Rob Bell secures first podium of the season
19th May 2019
Rob Bell got his 2019 British GT campaign fully underway at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit with teammate Shaun Balfe and the Balfe Motorsport team. After a difficult opening round of the championship, the pair proved their undeniable form at the second round of the series as they secured an important third-place finish to kick-start the challenge on the GT3 championship.
The milestone result for the team – in only the second race weekend of the season – was also the first podium for the McLaren 720S GT3 in the British GT championship, which makes its customer team debut in 2019.
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“It is a great feeling to be back on the podium with Shaun and the whole Balfe Motorsport team, and it is a great achievement for us to be challenging at the front of such a competitive grid. We had a slightly rocky start to the season, but this result highlights all the hard work put in by the whole team at Balfe Motorsport, and it was a great drive by Shaun.
“It is great to score our first podium with the car, and the first one for McLaren in the UK. We are becoming stronger as a unit each time we head out on track, and the 720S GT3 is already proving itself around the world. We now head to Silverstone for our biggest challenge yet, but confidence has never been higher, and I am sure that we will be pushing for another podium and important championship points.”
The next round of the British GT championship takes place at the home of British motorsport – Silverstone – for the three-hour Silverstone 500 event, 8-9 June.