A Brief History of the Track itself.

Since its inauguration in 2008, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve depends on hiring the track to various racing teams as well as to car, motorbike and tyre manufacturers. Companies such as BMW, Porsche, AMG and McLaren also choose the racing circuit as the venue for presenting their products to the world.

The Algarve International Circuit, commonly referred to as Portimao Circuit, is a 4.692 km (2.915 mi) 100,000 capacity race circuit located in Portimão, Portugal. 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 and the FIA.

It was designed by Ricardo Pina, Arquitectos. In addition to bahrian, it became a test circuit for Formula 1.

In 2013, the company that manages the circuit, was taken over by Portugal Capital Ventures, which is a Portuguese state-owned venture capitalist. The sale was forced by the debts accumulated by Parkalgar Serviços.

World Superbike Championship had its first race there in 2008.It was also confirmed as a host to the 2008-09 A1 Grand Prix season. The Le Mans Series announced a 1000 km night race to be held at Algarve, also, the FIA GT Championship announced and 7th round of the 2009 season.

The circuit resembles the old Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps racks, mainly because of its constantly undulating nature.

It has one of the corners of the circuit named after former World Supersport rider Craig Jones who was killed in a motorcycle crash at Brands Hatch in 2008.


Courtesy: Wikipedia.
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How to get there.

The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is in south of Portugal, near the town of Portimão. flights arrive at the nearest airport of Faro, rough 50 miles east of Portimao.

A 10-minute drive from Portimão and Lagos gets you to the circuit. From either, take the A22 motorway and exit at Mexilhoeira Grande and follow the signs to the circuit.

From FARO AIRPORT
Get on A22 from N125-10, IC4 and N125-4 | 13 min (11.5 km)
Follow A22 to CM1054. Take exit 3 from A22 | 33 min (63.0 km)
Continue on CM1054 to your destination | 7 min (7.3 km)

Get on A22 from N125-10, IC4 and N125-4 | 13 min (11.5 km)
Follow A22 and A2 to N124 in São Bartolomeu de Messines. Take exit 14 from A2 | 20 min (35.3 km)
Get on A22 in Silves from N124 and N124-1 | 23 min (24.0 km)
Follow A22 to CM1054. Take exit 3 from A22 | 9 min (17.5 km)
Continue on CM1054 to your destination | 7 min (7.3 km)

From LISBON PORTELA AIRPORT
Get on E1 from Av. Berlim | 2 min (750 m)
Follow A12, A2 and A22 to CM1054 in Faro. Take exit 3 from A22 | 2 h 20 min (282 km)
Continue on CM1054 to your destination | 7 min (7.3 km)



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NAME ADDRESS CONTACT MAP
Intermarché - R. João Simões Tavares 17 lote nº1, 8500-313 Portimão, Portugal +351 282 457 126
Jumbo - Centro Comercial Aqua,, Portimão, Portugal +351 282 249 200
ALDI - 8500, Urbanização Colina Real 10, Portimão, Portugal
SUPERMERCADO SPAR - PORTIMÃO CENTRO - R. Diogo Goncalves 7, 8500-622 Portimão, Portugal +351 282 098 472
Continente Portimão - Estrada Nacional 124, Quinta da Malata, Lote 1, 8500-510 Portimão, +351 282 450 100
Lidl - Barranco do Rodrigo - Portimão - V7, 8500-311 Portimão, Portugal +351 800 025 025

NAME ADDRESS CONTACT MAIL
Servipneus, Lda Edificio Carmix, lt. E, 510 Avenida V6, junto à Repsol, Av. São Lourenço da Barrosa, 8500 Portimão, Portugal +351 282 475 317 .
PEUGEOT MSCAR PORTIMÃO Vale da Arrancada, 8500-483 Portimão, Portugal 351 707 282 700 .

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BP Av. V6 - Alto do Quintão, 8500-833 Portimão, Portugal +351 282 484 096
GALP R. da Juventude 18, 8500-510 Portimão, Portugal +351 282 482 972
BP Beco da Malata, 8500-000 Portimão, Portugal +351 282 414 862
REPSOL Av. Guanaré 20, Portimão, Portugal

NAME ADDRESS CONTACT MAP
Tivoli Marina Portimao Marina Portimão 8500-843 Portimão Algarve - Portugal +351 (0)282 460 200
Pestana Alvor Park Hotel Adega, Quinta do Ribeiro, 8501-904, Alvor, Algarve ​+351 (0)282 000 500
Bela Vista Hotel & Spa Av. Tomas Cabreira Praia da Rocha, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 460 280
Jupiter Algarve Hotel Av. Tomás Cabreira 92, 8500-802 Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 470 470
Hotel da Rocha Av. Tomás Cabreira, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 424 081
Luna Alvor Village Sítio da, 8500-053 Alvor, Portugal +351 (0)282 402 250
Hotel Oriental Av. Tomás Cabreira, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 480 800
Alvor Baia Resort Hotel Galo Loiro, Estr. do Alvor, 8500-001 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 450 000
Hotel Algarve Casino Av. Tomás Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 402 000

NAME ADDRESS CONTACT MAP
Port Side Snack Bar Rua engenheiro Francisco Bivar, Edif Rocha Mar 2, 8500-809 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 401 341
Moonlight Bar Av. Tomás Cabreira, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 417 918
Bar Bacchus Pub Av. Tomás Cabreira, 8500 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 418 620
Ginkgo Lounge R. do Luar, 8500-510 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)914 483 569
The Manhattan Café Av. Tomás Cabreira, Edf. Varandas da Rocha, Lj. 12 8500-802 Portimão +351 (0)282 482 137
Marginália Bar R. Arco Maravilhas 35, 8500-629 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)961 882 438
Portimao Resturants
Mar e Sol Areal da Praia da Rocha, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 431 122
Solar do Farelo Várzea do Farelo, 8500-160 Mexilhoeira Grande, Portugal +351 (0)282 471 405
La Dolce Vita Avenida Tomás Cabreira, Ed Mar Azul, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 419 444
Restaurante & Bar O Farol Areal da Praia da Rocha, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)962 696 742
Senhora Da Rocha Av. Tomás Cabreira 4, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal +351 (0)282 423 422
Cloque Estrada Do Vau 8500 Portimão +351 (0)918 120 088