Tag Archive: Portugal

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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May 21

WRC: Kris Meeke retains control in Portugal

“I was thinking about protecting my lead”

WRC - Kris Meeke Kris Meeke will carry a comfortable lead into the final leg of Vodafone Rally de Portugal after distancing world champion Sébastien Ogier over rough mountain roads on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

WRC: Kris Meeke’s Portugal lead nears a minute

Extend his overnight lead from 31.9sec to 53.9sec ahead of Sébastien Ogier

Kris Meeke extended his Vodafone Rally de Portugal lead to almost a minute on Saturday morning during an action-packed opening to the longest leg of the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

Portugal countdown: rally route

Why change a winning formula?

That’s the message from Vodafone Rally de Portugal organisers whose itinerary for this week’s fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship is virtually identical to 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 17

Solberg wins World RX season-opener in Portugal

“I’m really happy – my team have put in countless hours working on the car in the factory recently and this win is for them” – Solberg

Solberg wins World RX season-opener in Portugal Norway’s Petter Solberg started his World Championship title defence in the best possible way by winning today’s Bompiso Rallycross of Portugal, the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 13

2016 World RX season prepares to kick off in Portugal  

World RX has witnessed a surge in popularity and has attracted a star drivers including Sebastien Loeb and Ken Block

World RX - 2016 World RX season prepares to kick off in Portugal   The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will get underway at Montalegre this weekend (15-17 April) for the season-opening Bompiso Rallycross of Portugal.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

Bumper entry for 2016 World RX and Euro RX Championships 

Round one of the 2016 World RX season will kick off in just over three weeks

Bumper entry for 2016 World RX and Euro RX Championships The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has seen a plethora of drivers enter the World Championship, European Championship and supporting Super1600 and TouringCar categories.

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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 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

Watch the best action from World RX in 2015 (+video)

The three-minute video captures the excitement of the 13-round season

Dany Flageole A short video highlighting the best action from the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has been released on the official World RX YouTube page.  Read the rest of this entry »

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