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Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

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Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
Location Portimão, Algarve 22px-Flag of Portugal.png
Time GMT +0
Events SBK
Length km 4.692
Length mi 2.916


The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is a 4.692mi race circuit located in Portimão, Portugal. With a total cost of €195 million (approximately $250 million), the project includes a karting track, technology park, five-star hotel, sports complex and apartments.

Construction was finished in October 2008 and the circuit was homologated by both the FIM on 11 October 2008 and the FIA two days later.

The circuit hosted the final round of the Superbike World Championship on November 2, 2008. On 9 June, the track was confirmed to host a round of the 2008-09 A1 Grand Prix season. The race was set for the weekend of April 12, 2009. On October 10, 2008, the Le Mans Series announced a 1000 km night race to be held at Algarve on August 2, 2009. On November 5, 2008, the FIA GT Championship announced 2009 calendar and 7th round of the season will be held at Algarve on September 13, 2009. A F1 test session, with McLaren and Honda teams participating, was scheduled for 15-17 December 2008. Ferrari also considered running at Algarve. The circuit will also host the final round of the 2009 GP2 Series season.

It has been confirmed that one of the corners of the circuit was named after former World Supersport rider Craig Jones who sadly passed away during a motorcycle crash at Brands Hatch in 2008.


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