Tag Archive: Estoril

Dec 16

Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup – 2016 regulation key points

The Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup is a championship reserved exclusively for GT3 cars

Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup logo While the creation of the new Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup was unveiled last October in Estoril at the final race of the ELMS, the regulation of the new championship is on the way. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

ELMS: Excitement and action in 2015

A look back at the 2015 season in video

Gibson 015S du Greaves Motorsport The 2015 European Le Mans Series was dramatic and exciting from the start of the first race at Silverstone in April to the chequered flag at Estoril six months later.  All but two of the series titles were decided at the final race of the year, with the names of the 2015 champions not being known until the very last lap of the year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Automobile Club de l’Ouest launches a new endurance GT3 series in Estoril

The Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup will be launched next season
Automobile Club de l’Ouest launches a new endurance GT3 series in Estoril Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO, and Gérard Neveu, ELMS CEO, with Pascal Couasnon, Michelin Motorsport Manager, today announced the creation of a new series in 2016.

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Oct 13

ELMS: A lap of Estoril with Filipe Albuquerque

Filipe Albuquerque knows the twists and turns of Estoril like the back of his hand
Circuito Estoril Portuguese racing hero Filipe Albuquerque will be looking for home advantage in the season finale of the 2015 European Le Mans Series.

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Oct 12

ELMS: Down to the wire for European titles in Estoril

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European Le Mans Series Once again the 4 Hours of Estoril will provide the venue for a grandstand finish to an exciting season where six of the eight European Le Mans Series titles will be decided. With a maximum of 26 points still available to win on Sunday 18 October anything can happen on track in the LMP2, LMGTE and GTC classes and the new champions won’t be known until the chequered flag drops on the final race of 2015.

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Sep 10

ELMS: 4 Hours of Estoril launch in Cascais Town Hall, Portugal

Just one month before the season’s finale
The final race of the 2015 ELMS season, the 4 Hours of Estoril, was yesterday launched to the Portuguese local media in Cascais’ Town Hill.

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Sep 05

ELMS unveils 2016 calendar

ELMS gets bigger and better in 2016

European Le Mans SeriesThe European Le Mans Series will expand in 2016 with a six race calendar, with an additional four hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, joining the now familiar events at Silverstone, Imola, Red Bull Ring, Paul Ricard and Estoril. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Portugal in WorldSBK history

WorldSBK will run its 19th and 20th races in Portugal this season

1993 - Race start at Estoril - Aaron Slight on pole, Pirovano and Fogarty the two race winners In the early years of the World Championship, Estoril hosted four races, in 1988 and 1993, while the brand-new Algarve track took over in 2008 and has become a fixed venue since then. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Podium and great comeback for Villorba Corse in GT Open at Estoril

Italian team was second in race-1 with Balzan/Benucci and their Ferrari 458

Villorba Ferrari 458 in action at Jerez Scuderia Villorba Corse clinched a spectacular second place in race-1 of the second International GT Open round with Alessandro Balzan and Nicola Benucci on Ferrari 458.

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Mar 26

Jamie Green prevails in first clash at Estoril

Just a few weeks to go to the 2015 DTM season kick-off at the Hockenheimring

A first foretaste of the things to come will be provided from Wednesday to Friday (25th to 27th March) during the official ITR tests at Estoril, Portugal.

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Mar 19

Boschung sets the pace on day two in Estoril (updated)

Jenzer Motorsport’s Ralph Boschung quickest in Portugal

GP3 - Ralph Boschung (Jenzer Motorsport) Swiss rookie Ralph Boschung topped the timesheet on the second and final day of pre-season testing at Estoril. The Jenzer Motorsport driver posted a best laptime of 1: 27.789 in the morning session. Carlin’s Mitchell Gilbert was quickest in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Driver entry list revealed for day two of Estoril test

Unchanged line-up for first pre-season test

GP3 Series The second and final day of pre-season testing at Circuito Estoril will feature the same line-up as day one.

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Mar 18

Fuoco fastest on day one in Estoril

Carlin’s Antonio Fuoco quickest in Portuguese pre-season GP3 testing

GP3 - Antonio Fuoco (Carlin) Ferrari Academy Driver Antonio Fuoco recorded the best laptime on day one of pre-season testing in Estoril. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

2015 pre-season testing commences in Estoril

Two day test session in Portugal

GP3 Series The opening 2015 GP3 pre-season test session gets underway at the Circuito Estoril on the 18-19 March for a two day test. This is the first of three pre-season tests before Barcelona hosts round one of the year in early May. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Trident adds Artur Janosz to GP3 line-up

Artur Janosz will be joining Trident for the 2015 GP3 Series season. 

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The Polish racer, coming from two seasons in the Euro F3 Open Championship, will take the reins of the #26 car starting from the upcoming preseason test scheduled for March 18 – 19 at Estoril. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Antonio Pizzonia joins Zele Racing for Vallelunga test

Antonio Pizzonia will be back driving an Auto GP car next week in testing at Vallelunga.

The Brazilian, a former Formula 1 driver and also a successful entry in the series promoted by Enzo Coloni, will join Zele Racing in at the Roman circuit.

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Oct 21

What the winners said after the 4 Hours of Estoril

The 4 Hours of Estoril, which took place at the Autodromo di Estoril on Sunday, marked the end of the European Le Mans Series for 2014.

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To close the season, the drivers and teams present in Portugal put on for the many spectators in the grandstands and the paddock a superbly competitive festival of racing: three races within one race as each of the three categories, LMP2, LMGTE and GTC, battled for victory.

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Oct 19

Estoril, Race 2: Shinya Michimi (Euronova) takes maiden Auto GP win.

Super Nova secures Teams’ title

Auto GP logo The 2014 Auto GP championship provided its last few verdicts today at Estoril. Super Nova managed to secure the Teams’ championship as they eventually succeeded in keeping Virtuosi UK at bay in Race 2.

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Oct 19

4 Hours of Estoril: Dramatic end to 2014 ELMS Season in Portugal

Fifth place for no36 Signatech Alpine secures the 2014 European Le Mans Series driver and team titles

 

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The final round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series, the 4 Hours of Estoril, has been won by the No.24 ORECA 03R of Sébastien Loeb Racing, Vincent Capillaire and endurance debutant Jimmy Eriksson giving the team its first win in the Championship and the series its fifth different winner from five races. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Estoril, Race 1: Tamas Pal Kiss (Virtuosi UK) wins and clinches runner-up spot

Tamas Pal Kiss, driving for Virtuosi UK, cruised to a flag-to-flag win today at Estoril, in Race 1 of the Auto GP 2014 finale.

Auto GP logo The Hungarian racer, who had also scored two points yesterday by taking the pole, mathematically clinched second place in standings. In addition to that, Virtuosi UK was able to reduce its gap from Super Nova in the team’s standings to just 7 points also thanks to a 5th place by Andrea Roda.

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