AddressCircuit Paul Ricard2760 Route des Hauts du Camp - 83330 Le Castellet - France

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Built in 1970 by the French aniseed drink tycoon, Paul Ricard, the circuit which bears his name has hosted 14 F1 Grand Prix, 22 Bols d’Or and 12 World Championship Moto Grands Prix. Totally renovated by Philippe Gurdjian at the start of the 2000s, the circuit has become a benchmark for motor sport safety notably because of the asphalt run-off areas used instead of gravel traps.

In 2015 the Circuit Paul Ricard also welcomed the return of the famous Bol d’Or and in 2018 Formula One returned to the Côte d’Azur.

Formerly reserved for teams’ and manufacturers’ development testing, the circuit re-opened its doors to the general public in 2009. Since its creation in 2004, the Le Mans Series (followed by Le Mans Endurance and subsequently the European Le Mans Series) has staged the official pre season test at Le Castellet track, giving the international media and fans their first opportunity to see the contenders for one of the most coveted motor sport titles.

In 2018 the 4 Hours of Le Castellet moved from its traditional mid to end of season calendar slot to the opening round of the season, which has continued in 2019.

European Le Mans Series results 2018

LMP2: Racing Engineering - Oreca 07 - Gibson n°24 - Nato / Pla / Petit

LMP3: RLR MSport - Ligier JS P3 - Nissan n°15 - Farano / Van Uitert / Garofall

LMGTE: JMW Motorsport - Ferrari F488 GTE n°66 - Griffin / MacDowall / Molina

European Le Mans Series results 2017

LMP2: SMP Racing - Dallara P217- Gibson n°27 Isaakyan / Orudzhev

LMP3: United Autosports - Ligier JS P3 - Nissan n°2 - Falb / Rayhall

LMGTE: Spirit of Race - Ferrari 488 GTE n°55 - Cameron / Griffin / Scott

European Le Mans Series results 2016

LMP2: Thiriet by TDS Racing - ORECA05 Nissan n°46 - Beche / Conway / Thiriet

LMP3: Graff - Ligier JS P3 Nissan n°9 - Guibbert / Petit / Trouillet

LMGTE: JMW Motorsport - Ferrari F458 Italia n°66 - Bertolini / Butcher / Smith