Marcel Balsa

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01 Jan 1909
Saint Frion


11 Aug 1984
Maisons-Alfort, Val-de-Marne, Paris



Grands Prix:

1 (1952)

Erstwhile and enthusiastic amateur, a car owner who took a few wins at French minor events, including a Formula 2 event at Montlhery in 1953. Balsa started his racing career in the mid 1930's, carrying on just before - and then immediately after - World War 2. Balsa stopped driving in the mid 1950's but then ran a sports car dealership and returned to the sport as an entrant in the 1970 Le Mans, providing a Porsche 911 for Pierre Mauroy, who then bought the car from Marcel, who continued running his garage for a while afterwards. Balsa was also notable as a car builder of special single-seaters and also entered and prepared racing cars for a number of clients.

Biography last updated 2 Feb 2023