Saturday, 20 September 2008

World Superbike Championship at new Algarve Motor Park, Portimão, 31st October-2nd November 2008

The best and most modern circuit in Europe opens to hold the World Superbike Championship (also known as the SBK), Superstock 1000, Superstock 600 and Suzuki GSX R European Cup.
Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November 2008
Venue: Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal

Programme details:

Tickets from €25 (3 day event) or €20 (Sunday only)
Ticket special offer (until 8th October): 3 tickets for the price of 2!
Tickets can be bought here:

Location: The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is located near the city of Portimão, in Sítio do Escampadinho in the parish of Mexilhoeira Grande. This is about 4.5 kilometres north of the Algarve motorway (A22), with a direct road link via the motorway exit at Mexilhoeira Grande.
The cities of Portimão and Lagos are a 10-minute drive away.

Notes and Links:

‘Super bikes are large displacement super sport bikes. They have characteristics similar to the smaller super sport bikes which are mainly focused on race track performance, but are powered by larger engines that are usually sized around 800 cc (48.8 cu in) to 1,200 cc (73.2 cu in). A typical super bike will carry a wet weight between 400 lb (181 kg) to 480 lb (218 kg) and can produce 180 bhp (134 kW). Super bikes with a displacement very close to 1,000 cc (61.0 cu in) are sometimes referred to as liter bikes as the engine displaces approximately one liter. Motorcycles in this class are usually eligible to participate in Superbike racing.
Examples include the Ducati 1098, Honda CBR1000RR, and Yamaha YZF-R1.’ (Wikipedia)

‘Superbike World Championship (also known as SBK) is the premier worldwide Superbike racing Championship. The championship was founded in 1988. The Superbike World Championship season consists of a series of rounds held on permanent racing facilities. Each round has 2 races and the results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for riders and one for manufacturers.’

‘The World Superbike Championship (SBK) is recognised worldwide for the extreme competitiveness of every race. The bikes that are used on the track are built on the basis of commercially available models rather than from prototypes, which makes the championship a thrilling competition for bike enthusiasts.’ (Wikipedia)

Portimão is 40 minutes away from Faro International Airport and is expected to become a regular motorcycle venue, as well as a popular destination for testing Formula 1 teams. Portugal has not hosted a World Superbike event since Estoril did back in 1993.

Official site of the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Algarve Motor Park):

Algarve Holiday Studio:
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