Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Sports car racing takes off at Algarve Motor Park, Portimão! Spanish GT Championship, 7- 9 November

Following the success of the SuperBike racing competition at the Algarve Motor Park (including the guest appearance of Michael Schumacher) it is now time to move over to cars with the Spanish GT Championship: Campeonato de España de GT !

Friday 7th November to Sunday 9th November 2008
Venue: Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal

Programme details:

Tickets from €15 (3 day event or 1 day event)
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:

‘The Spanish GT Championship (Campeonato de España de GT) is a Spanish auto racing series founded in 1999 and organised by the GT Sport Organización. The series runs multiple classes of grand tourer cars in events around Spain and Portugal.’

‘For racing events, Spanish GT has changed very little since its inception. Each event consists of two races of equal distance, one run on Saturday and the other on Sunday. Each race has its own qualifying session to determine the grid. The races both count towards the points championship, effectively doubling the series schedule.’ (Wikipedia)

‘The 2-hours race in Portimão on 9 November will be another historic event (after the inauguration of the Valencia Street Circuit last July), as this will be the very first international race in the superb new facility built in the Algarve.’

Spanish GT Sport official Website

‘Michael Schumacher ((born January 3, 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany) is a former Formula One driver, seven-time world champion, and current advisor and occasional test driver for Ferrari. According to the official Formula One website, he is "statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen". (Wikipedia)

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

Algarve Holiday Studio:
For a memorable stay at Praia da Rocha, Algarve !

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