The Dix Mille Tours du Castellet 2018 was held 1-2 September at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. Record crowds of 15,000 spectators shared their common passion at the 9th annual historic car racing event that featured nine grids on the 25-turn, 3.64-mile track near Marseille.
The Dix Mille Tours has been on the Peter Auto calendar of events since 2010. The entrants eagerly await this rendezvous due to the quality of the infrastructure at the Paul Ricard circuit, as well as the technical challenge posed by its layout. The wide run-off areas that border the track give the drivers, whether experienced or not, the opportunity to go pedal to the metal at the wheel of cars that are of great historic value.
Nearly 300 entrants participated in the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet 2018, such as the 1955 Maserati 300 S, 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, 1968 Ford GT40, 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL, 1980 Porsche 935 K3 and 1989 Sauber-Mercedes C11. The fabulous Peugeot 908 was also in action at Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France. Spectators were fortunate to see one of the French prototypes running as it shared the track with other ‘modern’ race cars like the 1997 Ferrari 333 SP, the 2002 Dodge Viper GTS-R and the 2004 Maserati MC12, which were part of the twenty cars in Global Endurance Legends.
Dix Mille Tours du Castellet 2018 – Photo Gallery (photos: Photo Classic Racing, Fotorissima, Julien Hergault, Pierre-Yves Riom)
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[Source: Peter Auto; photos: photos: Photo Classic Racing, Fotorissima, Julien Hergault, Pierre-Yves Riom]