Time to head south to the Algarve and spend an enjoyable Easter watching the World Cup of Motorsport (A1GP) at the Algarve Motor Park, near Portimão.
In the World Cup of Motorsport, A1GP, the single-seat cars are deliberately identical so that the skill, experience, and bravery of the drivers and teams are the deciding factor. Drivers compete in teams from countries as diverse as Portugal, USA, Lebanon, France, China and South Africa.
3 days of track action! Come and support your team!
Friday 10th April to Sunday 12th of April, 2009
From around 8-9AM to about 6PM
Venue: Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal
Tickets cost €25 - €35 for 1 day or €35 - €60 for 3 days.
€15 extra for 1 day access to the Paddock and €20 for the 3 day access.
Tickets can be bought here: http://trackshop.autodromodoalgarve.com/default.aspx
See detailed Programme Flyer (Portuguese and English): http://trackshopimagesrep.autodromodoalgarve.com/Ev633688351512031250/Flyer%20Final.pdf
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. This is between Lagos and Portimão. The cities of Portimão and Lagos are only a 10-minute drive away.
Links & Notes:
‘A1 Grand Prix (A1GP) is a 'single make' open-wheel auto racing series. It is unique in its field in that competitors represent their nation as opposed to themselves or a team, the usual format in most formula racing series.’ (wikipedia)
Official site of the Algarve Motor Park (Autodromo do Algarve)
Other events at the Algarve Motor Park: Easter week at the Autódromo do Algarve
From the 6th to the 9th April 2009 there will be an opportunity to co-pilot for 2 laps a high performance car such as a Porshe or a BMW M3 at a cost of €80. Or you can co-pilot a Ferrari at €110.
If you choose a motorbike you can try the Honda CBR 1000RR at a cost of €50.
For the above you will need to be over 18 and book or phone: +351 927 244 694.
Further details here:
Easter at Top Spead, April 6,7,8 and 9 2009 http://www.autodromodoalgarve.com/sitemedia/uploads/pdfs/TrackdayPascoa2009_UK.pdf
Driving Course and Track Day for Motorbikes and Cars
On the 1st and 2nd of May 2009 a Course and Track Day, for Motorbikes and on the 3rd of May 2009 a Track Day for Cars is available for all those who enjoy motor sports action . The cost of the Course and Track Day for motorbikes is €300. If you prefer you can attend just the Track day for motorbikes at a cost of €120.
Attending just the Track Day for Cars costs €130.
An opportunity to drive fantastic machines at the amazing new Portuguese track!
Driving Courses at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. Other courses are taking place on 13 and 14 June, 18 and 19 July and 8 and 9 August.
Algarve Holiday Studio: http://www.geocities.com/algarve_holiday/
For a memorable stay at Praia da Rocha, Algarve !