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.

Depending on the class-type and the year run, the race has been run as a 2 hour, 2.5 hour, 3 hour, 4 hour, 6 hour or 8 hour event, or as a 200 mile, 225 km, 500 km or 1,000 km event – as shown in the race results in the tables below.

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 report
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 report
1972 France Gérard Larrousse Monaco Radio Monte Carlo Lola T210-Ford 2 hours Trophée Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship report
1973 United Kingdom John Lepp United Kingdom Red Rose Racing Chevron B23-Ford 2 hours Trophée Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship report
1974 France Alain Cudini Switzerland Equipe Switzerland Archambeaud Alpine A441-Renault 225 km (140 mi) Trophée d'Europe European 2-Litre Championship report
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 report
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) report
1978-1997: Not held
1998 Belgium Didier Theys
Switzerland Fredy Lienhard
Switzerland Horag-Lista Racing Ferrari 333 SP 2 hours, 30 minutes 2 hours, 30 minutes of Paul Ricard International Sports Racing Series report
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 report
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 report
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 report
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 report
2017 Russia Matevos Isaakyan
Russia Egor Orudzhev
Russia SMP Racing Dallara P217 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series report
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 report
2020 (4 Hours) United Kingdom Alex Brundle
United States Will Owen
Netherlands Job van Uitert
United Kingdom United Autosports Oreca 07 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series report
2020 (Le Castellet 240) United Kingdom Philip Hanson
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
United Kingdom United Autosports Oreca 07 4 hours Le Castellet 240 European Le Mans Series report
2021 Argentina Franco Colapinto
Russia Roman Rusinov
Netherlands Nyck de Vries
Russia G-Drive Racing Aurus 01 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series report
2022 Italy Lorenzo Colombo
Switzerland Louis Delétraz
Austria Ferdinand Habsburg
Italy Prema Racing Oreca 07 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series report

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 Report
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 Report
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 Results
1999-2005: Not held
2006 Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Belgium Bert Longin
Belgium Anthony Kumpen
Belgium GLPK-Carsport Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 500 km 500 km of Paul Ricard FIA GT Championship report
2007-2008: Not held
2009 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi
Brazil Roberto Streit
Brazil Sangari Team Brazil Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 2 hours 2 hours of Paul Ricard FIA GT Championship report
2010-2011: Not held
2012 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Christopher Mies
Germany Christopher Haase
Belgium Belgian Audi Club WRT Audi R8 LMS Ultra 3 hours 3 hours of Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series report
2013 Belgium Bas Leinders
Belgium Maxime Martin
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman
Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team BMW Z4 GT3 3 hours 3 hours of Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series report
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 report
2015 Belgium Wolfgang Reip
Japan Katsumasa Chiyo
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series report
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 report[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 report
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 report
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 report
2020 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist
France Côme Ledogar
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
Italy AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup report
2021 Australia Matthew Campbell
New Zealand Earl Bamber
France Mathieu Jaminet
United Arab Emirates GPX Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup report
2022 Italy Antonio Fuoco
Italy Davide Rigon
Brazil Daniel Serra
Italy Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup report

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