Tag Archive: Estoril

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. 


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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Oct 19

Estoril Qualfying session – JOTA Sport – Aston Martin – Ferrari on pole !

Party Atmosphere in the Paddock at Estoril

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The final qualifying session of the 2014 European Le Mans Series season got underway this morning at the Estoril circuit , at 09h30 with GTE and GTC categories, it was followed but the LMP2 at 10h00.

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Oct 18

Estoril, qualifying: Pal Kiss scores maiden pole

Tamas Pal Kiss scored the fastest lap of the day at Estoril in qualifying for the final round of the 2014 Auto GP championship.

Auto GP logo The Hungarian racer, fielded by Virtuosi UK, logged a personal best laptime of 1’28″759 to take his maiden pole position, which was also the first for the British squad. Thanks to today’s results they were able to tally one more point in their chase for the teams’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Estoril Free Practice LMP2 : Thiriet leads LMP2 – GTE/GTC : SMP Racing pushing hard

Russian team SMP Racing finished the second free practice session of the day where they left off in the morning – at the top of the LMGTE and GTC time sheets.

lmp 46 fp2 RW4 5062 996There was one interruption during the 90-minute session to retrieve the no67 IMSA Performance MATMUT Porsche which had become beached in the gravel at the final corner.

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Oct 18

Estoril, Practice: Pal Kiss starts well in Portugal

The final round of the AutoGP weekend at Estoril started with a great laptime by Tamas Pal Kiss (Virtuosi UK).

Auto GP logo The Hungarian stopped the clocks in 1:42.601, edging the SuperNova duo of Markus Pommer and Vittorio Ghirelli by 0.7s. The Zele Racing stable followed in fourth and fifth: returning former F1 star Antonio Pizzonia was able to top his rookie team-mate, Angolan Luis Sa Silva.

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Oct 17

Auto GP set for 2014 season finale at Estoril

The closing round of the 2014 Auto GP championship is ready to kick-off on the Portuguese Estoril racetrack.

Auto GP logo With the title already in the pockets of Kimiya Sato, most of the attention is dedicated to the fight for the team’s title. Super Nova is leading the charts with 295 points thanks to the wins by Markus Pommer and Michela Cerruti, although the female racer won’t be on-track due to a back injury.


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Oct 17

Sparco set to debut new mechanics helmet at Estoril ELMS round

Sparco has had a very successful 2014 race season with involvement in all forms of motorsport

Sparco helmet Global race wear specialists Sparco will debut a brand new piece of safety apparel at this weekend’s European Le Mans Series finale at Estoril in Portugal.
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Oct 16

Antonio Pizzonia back to Auto GP in Estoril

Antonio Pizzonia will make a great return to Auto GP this weekend.

Auto GP logo The Brazilian, who endured a successful F1 stint in the 2000’s, will be back behind the wheel of an Auto GP car for the upcoming round at Estoril. Pizzonia made his Auto GP debut in 2012, entering the rounds at Curitba and Sonoma and cruising to victory straight away.

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