Erwan Bastard (born 9 June 1998) is a French racing driver and engineering student.[1] He will be competing for Saintéloc Junior Team in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, having taken the GT4 European Series and French GT4 Cup titles alongside Roee Meyuhas in 2022.[2]

Erwan Bastard
NationalityFrance French
Born (1998-06-09) 9 June 1998 (age 25)
Loiret, France
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup career
Debut season2023
Current teamSaintéloc Junior Team
Racing licence FIA Silver
Starts1 (1 entries)
Wins0
Podiums0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finishTBD in 2023
Previous series
202122
2019–22
GT4 European Series
French GT4 Cup
Championship titles
2022
2022
GT4 European Series
French GT4 Cup

Early career Edit

Having driven in rental karts from the age of eight, Bastard began racing competitively at the age of 13.[3] Following a number of podiums in the Center-Bourgogne Trophy during his debut year, the Frenchman would go on to finish as runner-up of the same series the following season.[4] He then went on to drive in various national championships until the end of 2017.

GT4 career Edit

2018: Sportscar debut Edit

The 2018 season saw Bastard stepping up to car racing, teaming up with Pierre-André Nicolas at the FOXO team in the Porsche Club Motorsport France championship.[5] Driving in a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, the pair took four podiums over the course of the season and ended up second in the standings.[4]

2019: First French GT season Edit

Bastard moved to the French GT4 Cup in 2019, where he joined Schatz Lestienne Racing.[6] After a pair of retirements at the season opener in Nogaro, one of which was caused by Bastard after going off into the gravel during Race 1, the Frenchman and his teammate Sylvain Caroff were reallocated from the Pro-Am to the Am category for the remainder of the season.[7] The pairing experienced a positive season, taking five class podiums, including pairs at Lédenon and Magny-Cours respectively, which elevated Bastard to fourth in the drivers' championship.[8]

At the end of the year, Bastard took part in the TTE Endurance at the Circuit de la Sarthe, where he finished third.[9]

2020: Am class title assault Edit

ANS Motorsport would be the team Bastard moved to for another assault at the French GT4 Cup in 2020, as he and Caroff returned to the Am class in a Ginetta G55 GT4.[10][11] The season began positively, as Bastard took his first victory in the series at the season opener in Nogaro and followed that up with a subsequent victory at Magny-Cours, taking the team to the front of the standings.[12][13] Another win at the Circuit d'Albi coupled with four podiums at the two rounds in Le Castellet brought the outfit into title contention, however they would be forced to settle for third overall at the conclusion of the campaign.[14][15]

2021: Progression to Silver Cup Edit

For 2021, Bastard moved up to the Silver category, driving for TGR CMR alongside Antoine Potty.[16] Despite taking seven podiums, including five from the final five races, Bastard and Potty were unable to get embroiled in the championship fight, eventually landing fourth in the standings.[17]

2022: Title year Edit

Pairing up with Roee Meyuhas at Saintéloc Racing, Bastard partook in a double campaign during the 2022 season, driving an Audi R8 LMS GT4 Evo in the GT4 European Series and French GT4 Cup.[18] The pair would control the latter championship, scoring four victories and securing the title with one round remaining.[19] At the same time, Bastard and Meyuhas managed to narrowly beat the duo of Lluc Ibáñez and Enzo Joulié in the European Series, with a race-winning overtake at Spa-Francorchamps and a dominant drive at Hockenheim being a pair of standout performances from the Frenchman.[20][21]

GT3 career Edit

2022: First GT3 race Edit

At the end of 2022, Bastard joined Christopher Haase and Patric Niederhauser at Saintéloc, competing at the Gulf 12 Hours with an Audi R8 LMS Evo II.[22] Having managed to evade mistakes throughout the event, the French driver contributed to a podium finish for the squad, a third place that Bastard called "unbelievable".[23]

2023: Full GTWC season Edit

Bastard remained with Saintéloc in 2023, partnering Patric Niederhauser in the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup and being part of the team's Silver Cup line-up in the Endurance Cup alongside Grégoire Demoustier and Paul Evrard.[24]

Racing record Edit

Racing career summary Edit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2018 Porsche Club Motorsport France FOXO ? ? ? ? 4 ? 2nd
2019 French GT4 Cup - Pro-Am Schatz Lestienne Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
French GT4 Cup - Am 10 0 1 0 5 117 4th
2020 French GT4 Cup - Am ANS Motorsport 12 3 0 3 8 172 3rd
2021 French GT4 Cup - Silver TGR CMR 12 0 0 0 7 153 4th
2022 GT4 European Series - Silver Saintéloc Racing 12 3 1 1 6 159 1st
French GT4 Cup - Silver 12 4 2 2 7 202 1st
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi Sport Team Saintéloc 1 0 0 0 1 15 15th
2023 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Saintéloc Junior Team 1 0 0 0 0 0* NC*
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup - Silver 0 0 0 0 6* 7th*
GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup 4 0 0 0 0 3.5* 13th*
24H GT Series - GT3 2 1 0 0 2 76* 1st*

* Season still in progress.

Complete French GT4 Cup results Edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2019 Schatz Lestienne Racing Ginetta G55 GT4 Pro-Am NOG
1

Ret
NOG
2

Ret
NC 0
Am PAU
1

24
PAU
2

18
LÉD
1

16
LÉD
2

18
SPA
1

17
SPA
2

Ret
MAG
1

16
MAG
2

11
LEC
1

27
LEC
2

22
4th 117
2020 ANS Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 Am NOG
1

16
NOG
2

20
NOG
3

15
MAG
1

8
MAG
2

25†
LEC1
1

Ret
LEC1
2

18
LEC1
3

21
ALB
1

15
ALB
2

Ret
LEC2
1

18
LEC2
2

15
3rd 172
2021 TGR CMR Toyota GR Supra GT4 Silver NOG
1

14
NOG
2

8
MAG
1

8
MAG
2

18
ALB
1

7
ALB
2

Ret
SPA
1

30
SPA
2

2
LÉD
1

12
LÉD
2

11
LEC
1

5
LEC
2

7
4th 153
2022 Saintéloc Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 Evo Silver NOG
1

2
NOG
2

5
MAG
1

5
MAG
2

5
ALB
1

6
ALB
2

9
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

1
LÉD
1

1
LÉD
2

1
LEC
1

30
LEC
2

4
1st 202

Complete GT4 European Series results Edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2022 Saintéloc Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 Evo Silver IMO
1

4
IMO
2

4
LEC
1

23
LEC
2

21
MIS
1

32
MIS
2

11
SPA
1

3
SPA
2

1
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

1
CAT
1

2
CAT
2

8
1st 159

Complete GT World Challenge results Edit

GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Edit

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pos. Points
2023 Saintéloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS Evo II Silver MNZ
41
LEC
24
SPA
6H

47
SPA
12H

43
SPA
24H

30
NÜR
35
CAT 5th* 47*

*Season still in progress.

GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup Edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2023 Saintéloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS Evo II Pro BRH
1

28†
BRH
2

10
MIS
1

17
MIS
2

7
HOC
1

31†
HOC
2

3
VAL
1
VAL
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
9th* 13*

* Season still in progress.

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