6 Hours of Castellet

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1000km du Castellet
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Blancpain Endurance Series
Venue Circuit Paul Ricard
First race 1970
First BES race 2015
Distance 1000km
Laps 171
Duration 6 hours
Previous names Trophée Paul Ricard
Most wins (driver) Jean-Pierre Jarier (2)
Most wins (manufacturer) Lola (3)

The 1000km 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.

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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 Sportscar Championship report
1975-1976: Not held
1977 Italy Arturo Merzario
France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Italy 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 France Max Mamers Grac MT14S-Simca Championnat de France des Circuits report
1984 France Dominique Lacaud Lola-BMW 50 km (31 mi) Championnat de France des Circuits report
1985 France Bruno Sotty Osella PA8-BMW Championnat de France des Circuits report
1986-1997: 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 United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
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 United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
Japan Katsumasa Chiyo
Belgium Wolfgang Reip
Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series report
2016 United Kingdom Rob Bell
New Zealand Shane Van Gisbergen
France Côme Ledogar
United Kingdom Garage 59 McLaren 650S GT3 1000 Km 1000 km Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series report[1]

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