We are Celtic Speed.
Thanks for taking the time to look at our website, here is a brief overview of the team.
Celtic Speed was set up in 2009 racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup UK Championship. The team enjoyed a great deal of success in Carrera Cup, running 3 cars and culminating in overall race victories with Rory Butcher in 2013.
Team principal Tommy Dreelan moved his focus to Historic races in 2011 and the team expanded with him into Group C racing. The team started with a Spice C2 Group C car, the very car that won the Group C world championship in 1986 and 1987 with the legendary Gordon Spice. The car was restored by Celtic Speed and scored a number of podium placings driven by Tommy and Aaron Scott. The Historic side of the team has grown over the past few seasons and have a 1976 March F1 car, the car that was raced in period by Arturio Merzario. They also have a stunning ex Kremer Racing Leyton House Porsche 962 and continue to race the Spice. In 2014 the team also acquired a Williams FW08 F1 car, the very car that took Keke Rosberg to the 1982 World Championship.
Over the past few years these cars have raced in many prestigious events including support races at the Le Mans 24 hours and the famous Monaco historic meeting around the streets of Monte Carlo. The highlight of the 2014 season was winning the Classic 24 hours of Daytona in the Porsche 962 after a stunning performance at America’s most well know race track. In 2015 the team scored many impressive performances and the standout result for the team was an overall victory in the Masters Historic F1 in Mexico where they supported the F1 World Championship.
For 2016 the cars will be prepared as ever under the guidance of Technical Manager Kieran Houldsworth who has formed a new team Akron Sport. The team, run by Kieran and Aaron Scott has been setup to prepare the cars and others like it. The cars will continue to race under the Celtic Speed banner and will run in the Group C Championship & the Masters Historic Formula One Championship this season plus ongoing support of the SMRC Scottish Mini Cup Series.
Rory Butcher will race in the European Le Mans Series in a JMW Motorsport Ferrari and he will continue to carry the Celtic Speed logo.