Moto GP. The speed, the track, the scoring… everything you need to know about the Portuguese Grand Prix circuit. sports

2023 MotoGP season It starts with Portimao Circuit, during the Portuguese Grand Prix. Inaugurated in 2008, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve hosts its first MotoGP race in November 2020, marking Portugal’s return to the top-flight calendar, seven years after the last race at the Estoril circuit. A copy would be won by the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira, who was riding at the time for the French Tech 3 team on a KTM. The last year, France’s Fabio Quartaro won. Track, speed, score… Here’s everything you need to know.

Portimao Circuit Characteristics of the Portuguese Grand Prix

Length : 4.6 km

Number of courses: 15

Most wins: Valentino Rossi (5)

Lap record: Alex Raines at 1’39”450.

Circuit of the Portuguese Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing. © Computer graphics: Olivier Bernard / Ouest-France

Located in the Algarve region on the southern coast of Portugal, the Portimão track is very unique and famous for the physical effort required throughout the weekend. Consisting of climbs and descents, it is a real roller coaster when you go up over 300 km/h on your motorbike. As if that weren’t enough, filled angles are also scattered throughout the circle, particularly on 5 and 13.

Video tour of the Portuguese Grand Prix circuit

Short video tour of the circuit, on board with Fabio Quartararo, author of The Turns in 2022.

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