Brno: Balfe Motorsport preview

BALFE TEAM READY FOR THE CZECHERED FLAG The Balfe Motorsport team will embark on the next round of the FIA GT Championship at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic next weekend with the aim for another strong finish, on what it hopes will be...

BALFE TEAM READY FOR THE CZECHERED FLAG

The Balfe Motorsport team will embark on the next round of the FIA GT Championship at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic next weekend with the aim for another strong finish, on what it hopes will be an ideal track.

The twisty nature of the Brno circuit should suit the Mosler MT900R and, as the only team to get close to the works backed Porsche in the GT2/G2 category of the international series, another podium result is the goal for the small privateer squad.

"We're certainly looking forward to the race weekend at Brno," said Shaun Balfe. "It's one of the rounds since the start of the season that we've believed the car should be most suited to. It will be interesting to see what we can do at another new venue to the team, me and the car." He added.

The Mosler has undergone several developments over the first half of the season and the gap to the leading GT2 Porsches has slowly come down from race weekend to race weekend. However, the Balfe team is under no illusion as to what they are up against and is not expecting any great surprises at Brno.

"We know that the Porsche team is aware of us now and they will certainly have the upper hand wherever we go, in terms of data and experience. We also know that they can react to our pace quickly if necessary and they will certainly have a little bit in hand if we are suddenly right on their pace. But it would be great to be that next step closer."

"I think over the course of the three hour race we are still a little way off. But anything can happen in these races. One of the factory cars suffered at Silverstone and we were there to take second place. The team works so well together and we will go out with the same aim as always, to do our best and see where it puts us at the end of the weekend," added Balfe.

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Shaun Balfe