Taylor To Race The Balfe Saleen
Balfe Motorsport has signed Nigel Taylor to partner Shaun Balfe
in its Saleen S7R at the next round of the FIA GT Championship,
at Paul Ricard in two weeks’ time.
raced for the team in 2004, when he and Shaun Balfe won the Spanish
GT Championship, in the team’s Mosler MT900R. He's seen on
the right receiving both winners' trophies after that championship
is initially for the Ricard round only. However, both Nigel Taylor
and the team will review the possibility of him racing at the following
round, at Dijon, after next weekend’s event.
Taylor had a chance to try the car during a test
at Pembrey earlier this week and the team was pleased with how he
adapted to the car straight away.
“Nigel knows the team well and during his test he adapted
to the Saleen very quickly and put in some really good lap times,”
commented Shaun Balfe. “The last time we raced together at
Paul Ricard was 1997 in a 500km race in a Caterham, which we won!
So maybe we can have some more luck this time too.”
“The team has been far from idle while the rest of the grid
was at Spa,” continued Shaun Balfe. “We’ve made
some upgrades to the bodywork and there are a few areas in the set-up
and in the cockpit that we’ve worked on that we hope will
see us make the final push to be able to mix it with the rest of
the field. We’re looking forward to seeing where we are at