6 Hours of Castellet

The 1000 km of Castellet is a Blancpain Endurance Series sports car race held at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. The race began in 1970 as a round of the European 2-Litre Sportscar Championship, and World Sportscar Championship rounds were held in 1974 and 1977. The race was a French national championship race in the 1980s. It was revived in 1998 by the International Sports Racing Series and again in 2010 by the Le Mans Series as an 8-hour race. In 2015, the event returned to its 1000 km format making it only the second time to use that distance since 1974.

Results

Sports car races

Year Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Championship Report
1970 United Kingdom Brian Redman United Kingdom Chevron Cars Ltd Chevron B16-Ford 200 mi (320 km) Trophée International Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship
1971 Austria Helmut Marko
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Germany Karl von Wendt Racing Lola T212-Ford 3 hours Trophée Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship
1972 France Gérard Larrousse Monaco Radio Monte Carlo Lola T210-Ford 2 hours Trophée Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship
1973 United Kingdom United Kingdom Red Rose Racing Chevron B23-Ford 2 hours Trophée Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship
1974 France Alain Cudini Switzerland Equipe Switzerland Archambeaud Alpine A441-Renault 225 km (140 mi) Trophée d'Europe European 2-Litre Championship
France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
France Jean-Pierre Jarier
France Equipe Gitanes Matra-Simca MS670C 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 Km Le Castellet World Championship for Makes
1975-1976: Not held
1977 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Italy Arturo Merzario
Italy Autodelta SpA Alfa Romeo T33/SC/12 500 km (310 mi) 500 Km Paul Ricard World Sportscar Championship (Group 6)
1978-1997: Not held
1998 Belgium Didier Theys
Switzerland Fredy Lienhard
Switzerland Ferrari 333 SP 2 hours, 30 minutes 2 hours, 30 minutes of Paul Ricard International Sports Racing Series
1999-2009: Not held
2010 Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI 8 hours 8 Heures du Castellet Le Mans Series report
2011 France Emmanuel Collard
France Christophe Tinseau
France Julien Jousse
France Pescarolo Team Pescarolo 01 Evo-Judd 6 hours 6 Heures du Castellet Le Mans Series report
2012 France Pierre Thiriet
Switzerland Mathias Beche
France Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 03-Nissan 6 hours 6 Heures du Castellet European Le Mans Series report
2013 New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03-Nissan 3 hours 3 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series
2014 Austria Christian Klien
Switzerland Gary Hirsch
France Pierre Ragues
Switzerland Newblood by Morand Racing Morgan LMP2-Judd 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series
2015 Switzerland Gary Hirsch
United Kingdom Jon Lancaster
Sweden Björn Wirdheim
United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Gibson 015S-Nissan 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series
2016 Switzerland Mathias Beche
United Kingdom Mike Conway
France Pierre Thiriet
France Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 05 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series
2017 Russia Matevos Isaakyan
Russia Egor Orudzhev
Russia SMP Racing Dallara P217 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series
2018 France Norman Nato
France Paul Petit
France Olivier Pla
Spain Racing Engineering Oreca 07 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series report
2019 Australia James Allen
United Kingdom Ben Hanley
Sweden Henrik Hedman
United States DragonSpeed Oreca 07 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series

GT races

Year Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Championship Report
1994 France Bob Wollek
France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Spain Jesús Pareja
France Larbre Compétition Porsche 911 Turbo S LM-GT 4 hours 4 hours of Paul Ricard BPR Global GT Series
1995 United Kingdom Ray Bellm
Brazil Maurizio Sandro Sala
United Kingdom Gulf Racing GTC McLaren F1 GTR 4 hours 4 hours of Le Castellet BPR Global GT Series
1996 United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United Kingdom James Weaver
United Kingdom Gulf Racing GTC McLaren F1 GTR 4 hours 4 hours of Le Castellet BPR Global GT Series Results
1997: Not held
1998 United Kingdom Geoff Lister
United Kingdom Maxwell Beaverbrook
United Kingdom Barrie Williams
United Kingdom #9 BVB Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Evo 4 hours 4 hours of Paul Ricard GTR Euroseries
1999-2011: Not held
2012 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Christopher Mies
Germany Christopher Haase
Belgian Audi Club WRT Audi R8 LMS Ultra 3 hours 3 hours of Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series
2013 Belgium Bas Leinders
Belgium Maxime Martin
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman
Marc VDS Racing Team BMW Z4 GT3 3 hours 3 hours of Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series
2014 United Kingdom Steven Kane
United Kingdom Guy Smith
United Kingdom Andy Meyrick
M-Sport Bentley Bentley Continental GT3 3 hours 3 hours of Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series
2015 Belgium Wolfgang Reip
Japan Katsumasa Chiyo
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series
2016 France Côme Ledogar
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
United Kingdom Rob Bell
United Kingdom Garage 59 McLaren 650S GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series [1]
2017 Belgium Maxime Soulet
Spain Andy Soucek
Monaco Vincent Abril
United Kingdom Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
2018 Spain Albert Costa
Austria Christian Klien
Germany Marco Seefried
Switzerland Emil Frey Lexus Racing Lexus RC F GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
2019 France Jules Gounon
United Kingdom Steven Kane
South Africa Jordan Pepper
United Kingdom Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

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