Barwell Motorsport has announced that Adam Balon is to join their GT3 squad in the British GT Championship in 2019.
Balon will be partnering with Lamborghini factory pro driver Phil Keen aboard the new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo, alongside returning drivers Jonny Cocker and Sam de Haan.
Balon has spent the last couple of years cutting his teeth in the British GT GT4 class aboard a McLaren 570S GT4, claiming wins in both the 2017 and 2018 championships.
A delighted Balon said, “So excited to be stepping up to GT3 with such high-quality players such as Barwell, Lambo and Phil Keen. No pressure then…”
Barwell team boss, Mark Lemmer added, “We have been following Adam’s performances and success in GT4 for a while now, and I do not doubt that he has what it takes to step up to become a championship challenger in the spectacular new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo.
The first time Adam tested with us he was immediately fast and fitted straight in with the Barwell philosophy, I’m sure he and Keeny are going to make a formidable partnership going forward!”
Lamborghini works driver, Phil Keen concluded by saying, “it’s great to be back for another year with Lamborghini and Barwell in BGT, really looking forward to working with Adam and seeing what we can achieve in our first year together.”
The first round of the 2019 British GT Championship kicks off at Oulton Park on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend in April.