Motorsport enjoyed a successful British GT Championship outing at Snetterton last weekend (May 18/19) as it took two podium finishes, including the first for the McLaren 720S GT3, and another for the 570S GT4. GT3 duo Shaun Balfe and Rob Bell bounced back from disappointment in race one, where they […]

Balfe Motorsport ready to resume GT3 and GT4 battles at Snetterton

The British GT Championship will line-up this weekend (May 18/19) at Snetterton for the second round of the 2019 season. Taking place after the season opener at Oulton Park, the East Anglia venue will test the team and drivers with its challenging layout featuring fast straights and a mixture of long and short corners on […]

The history of Balfe Motorsport, part four

If you recall, in the prior instalment of The History of Balfe Motorsport, the team parted ways with Ferrari to start a new era with McLaren – a relationship which continues to this day. Balfe’s first year with the McLaren turned out to be triumphant, taking the Pro-Am championship title in International GT Open.  The […]

Balfe Motorsport make “recovery of the century” taking the win at Oulton Park

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 ready to debut brand-new McLaren 720S GT3 alongside trusty 570S GT4

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 […]

The history of Balfe Motorsport, part three

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 […]

The history of Balfe Motorsport, part two

As you may recall, part one of The History of Balfe Motorsport covered David Balfe’s success with Fortec Motorsport and son Shaun’s first competitive laps in motorsport. Balfe Motorsport itself was formed in 1998, when Shaun won the Caterham Superlight championship. Despite the family association with junior single-seater racing, Shaun quickly knew his future lay […]

The history of Balfe Motorsport, part one

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 […]

Balfe Motorsport to debut McLaren 720S GT3 in British GT Championship

  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 […]

O’Brien joins Johnson aboard new-look Balfe-run McLaren GT4

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 […]

Balfe Motorsport Claims International GT Open Pro-Am Title

The Balfe Motorsport Team clinched the International GT Open Pro Am championship with one race in hand with a superb third place in the opening event at Barcelona

Next Stop – Hungaroring

After a two week break the Balfe Motorsport team head to Hungary. Watch the action live on BT Sport or via YouTube