Meet the

Adam Smalley

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Age: 22
Lives: Poulton Le Fylde

Adam is an exceptional racing talent with a history of winning since the start of his career. From his karting heritage to winning the prestigious Porsche Junior Scholarship to 3 national championships in just 5 years of racing.

In 2021 Adam was announced as the Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2022 / 2023 Junior, which gave him financial support from Porsche UK and Porsche Retail to support his future in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. 

Adam made his debut in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship in 2022 and after a hard-fought season, he finished 2nd just eight agonising points away from clinching the title. But in 2023 he secured the Championship title win, with an impressive 14 podiums in 16 races and 39 points ahead of second place.

Adam now moves on to the British GT Championship for the 2024 season with confidence and the drive to take on the challenge.

Career Highlights:

  • 2015 Junior Rotax Champion (Karting)
  • 2016 Ginetta Junior Scholarship Winner
  • 2017 Ginetta Junior Winter Series Champion
  • 2018 Ginetta Junior National Champion
  • 2021 Ginetta GT4 Supercup Champion
  • 2021 Porsche Junior Scholarship Winner
  • 2023 - Porsche Carrera Cup GB Champion
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Shaun Balfe

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Age: 51
Lives: Grantham

Growing up around race circuits supporting his father's race team, at 17 years old Shaun embarked on his own race career. Since this time he has ventured into various championships including the FIA GT World Championship, Radical European Masters, and V de V.

During his time behind the wheel Shaun has had an extensive career in GT Racing, where he has raced in the UK and across Europe competing in the British GT Championship, FIA GT Championship, GT World Challenge, International GT Open, and the Spanish GT Championship.

As an early adopter of new cars, in 2019, Shaun delivered McLaren its entry in the UK GT Championship with the 720S GT3, finishing third overall, with only 5 points separating the top 3 teams. Following a few years in different GT cars, in 2024 Shaun joins forces with Garage 59 ready to take the grid by storm with the McLaren 720s GT3 EVO.

Career Highlights:

  • 1998 – Caterham Superlight Championship

  • 2005 - Drivers' and Teams' honours, Spanish GT series

  • 2004 - Spanish GT championship

  • 2005 – Siverstone 24 Hour Champion

  • 2017 - International GT Open Pro-Am Champion

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