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British GT4 – third place in Pro-Am Championship for track-club drivers

track-club McLaren 570S GT4

 

track-club drivers Adam Balon and Adam Mackay took a superb third place in the British GT Pro-Am GT4 Championship at the end of a somewhat trying season with the new McLaren 570S GT4.  The former Lotus Cup drivers were the only Pro-Am team to take two outright GT4 victories during the season including the Blue Ribband Silverstone 500 race and were it not for a car issue at Spa which repeated itself despite a factory recall at Donington the team would have been in the running for the overall and Pro-Am championship titles.

Mackay who won the 2016 Lotus Cup title with track-club and Balon who finished third in the same championship drover superbly all season after an opening round win that made the paddock sit up and notice the series newcomers.  This victory was proved no fluke at the Silverstone round where the three hour race saw the flawless execution of four driving stints and three tyre and refuelling pit stops by the team put them in position for the biggest victory of their careers.

Unfortunately an issue traced to the design of the 570S manifold put paid to what was looking like a promising weekend at Spa and despite a factory fix the problem re-occured at Donington robbing the two drivers of a second place finish in the race.

The team are now focusing on working with McLaren to help remedy the problem over the winter for another title attempt in 2018.

Donington Park Pit Stop