The âAutÃ³dromo Internacional do Algarveâ is located in the hilly outskirts of PortimÃ£o, a popular tourist destination on the picturesque Algarve coast in the south-west of Portugal. The circuit was completed in October 2008 and officially baptised just weeks later with the season finale of the Superbike World Championship. The racetrack is part of the ultra-modern âAlgarve Motor Parkâ, which also includes a kart track, a technology park, a race school and a five-star hotel. PortimÃ£o has rapidly made a name for itself and, as well as the Superbike World Championship, hosts races in many other championships on two and four wheels. The challenging layout and generally good weather conditions also makes
PortimÃ£o a popular track for testing.
The circuit in the Algarve hills is a combination of undulating sections, many changes of direction, long corners, and a winding infield. The big challenge is finding the right set-up for all these aspects. The circuit also features a number of crests, on which it is not rare for the front wheel of the powerful superbikes to lift off the ground. The set-up is vital. In order to be quick in PortimÃ£o you need a bike with a good steering response and which can hold the ideal racing line as it accelerates out of corners. The final turn is crucial: the rider must exit the corner with enough momentum to carry maximum speed down the long start/finish straight.
Algarve Motor Park
SÃtio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande
8500- 130 PortimÃ£o
Algarve - Portugal
Telephone: +351 282 405 600