Balfe Motorsport ready for home race at Donington Park

After suffering heartbreak at Silverstone last time out, Grantham-based Balfe Motorsport returns to the British GT Championship for its home race at Donington Park this weekend (June 22/23). Shaun Balfe and Rob Bell will return with the McLaren 720S GT3 for the fourth round of the season after battling for the victory in the three-hour, […]

Balfe Motorsport experiences highs and lows at Silverstone 500

Balfe Motorsport had a weekend of misfortune, with some positivity, at the third round of the British GT Championship season – the Silverstone 500 – last weekend (June 8/9), despite a three-car effort for its McLaren 720S GT3 and pair of McLaren 570S GT4 machines. It was a ‘what could have been’ event for GT3 […]

After podium success, Balfe Motorsport heads to the home of British motorsport

After two podium finishes at Snetterton last time out, Balfe Motorsport heads to the home of British motorsport this weekend (June 8/9), as the British GT Championship resumes for the challenging three-hour Silverstone 500, race six of the season. The Grantham-based outfit returns to the track three weeks after its success in East Anglia, where […]

Balfe Motorsport extends to three-car entry for British GT Championship rounds

Balfe Motorsport will continue its long-standing relationship with McLaren as it extends its British GT Championship entry to three cars for the spectacular Silverstone 500 and first visit to Donington Park in June – rounds three and four of the campaign – as Mia Flewitt and Stewart Proctor join the championship-winning outfit.  Alongside its full-season […]

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 […]