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BGTC: Balfe Motorsport Rockingham qualifying notes

Balfe Motorsport pair, Jamie Derbyshire and Shaun Balfe will line up on pole position for round eight of the British GT Championship at Rockingham tomorrow (August 3) after Balfe set a time almost two seconds clear of the sportscar opposition...

Balfe Motorsport pair, Jamie Derbyshire and Shaun Balfe will line up on pole position for round eight of the British GT Championship at Rockingham tomorrow (August 3) after Balfe set a time almost two seconds clear of the sportscar opposition during qualifying.

Balfe's lap of 1m 36.68s was enough to state the team's intention of returning to the top of the podium after its run of bad luck over the last two races in the series. Balfe was obviously happy with the pace of the Mosler MT900R and the team's performance so far this weekend.

"The team are working really well so far this meeting and the car is behaving itself and it is making everything easy for us. We have been fine tuning the set-up and the time is just coming to us, we haven't had to push that hard to set the time."

"It's great to be in that position for the race tomorrow and hopefully we can carry it through to the end of the race." He added.

The team will hit the track tomorrow morning (Sunday) at 10:00am for the warm-up before the 75-minute race starts at 15;45.

<pre> Qualifying times for Round Eight of the British GT Championship -- Rockingham

1, Shaun Balfe/Jamie Derbyshire         1m 36.68s
2, Colin Blower/Jay Shepherd            1m 38.59s
3, Shane Lynch/Piers Johnson            1m 38.60s
4, Martin Short/Tom Herridge            1m 38.64s
5, Steve Hyde/Gareth Evans              1m 39.63s
6, Steven Brady/Aaron Scott             1m 39.68s

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Series GT
Drivers Aaron Scott , Martin Short , Tom Herridge , Shaun Balfe , Jamie Derbyshire , Shane Lynch , Piers Johnson , Gareth Evans , Steve Hyde , Steven Brady , Colin Blower