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Balfe Motorsport to use McLaren in British GT campaign

24 January 2018

Balfe Motorsport is set to run a multi-class McLaren British GT programme in 2018 after confirming both a 650s GT3 and 570s GT4 for the upcoming campaign.

Team owner Shaun Balfe will partner McLaren Automotive factory driver Rob Bell in the senior category, while the team will also oversee the 570S driven by 2016 GT4 champions Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson.

The campaign marks Balfe’s first British GT entry since 2013, and represents the first time McLaren will be seen in the British GT Championship’s top class since 2016.

“We’ve had a couple of great seasons in Europe, winning the Pro/Am title and finishing second overall, but now it’s time for a new challenge and British GT most definitely provides that,” explained  Balfe. “Yes, Rob and I have been racing the 650S for the last year-and-a-half and we enjoy a great Pro/Am relationship, but there’s a lot of unknowns this season and we expect to start on the back foot.

“We’ve never raced on the Pirelli tyres and the circuit temperatures will be very different to what we’re used to in Europe. Plus British GT’s race formats, with one, two and three-hour durations, add variety and place more emphasis on the team as a whole,” he added.

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