05/09/2015 - 06/09/2015
Built in 1970 by the French aniseed drink tycoon, Paul Ricard, the circuit which bears his name has hosted 14 F1 Grands 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 welcomed the return of the famous Bol d'Or.
Formerly reserved for teams' and manufacturers' development testing, the circuit re-opened its doors to the general public in 2009 at the instigation of its then director, Gérard Neveu. Since its creation in 2004, the Le Mans Series (followed by Le Mans Endurance and subsequently the European Le Mans Series) has begun each season at the Le Castellet track in the South of France by means of the annual international press gathering.
In 2013 the ELMS season closed at Paul Ricard, while last year it was the penultimate race and was won by the Swiss NewBlood by Morand Racing team.
European Le Mans Series Results (2014):
LMP2: NewBlood by Morand Racing – No.43 Morgan Judd – Klien/Hirsch/Ragues
LMGTE: AF Corse – No.55 Ferrari 458 Italia – Cameron/Griffin/Rugolo
GTC: SMP Racing – No.73 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 – Ladygin/Markosov/Beretta
European Le Mans Series results (2013):
LMP2: Murphy Prototypes –No.18 ORECA 03-Nissan – Hartley/Hirschi
LMGTE: Ram Racing –No.52 Ferrari F458 Italia – Mowlem/Griffin
LMPC: Team Endurance Challenge –No.48 FLM ORECA 09 – Pons/Ayari
GTC: SMP Racing –No.69 Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 – Babini/Shaitar/Ladygin
Free Practice 1 05/09/2015 10:30 Duration : 90 min. Results
Free Practice 2 05/09/2015 15:00 Duration : 90 min. Results
Qualifying LMGTE & GTC 06/09/2015 09:00 Duration : 20 min. Results
Qualifying LMP2 & LMP3 06/09/2015 09:30 Duration : 20 min. Results
Race 06/09/2015 13:00 Duration : 240 min. Results
2760 Route des Hauts du Camp 83330 Le Castellet France
Length (Km) : 5.861
Left turns : 5
Right turns : 8
Website : http://www.circuitpaulricard.com/
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