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Algarve International Circuit - PORTUGAL

Grande Prémio de Portugal

Circuit information

Length: 4.684 m / 2.910 miles

Width: 18 m

Left curves: 6

Right curves: 9

The longest straight: 969 m / 0.602 miles

Built: 2008

Nestled in the beautiful setting of Portugal’s Algarve, the 100,000 capacity Autodromo Internacional do Algarve – known more colloquially as Portimao, after the port city it sits half an hour outside of – was opened on the 2nd of November, 2008. In terms of the actual circuit layout, the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve has 15 corners – nine right, six left. The undulation in Portimao is incredible and the front straight will allow the MotoGP™ riders to really stretch the legs of their machines, before a unique downhill descend into Turn 1.

Balda’s thought

Portimao is a very spectacular circuit, an unusual track, full of really high slopes and several fast corners. Beautiful, beautiful… It feels like being on a roller coaster! To go fast you have to be brave, as here there are a lot of blind spots and so in some places you have to rely on your instincts.