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.

1000km du Castellet
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VenueCircuit Paul Ricard
First race1970
First BES race2015
Distance1000km
Laps171
Duration6 hours
Previous namesTrophée Paul Ricard
Most wins (driver)Jean-Pierre Jarier (2)
Most wins (manufacturer)Lola (3)

ResultsEdit

Year Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Championship Report
1970   Brian Redman   Chevron Cars Ltd Chevron B16-Ford 200 mi (320 km) Trophée International Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship report
1971   Helmut Marko
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille
  Karl von Wendt Racing Lola T212-Ford 3 hours Trophée Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship report
1972   Gérard Larrousse   Radio Monte Carlo Lola T210-Ford 2 hours Trophée Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship report
1973   John Lepp   Red Rose Racing Chevron B23-Ford 2 hours Trophée Paul Ricard European 2-Litre Championship report
1974   Alain Cudini   Equipe Switzerland Archambeaud Alpine A441-Renault 225 km (140 mi) Trophée d'Europe European 2-Litre Championship report
  Jean-Pierre Beltoise
  Jean-Pierre Jarier
  Equipe Gitanes Matra-Simca MS670C 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 Km Le Castellet World Championship for Makes report
1975-1976: Not held
1977   Jean-Pierre Jarier
  Arturo Merzario
  Autodelta SpA Alfa Romeo T33/SC/12 500 km (310 mi) 500 Km Paul Ricard World Sportscar Championship (Group 6) report
1978-1982: Not held
1983   Max Mamers Grac MT14S-Simca Championnat de France des Circuits report
1984   Dominique Lacaud Lola-BMW 50 km (31 mi) Championnat de France des Circuits report
1985   Bruno Sotty Osella PA8-BMW Championnat de France des Circuits report
1986-1997: Not held
1998   Didier Theys
  Fredy Lienhard
  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   Rinaldo Capello
  Allan McNish
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI 8 hours 8 Heures du Castellet Le Mans Series report
2011   Emmanuel Collard
  Christophe Tinseau
  Julien Jousse
  Pescarolo Team Pescarolo 01 Evo-Judd 6 hours 6 Heures du Castellet Le Mans Series report
2012   Pierre Thiriet
  Mathias Beche
  Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 03-Nissan 6 hours 6 Heures du Castellet European Le Mans Series report
2013   Brendon Hartley
  Jonathan Hirschi
  Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03-Nissan 3 hours 3 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series report
2014   Christian Klien
  Gary Hirsch
  Pierre Ragues
  Newblood by Morand Racing Morgan LMP2-Judd 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series report
2015   Gary Hirsch
  Jon Lancaster
  Björn Wirdheim
  No. 41 Greaves Motorsport Gibson 015S-Nissan 4 hours 4 Hours of Le Castellet European Le Mans Series report
2015   Wolfgang Reip
  Katsumasa Chiyo
  Alex Buncombe
Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series report
2016   Côme Ledogar
  Shane van Gisbergen
  Rob Bell
  Garage 59 McLaren 650S GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series report[1]
2017   Maxime Soulet
  Andy Soucek
  Vincent Abril
  Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup report
2018   Albert Costa
  Christian Klien
  Marco Seefried
  Emil Frey Lexus Racing Lexus RC F GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup report
2019   Jules Gounon
  Steven Kane
  Jordan Pepper
  Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup report

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