Tag Archive: Estoril

Oct 25

ELMS: 2016 Champions Honoured at Gala Awards in Estoril

The trophies were awarded to the 2016 champions in the six ELMS categories
After an exciting season of top class endurance racing the teams, drivers, sponsors and partners gathered at the Casino Estoril for the 2016 European Le Mans Series Awards Ceremony to honour the victors.

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Oct 24

ELMS: Championships claimed by G-Drive and Aston Martin Racing in drama filled race in Portugal

4 Hours of Estoril – G-Drive Racing crowned 2016 ELMS champions
ELMS - 4 Hours of Estoril - G-Drive Racing crowned The 2016 European Le Mans Series LMP2 and LMGTE titles were both claimed in dramatic circumstances as the cars leading the two classes, the no46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca and the no66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari, both encountered problems in the first half of the four hour event.

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Oct 23

ELMS: Dragonspeed on Pole for Season Finale in Portugal

4 Hours of Estoril

2016-09-23-Friday-0044 The race winning no21 Dragonspeed Oreca05-Nissan scored its third pole position of the 2016 season in the hands of Nico Lapierre, the French driver posting a 1m44.146 lap right at the end of the 10-minute session. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

ELMS: All set for qualifying at Estoril

4 Hours of Estoril
2016-09-23-Friday-0100 The second and final Free Practice for the 4 Hours of Estoril saw the no21 Dragonspeed Oreca of Nico Lapierre post the fastest lap of the 90-minute session.

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Mar 25

High-mileage, few technical issues and valuable data gathered to work with

At Estoril, new Dallara GP3/16 cars completed countless kilometers

GP3 TEST ESTORILCampos Racing and its drivers Álex Palou, Konstantin Tereschenko and Steijn Schothorst carried out three intense days of testing at Estoril. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Fuoco fastest again on GP3 day three in Estoril

Trident’s Antonio Fuoco sets the pace on final day of pre-season test

GP3 - Antonio Fuoco (Trident)Trident and Ferrari Driver Academy’s Antonio Fuoco was quickest again on the third and final day of pre-season testing at Circuito Estoril in Portugal. The Italian’s best laptime of 1:27.293 was set in the morning session and was almost half a second faster than the best time set here last season with the previous generation car. Fuoco also led the way in the afternoon.

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Mar 24

Line-up for GP3 day 3 of pre-season testing in Estoril

Jenzer Motorsport add Chinese rookie to their test squad

Line-up for day 3 of pre-season testing in EstorilThere are two amendments to the line-up for day three of pre-season testing at Circuito Estoril in Portugal. Jenzer Motorsport will run with rookie Hongli Ye from China in car #20, with Colombian Oscar Tunjo switching to car #19.

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Mar 22

Fukuzumi fastest on GP3 day one in Estoril

ART Grand Prix rookie leads the way in pre-season testing

GP3 - Nirei Fukuzumi (ART GP) The 2016 season officially got underway today with day one of pre-season testing at the Circuito Estoril in Portugal. Three days of testing will take place here this week following the successful shakedown of the new GP3/16 car earlier this month.

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Mar 21

Campos Racing to head over to Estoril for first GP3 collective testing

The first collective testing of the GP3 Series will take place at Estoril

F80P9705After completing a successful shakedown at Magny-Cours, Campos Racing and its drivers will carry out a three-day collective testing at Estoril Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

GP3 Series 2016 season calendar unveiled

Nine events alongside Formula One including a new venue for the Series

GP3 Series 2016 season calendar unveiledGP3 Series organisers are pleased to announce the 2016 calendar for the upcoming season. Once again, the Series will be contested over a total of nine rounds – all of which are support events to the Formula One World Championship. Seven rounds will be held on European soil, with two flyaway events concluding the campaign. There is a new venue on the calendar with the addition of Sepang in Malaysia to the category.

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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

4 Hours of Estoril
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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