Tag Archive: Portugal

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Nov 29

Aruba Ducati positively concludes final 2015 test

Davies and Giugliano complete total of 346 laps.
Favourable weather conditions allowed the riders and team to fully exploit the available track time, successfully completing all of the scheduled work and establishing solid bases for next season ahead of the winter break.

Oct 16

ELMS: British GT Champions head to Portugal

4 Hours of Estoril
Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam The 4 Hours of Estoril has attracted a bumper 30 car grid for the season finale, including a one off entry for Aston Martin Racing for newly crowned British GT Champions Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam.

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Oct 15

ELMS: Three days to the 4 Hours of Estoril

The 4 Hours of Estoril week-end starts on Saturday October 17th
Three days to the 4 Hours of Estoril Teams entered in the 2015 European Le Mans Series have arrived in Portugal and on Friday October 16th they will have set up their garages, prepared the cars and the drivers will have completed the track walk.

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Sep 04

Pole positions for Alexander Albon and Felix Rosenqvist

The 19-year-old London-based Thai was 0.027 seconds faster than Felix Rosenqvist

F3 - Alexander AlbonIn an exciting second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 4.684 kilometres long Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Alexander Albon (Signature) came out on top. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Jake Dennis claims pole position from Nick Cassidy

Lance Stroll 3rd

F3 - Lance StrollJake Dennis (Prema Powerteam, 1:42.217 minutes) secured himself pole position for the premiere of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in Portugal. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

FIA Formula 3 European Championship to make its Portugal debut

Debut appearance in Portugal since the series’ revival in 2010

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoOn the first weekend in September, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to make its debut appearance in Portugal since the series’ revival in 2010.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Portimão second day of testing: Prema pairing the quickest, Russell third

Behind Felix Rosenqvist, Nick Cassidy und George Russell, Sérgio Sette Câmara secured fourth position

F3 - Rosenqvist, Prema Powerteam, Dallara F312, Mercedes-Benz On the second day of the official FIA Formula 3 European Championship tests at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:41.759 minutes) secured the top position on the time sheets.

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Sep 01

Lance Stroll the quickest on day one in Portugal

 followed by Markus Pommer and Arjun Maini

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoOn the first day of testing at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship young guns were offered the chance of testing on two different track layouts and consequently, there were two different rankings, at the end of the day.

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Aug 25

Le Castellet ready for big ELMS entry

Round 4 of the five race 2015 European Le Mans Series
European Le Mans Series - Circuit Paul Ricard Round 4 of the 2015 European Le Mans Series will take place at the Circuit Paul Ricard on the 5th and 6th September and the results in France will set the scene for the season finale in Portugal in October.

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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 »

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