The history of Balfe Motorsport

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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 […]

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 […]