Tag Archive: Portugal

Oct 21

ELMS: A high intensity 2017 season finale shaping up for Portimão, Portugal

Portimão Free Practice 2: G-Drive Racing on top

ELMS - A high intensity 2017 season finale shaping up for Portimão, PortugalThe final battle for the titles in each of the three classes of the European Le Mans Series will play out at the season finale in Portimão, Portugal. Like at Spa-Francorchamps, the next-to-last round of the season, as many as 35 wins will comprise the starting grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Sykes recovering well after successful operation

The 2013 WorldSBK World Champion has had surgery in Barcelona after a Saturday crash at Portimao

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) has undergone surgery on the fracture he sustained on his finger following his crash on Saturday in Portugal. The operation took place on Sunday (17th September) at the iMove Traumatology centre of the Mi Tres Torres Clinic in Barcelona and a rapid, favorable recovery is expected.
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Sep 17

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 3 –   Rea takes dominating double at Portimao

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Day Three

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 3 -   Rea takes dominating double at PortimaoWorld Champion in imperious form in Portugal as he wins Race 2 ahead of Van der Mark and Melandri. Race 2 at the Portimao’s Autodromo Internacional do Algarve saw Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) complete a perfect weekend, with a victory by almost six seconds over second-placed Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team). Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) rounded out the podium behind the leading pair. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 –  Rapid Rea leads the way on day one

Reigning Champion fastest man in Portugal, ahead of Ducati pair 

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 -  Rapid Rea leads the way on day oneA late hot lap in FP2 on Friday afternoon at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal gave the reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) the top spot on the timesheet, more than half a second clear of his nearest rival.

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Sep 15

Statement from Castrol Honda WTCC

Tiago Monteiro was transferred to a clinic in his home country

WTCC Tiago Monteiro enthusiastic about racing in HungaryWe are very pleased to report that FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro has returned to Portugal for the first time since his recent testing incident at Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

How have the manufacturers fared in Portugal?

Following a years break from Portimao, we take a look at how the manufactures have performed in the past

Aprilia is one of the three most successful manufacturers around Portimao, alongside Ducati and Kawasaki: all have won 4 times here. The amount of podium finishes Aprilia have secured are 10, the last one in 2015’s Race 2 which was a third position from Leon Haslam.

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Sep 03

The story behind Red Bull Air Race’s presence in Porto’s historic centre

World Heritage Site turned circuit

The story behind Red Bull Air Race’s presence in Porto’s historic centrePortugal’s second largest city, some 300 kilometres north of Lisbon. An historical centre located along the Douro River and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 21

Campos Racing and Guerrieri to write another brilliant chapter in Portugal

The Circuito Internacional de Vila Real will host the last European race of the season

03717007_13632Campos Racing and Guerrieri will be looking to maintain its podium form. The World Touring Car Championship will head to Circuito Internacional de Vila Real for the fifth round of the season: the WTCC Race of Portugal.

 

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Jun 21

Tiago Monteiro looking forward to the most important race of the season in Vila Real

The Honda Civic # 18 driver believes that the conditions are just right for him to reach his goal

Tiago Monteiro looking forward to the most important race of the season in Vila RealIn Tiago Monteiro’s eyes, the Vila Real International Circuit is set to host the most important stage of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC, this coming weekend.

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May 17

WRC: Neuville chases hat-trick in Portugal

A win for Thierry Neuville in Portugal could move him top of the championship

WRC Neuville chases hat-trick in PortugalThe Hyundai Motorsport driver has surged back into FIA World Rally Championship contention after misery on the opening rounds in Monte-Carlo and Sweden when he twice crashed out of the lead.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

WRC: Record entry for Portugal

In its most ambitious entry since returning to the WRC, Toyota will be competing with three Yaris WRCs

The upcoming Vodafone Rally de Portugal [18 – 21 May] promises to be a treat for spectators, with a star-studded 65-strong entry that includes 14 new-spec World Rally Cars – more than any other round of the season so far. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 28

DeFrancesco expecting to fight for wins at Estoril on Euroformula debut

After a successful inaugural single-seaters campaign in 2016

DeFrancesco expecting to fight for wins at Estoril on Euroformula debutCanadian driver Devlin DeFrancesco is confident of challenging for wins on his debut Euroformula Open weekend with Carlin, but believes qualifying will be key at the Estoril circuit in Portugal (29-30 April). Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 23

World RX: Victory for Ekstrom in Portugal

Ekstrom wins in Portugal and extends World RX Championship lead  

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Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has won Bompiso World RX of Portugal, round two of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.  It is the second victory in a row for Ekstrom and sees the EKS driver extend his lead in the overall driver standings by 14 points over second-placed Johan Kristoffersson. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 23

Solberg wins Q3 as Kristoffersson forgets to joker

Kristoffersson leads Portugal after day one

DriverNorway’s Petter Solberg set the fastest time in Q3 at the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Montalegre circuit in Portugal, to move to top position in the Intermediate Classification, as Johan Kristoffersson won the race but like Bakkerud on Saturday didn’t take his joker lap. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 19

World RX travels to Portugal for round two in Montalegre

Mattias Ekstrom currently leads the drivers’ standings

World RX travels to Portugal for round two in MontalegreThe picturesque Montalegre race circuit in north Portugal will host the second round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy this weekend (21-23 April). Reigning World RX Champion Mattias Ekstrom [EKS] currently leads the drivers’ standings after taking the round one victory in Barcelona earlier this month.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 07

World RX: Portugal RX entries revealed

Twenty-two drivers will compete in the second round of World RX

DriverThe entry list for the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the traditional circuit of Montalegre in Portugal (22-23 April), has been revealed by the FIA.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

Butel heads to Portugal for pre season testing

The Jerseyman completed extensive running in the sports prototype ahead of his new racing challenge

Jack Butel heads to Portugal for pre season testing Speedworks LMP3 driver Jack Butel recently undertook three days of intensive pre season testing at the picturesque Portimão circuit in southern Portugal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

World RX: Portugal, Norway and Canada tickets on sale

Do you want to spectate at an FIA World Rallycross Championship event in 2017?

16-08-07_0049 Tickets are now on sale for the Portuguese, Norwegian and Canadian rounds of World RX this season. Previously the traditional World Rallycross season opener, Portugal’s Montalegre circuit located high in the Vila Real region in the East of the country will host the second round of World RX this season, the venue where new team mates Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson have claimed victories in the last three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

World RX driver honored at prize-giving in Porto

The FIA Off-Road Prize-Giving Gala took place last weekend at Porto in Portugal, hosted by the Portuguese ASN, the FPAK

DriverThe champions and overall trophy winners in the FIA World Rallycross Championship and FIA European Rallycross Championship categories were awarded their hard-earned prizes at the event.

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May 22

WRC: Kris Meeke masters Portugal for second win

Kris Meeke became the fourth different winner in five WRC rounds this season after triumphing at Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday afternoon

WRC - Kris Meeke masters Portugal for second win The Northern Irishman, returning to the championship after missing the previous two rallies in the Americas, shook off the rust to win the four-day rough road event by 29.7sec in Citroën’s DS 3. It was his second success after victory in Argentina last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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