Celtic Speed : Team

Meet the team

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Tommy Dreelan

Tommy Dreelan

Team Principal

Irish born Tommy has been based in Aberdeen for many years, so the name ‘Celtic Speed’ was an ideal choice for him.

He competed in the British Carrera Cup Series 2008 – 2011.

Tommy now competes in Group C Series and F1 Historics.

Tommy’s Race History Results

2008

SMRC Knockhill Sports & Saloons

27 April - 2nd
24 June - 3rd
29 June - 2nd
03 August - 3rd
14 September - 1st

Porsche Carrera Cup Pro Am 2 Championship

Croft round 9 - 3rd
Croft round 10 - 3rd
Silverstone round 18 - 2nd
2008 pro Am 2 Championship - 2nd Place

GT Cup 18th May

Anglesey International - 3rd

GT Cup 28th June

Oulton Park - 3rd 

Porsche Open October

Spa - 2nd in Class

Anglesey Winter Series

30 November - 1st
30 November - 2nd 

2009

GT Cup 100 Knockhill

5 September - 2nd in Class
6 September - 3rd in Class

Britcar Endurance Championship, Night Race

7 November - 3rd in Class

2010

Dubai 24hr

Jan 2010 - 2nd in Class

SMRC 2010 Special Award to Celtic Speed

 

2011

Porsche Carrera Cup Pro Am 2 Championship

Knockhill round 12 - 3rd
Silverstone round 18 - 2nd 

Group C Historics

Brands Hatch Super Prix 3 July - 2nd in C2
Portimao Algarve Historics 21-23 October - 2nd in C2

 

2012

Group C Historics

Le Mans 24hr support race 15-17 June - 2nd in C2
Imola (Italy) Historic Grand Prix 19-21 October - 2nd in C2

Historics F1

Monaco Historic F1. 11-13 May – 21st out of 38 starters
Silverstone F1 support race – 2nd in class 


2013

Group C Historics

Circuit De Catalunya Barcelona (Spain) Classic Revival 12-14 April,  -Race 1, 4th in C1 class. -Race 2, 4th in C1 class.

Donington Historic Festival 3-5 May, -5th in C1 class.

SPA (Belgium) Classic 24-26 May,  -4th in C1 class.

Silverstone Classic 26-28 July, -6th in C1 class

3rd in C1 Championship

Historics F1

Circuit De Catalunya Barcelona (Spain) Classic Revival 12-14 April,  -3rd in class.

Silverstone Classic 26-28 July, -8th in class

SMRC

Presented the SMRC Special Award

2014

GROUP C HISTORICS

-SPA (Belgium) Classic 13-15 May- 6th in C1 class
-Le Mans 24hr support race 12-15 June- 7th in C1 class
-Silverstone Classic 24-27 July- Race 1- 8th in C1 class. Race 2- 7th in C1 class.
-Zandvoort (Holland) Historics 29-31 aug, Race 1- 3rd in C1 class. Race 2- 4th in C1 class
-Daytona (Florida) classic 24hr 12-16 Nov, 1st overall 

HISTORIC F1

-Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal (Canada) F1 Support Races. Race 1- 4th in class. Race 2- 4th in class
-Silverstone Classic 24-27 July. Race 1- 3rd in class. Race 2- 4th in class.
-Zandvoort (Holland) Historics 29-31 Aug, Race 1- 6th in class. Race 2- 9th in class
-Singapore F1 support races 25-27 sept. Race 1- 8th. Race 2- 8th.
-Jerez (Spain) Historic Festival 10-12 Oct. Race 1- 5th in class. Race 2- 5th in class. 


 2015

GROUP C HISTORICS

-Barcelona 17-19 April. Race 1, 4th in C1 class. Race 2, 4th in C1 class.
-SPA 22-24 May.  3rd in C1 class.
-Monza 19-21 June.  Race 1, 3rd in C1 class. Race 2 1st in class and overall winner.
-Silverstone Classic 24-26 July. Race 1,  2nd in C1 class. Race 2, 2nd in C1 class.
-Paul Ricard (France) 4th in C1 class.
-Daytona (Florida) Historic 24hr, 4th overall
-2nd in C1 Championship 

HISTORIC F1

-Barcelona 17-19 April. 11th in class.
-Road Atlanta (USA) 23-26 April.  Race 1, 6th in class. Race 2, 4th in class.
-Monza 18-21 June,  Race 1, 7th in class. Race 2, 6th in class.
-Silverstone Classic 24-26 July, 10th in class.
-Road America (USA) 16-19 July,  Race 1, 6th in class, Race 2, 2nd in class.
-Leguna Seca (USA) 12-15 Aug,  Race 1, 19th, Race 2, 18th.
-Zandvoort (Holland) 28-30 Aug,  Race 1, 6th in class, Race 2, 6th in class.
-Austin (Texas) 23-25 Oct, Historic F1, Support races to Formula 1 15th.
-Mexico 30 Oct-1 Nov, Historic F1, Support Races to Formula 1.  Race 1, 12th. Race 2 11th.

2016

Group C Historics

 - Jarama (Spain) 1-3 April. C1 class. Race 1 4th. Race 2 3rd.
- Dijon (France) 2-5 June. C1 class. Race 1 5th. Race 2 4th.
- Silverstone Classic 29-31 July.  C1 class. Race 1 3rd. Race 2 3rd.
- Paul Ricard (France) 30 sept-2 oct. C1 class.  Race 1 4th. Race 2 2nd.
- Suzuka (Japan) Sound of Engine 2016. Race 1 3rd. Race 2 2nd.
- 2nd in Group C (C1) Championship.

Historics F1

- Monaco Historics 13-15 May. 19th out of 41 starters.
- Brands Hatch GP 27-29 May. 8th in class.
- Silverstone Classic 29-31 July. Race 1 10th in class. Race 2 9th in class.
- Leguna Seca 18-21 Aug. Race 1 23rd. Race 2 16th.
- Zandvoort (Holland) 2-4 Sept. Race 1 4th in class. Race 2 4th in class.
- Austin (Texas) 21-23 Sept. Support Races to F1. 10th.
- Mexico 28-30 Oct. Support Races to F1. Race 1 12th. Race 2 8th.

Rory Butcher

Rory Butcher

Driver

2019
British Touring Car Championship with Cobra Sport AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing

2018
British Touring Car Championship with AmD Tuning
Silverstone 24 Hours – TCR Class with JW Bird Motorsport
VLN races with Wolkenhorst Motorsport
Peter Auto Sixties Classic with Classic Performance Engineering

2017
European Le Mans Series GTE Class
Blancpain Endurance Series with AF Corse
British Touring Car Championship with Motorbase Performance
VLN races with Wolkenhorst Motorsport

2016
2nd Overall European Le Mans Series GTE Class – 3 Victories.
Mugello 12 Hours in Ferrari 458 GTE (Qualified 2nd, Fastest lap of race)
British GT – Beachdean Aston Martin with Andrew Howard
VLN – 2 races with Wolkenhorst Motorsport
Barcelona 24 Hours – DNS (fastest lap of weekend in practice)
3rdOverall Dubai 24 Hours SP3 Class

2015
4th Overall British GT Championship (2 Wins)
European Le Mans Series GTE Class (2 events, 1 podium finish)
Blancpain Endurance Series (1 event, top ten finish overall, 57 GT3 cars)
Rolex 24 at Daytona - 7thGTD Class

2014
9th Overall in British GT Championship (2 podiums)

2013
3rd Overall in Porsche Carrera Cup GB (5 wins, 19 podiums) with Celtic Speed

2012
5th Overall in Porsche Carrera Cup GB (2 wins, 2 poles, 9 podiums) with Celtic Speed

2011
2ndOverall in Porsche Carrera Cup GB Pro Am 1 with Celtic Speed

2010
British GT4 Championship- 2nd Porsche Carrera Cup Guest Drive- 1st in Class with Celtic Speed

2009
Scottish Formula Ford - Champion UK National Formula Ford Championship – 2nd
Formula Ford Festival- WINNER (60 entriies)

2008
Scottish Formula Ford Championship – 3rd

Awards
Scottish Motor Racing Club Award 2018
Scottish Young Single Seater Award
Scottish Young Saloon Car Driver of the Year Award
Motorsport News Top 50 Drivers to Look Out For
Ecurie Ecosse Hub Cap Award (previous winners: David Coulthard, Allan McNish, Dario Franchitti, David Leslie, Jonathan Adam)
Porsche Scholarship Finalist
2018 Autosport Top Ten BTCC Drivers

Aaron Scott

Aaron Scott

Manager/Coach

Aaron Scott has an extensive motorsport CV and is well known for his exploits in GT racing. Aaron started racing in karts when he was 14 and graduated to sports cars via Formula Ford and British Formula 3. He has been working with Celtic Speed since it’s inception in the Porsche Carrera Cup where he had the role of driver coach. In the Historic racing he still works as driver coach and driver. Aaron now runs Scott Sport and his team manage all of Celtic Speed’s racing in Historic racing. As a driver his recent highlight was finishing 2nd in the GTE Am category at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2017 and as a race winner in the European Le Mans Series.

Age: 40

Most likely to be found: Behind the wheel

Notable teams raced for: AF Corse, Ascari, Celtic Speed

Stats as of Feb 2018:

Wins - 56
Poles – 44
Fastest Laps - 61
Podiums - 121
Championships - 2

Stephen Glover

Stephen Glover

Technician

Steve has always been passionate about cars and started his career as a Technician for Ferrari where he worked up to a senior position.

Steve got into motorsport via the Tech9 Motorsport team where he worked with their TVR Tuscans and eventually their Porsche Cup cars. He was part of the teams success as they won the FIA GT3 European Championship with the late Sean Edwards. After Tech9 Steve joined Scuderia Vittoria to work with their Ferrari, Ginetta and Renault Clio cars.

Steve joined Celtic Speed in 2015 and predominantly looks after the 962.

Most likely to be found: With the 962

Notable cars worked on: Porsche Cup, TVR Tuscan, Ferrari 458, Porsche, Williams

Notable drivers worked with: Sean Edwards, Michael Lyons, Phil Hindley, Tommy Dreelan, Aaron Scott

Simon Lainchbury

Simon Lainchbury

Technican

Simon’s career also started as a vehicle technician with the Ferrari dealership. He moved to motorsport when he joined Mtech in 2008 and became their lead technician on the Ferrari 430 before moving on to the 458 GT3. Simon spent 5 years working for Mtech before joining AF Corse in 2013. He still works with AF Corse to this day and is involved in many programmes in Britain, Europe and Asia.

He joined Celtic Speed in 2014 and is a valued member of the team, working on all cars and specialising in the Spice Group C and March F1 car.

Most likely to be found: In the workshop or with the March

Notable cars worked on: Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Ferrari 458 GTE and GT3, March 761, Spice C2

Notable drivers worked with: Matt Griffin, Aaron Scott, Michele Rugolo, Rui Aguas

Diego Gottardi

Diego Gottardi

Engineer

Diego is an Italian Engineer with a vast array of experience in single seater and GT cars. He has spent his career in top line motorsport working as a lead engineer with Ferrari GT constructor Michellotto and Italian GT team, AF Corse for many years before joining the privateer Porsche team, Proton Motorsport. Diego also has a passion for historic cars and works in his ‘spare’ time restoring some beautiful Formula 1 cars.

Lee Penn

Lee Penn

Race Engineer

Lee Penn has worked for such companies and teams as Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Motec, Ray Mallock Ltd (RML), Team LNT, Scuderia Ecosse and CR Scuderia, gaining a wealth of experience at all levels as well as competing with his own car in various Championships in the UK. Lee is one of the UK’s leading race engineers and has engineered 2 victories in the Le Mans 24 hour.

Eliza Seville

Eliza Seville

Celtic Speed

Eliza Seville studied at the National College for Motorsport whilst gaining experience in the Clio Cup and Britcar.  She completed her apprenticeship with TF Sport racing in the European Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24 hour. Eliza decided she wanted to gain experience working on the older legends of motorsport and she joined the Celtic Speed team in 2018 and was part of the Classic Daytona 24 hour winning team.