June 22 - 24 2018

Support Race to Formula 1 Grand Prix de France

LOCATION: LE CASTELLET, 48KMS FROM MARSEILLE

NEAREST AIRPORT: MARSEILLE PROVENCE AIRPORT (66KMS)

June 22 - 24 - 2016

Support Race to Formula 1 Grand Prix de France

LOCATION: LE CASTELLET, 48KMS FROM MARSEILLE

NEAREST AIRPORT: MARSEILLE PROVENCE AIRPORT (66KMS)

RACE REPORT

Our first Formula 1 support race of 2018 allowed us to take Masters Endurance Legends, our newest grid,  to a wonderful new venue for Masters.  The Masters Endurance Legends put on a great show as part of the razzmatazz at the Formula 1 Grand Prix de France!

 


lex Kapadia followed up his pole position with a dominant display during the first opening Masters Endurance Legends race of the weekend at Formula 1 venue Paul Ricard.

Kapadia cruised clear of his rivals aboard his ORECA-Nissan 03, building a lead of 2.5 seconds on the opening lap of the race, which took place in warm and sunny conditions on Saturday evening.

Both Kapadia and nearest opponent Michel Frey made a pit stop during the 13-lap race and ultimately maintained their positions, with Kapadia crossing the finish line 21.4 seconds to the good.

Frey’s pit stop dropped him to third, but he overhauled non-stopping Richard Dean’s Morgan Pescarolo 01 into Virage du Pont on the antepenultimate lap to reclaim second spot.
Dean was nonetheless able to climb onto the podium after working his way past Kriton Lendoudis’ Peugeot 908X, the pair coming across the line separated by just two seconds
Michel Lecourt preserved fifth in his Ferrari 333 SP, as Christian Philippon, Travis Engen, Keith Frieser, Tommy Dreelan and Darius Ahrabian completed a competitive top 10.

In the GT class, honours went to Xavier Tancogne, who thrust his Panoz GTR1 forwards to beat Alex Caffi to the finish by 7.5 seconds, with pole sitter Yoshiki Ohmura classifying third.

Alex Kapadia doubled up during a tense and dramatic second Masters Endurance Legends race of the weekend at Circuit Paul Ricard.

As he did in Saturday’s first race, Kapadia converted pole position into a comfortable advantage over his opponents, who jostled over second spot.

Michel Frey initially held the position but he was usurped by Kriton Lendoudis along the Mistral Straight, moments after the Peugeot 908X driver had been promoted to third when Richard Dean went wide at the Verrerie S.

Kapadia pitted his ORECA Nissan 03 on the ninth of 13 laps and emerged seven seconds behind new leader Lendoudis, setting up a chase towards the chequered flag, with Kapadia in hot pursuit.

But drama struck on the penultimate lap when Lendoudis clashed with GT driver Adrian Newey through the right-hander at Sainte-Baume, sending both spinning into the run-off.

That cleared the path for Kapadia, who passed his stricken rival to claim another victory, 14.9 seconds clear of Dean.

Michel Lecourt moved from fifth to third in the wake of Lendoudis’ clash and the retirement of Michel Frey, who pulled into the pits late on, while Lendoudis came home in fourth spot. Lendoudis received a post race time penalty for causing the collision.

In the GT class, Xavier Tancogne triumphed once more aboard his Panoz GTR1 as he finished comfortably clear of Yoshiki Ohmura, as Olivier Tancogne surged from last to third.


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