Paul Ricard - Dix Mille Tours 5th - 7th October - Timings and Results
Free Practice Timings - October 5th
First Qualifying Session - Saturday Morning
Second Qualifying Session - Saturday Afternoon
Race Results - Sunday 7th Afternoon
Race report courtesy of Dailysportscar.net
The “Dix Mille Tours du Castellet” had its third edition under the sign of success. Now, one of the major European classic meetings, the event gathers high quality grids putting successively GTs, Sports and Touring and Single-seater cars on the track.
As usual, the Peter Auto grids formed the event’s backdrop: Classic Endurance Racing with its two groups C.E.R 1 and C.E.R 2, the Trofeo Nastro Rosso and the Sixties' Endurance. A newcomer joined these four grids: 'Nineties' Red' for Ferrari F40s and SP 333 prototypes. Of course Group C, and the FIA Historic Formula One grid were all present at the High Tech Test Track at Paul Ricard and we were blessed with glorious sunshine throughout the weekend.
On behalf of Group C I would particularly like to thank the organising team of Peter Auto, Patrick Peter, Guillaume Le Metayer, Quentin Potherat and the FFSA for this fantastic event. We very much look forward to being a part of this event again next year.
Fastest Qualifying laps went to:
C1 – Gareth Evans/Bob Berridge (Mercedes C11) – 1m46.613
C2 – Mike Donovan (Spice SE88C) – 1m56.453
Below are the Group C winners from the weekend in C1 and C2...
Congratulations to winners of the Race on Sunday in C1 –
1st Steve Tandy/Joe Osborne – Nissan R90CK
2nd Pierre-Alain France – Porsche 962C
3rd Eric Rickenbacker – Cheetah
Congratulations to winners of the Race on Sunday in C2 –
1st Mike Donovan – Spice SE88C
2nd Adrian Watt – Argo JM19C
Fastest Laps in the Race went to:
Gareth Evans/ Bob Berridge (Mercedes C11) in C1 with a 1m49.657
Mike Donovan (Spice SE88C) in C2 with a 1m59.266
A huge thank you to all of you who attended the Dix Mille Tours and for making it such a great weekend, WELL DONE EVERYONE!
We had lots of great comments from the organisers and enthusiasts over the weekend, all of whom expressed how good it was to see such a fantastic and varied turn out of Group C cars.