Celtic Speed took to the track last weekend in the South of France as the team raced in the Masters Endurance Legend race supporting the French Grand Prix at the stunning Paul Ricard circuit. The venue was hosting the French GP for the first time since 1990.
The Masters race saw a fabulous line up of Le Mans prototypes and GT’s and the grid included Red Bull designer and multiple world championship winner Adrian Newey, who lined up in a Ferrari 430.
Celtic Speed ran 2 cars for Tommy Dreelan and Keith Freiser, both Oreca Formula Le Mans prototypes running in the LMP2 category. After a great run in Free Practice the 2 cars qualified in 6th and 8th position overall with 6th – 9th separated by 3 10ths of a second!
The close qualifying times made for a great race and in Race 1 Keith finished 8th with Tommy 9th, also placing 5th and 6th in the LMP2 category. Race 2 saw a fantastic battle after Tommy jumped ahead of Keith at the start and lead for all but the last lap of the race with the final result seeing a 6th and 7th place overall and 4th and 5th in the P2 category.
The next race for the team will be at Le Mans next week for the Le Mans Classic which will see the team run the Porsche 962 for Tommy Dreelan and Aaron Scott. Last time at Le Mans the 962 won the race and the team are hoping for another super result at this beautiful track. The Le Mans classic is an incredible retrospective of the Le Mans 24 hour, the greatest endurance race in the world, and the 2nd largest motorsport event in France. In 2018 manufacturers, partners, race teams, famous drivers and car clubs will all get together to share the world heritage of this event!