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BGTC: Balfe Motorsport Spa 24 hour preview

British GT pace-setter, Shaun Balfe, is getting geared up for his next big challenge later this month when he takes part in the Spa Francorchamps 24 Hour race, part of the International FIA GT Championship on July 27. The race winning British GT...

British GT pace-setter, Shaun Balfe, is getting geared up for his next big challenge later this month when he takes part in the Spa Francorchamps 24 Hour race, part of the International FIA GT Championship on July 27.

The race winning British GT driver will be competing in one of the Saleen S7R of Graham Nash Motorsport in which he made his successful international GT debut at the Petit Le Mans race in America last year.

"I've been looking forward to competing in a 24-hour event for a long time now." Says Balfe. "Obviously Le Mans is an ultimate aim but the Spa race is incredibly competitive and I just had to give it a go. The big grid will make it an interesting race."

The Newark Glass Group backed racer has been setting the pace in UK GTs this season and is fired up for the move to bigger and faster machinery once again after a great debut in the US late last year.

"The competition in the FIA Championship is world class. It will be great experience for me to go head to head with some of the best Sportscar drivers in the world." Said Shaun.

"The Saleen is a great car to drive and I found it easy to get use to when I did Petit Le Mans and that was at a track I had never been to before. I've been to Spa loads of times and I love the layout and speed of the circuit so I can't wait to get out and see how we get on." He added.

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