European Le Mans Series to be decided in Portimão

European Le Mans Series to be decided in Portimão

Tickets are still available 

The countdown has begun for the European Le Mans Series 2023 Grand Finale, which will take place at the Algarve International Circuit (AIA) in Portimão between October 20 and 22.

For the first time in the history of the competition, there will be a double header with two races taking place within 48 hours of each other – 4 Hours of Algarve, to be held on Friday, October 20; and 4 Hours of Portimão, to be held on Sunday, October 22. It was the solution that organisers decided upon after the cancellation of 4 Hours of Imola.

“This is an unprecedented challenge that teams and drivers will have to overcome in a championship that is not yet decided,” organisers point out.

The group of drivers who will be taking to the tarmac track included former Formula 1 racers, such as Juan-Pablo Montoya and Tatiana Calderón from Colombia, Paul Di Resta from the UK, and Nélson Piquet Júnior from Brazil.

Several Portuguese drivers, such as Miguel Cristóvão, Manuel Espirito Santo, Pedro Perino, and Rui Águas, will also be taking part with the goal of raising the Portuguese flag at the end of the two scheduled races.

But it won’t be just the European Le Mans Series showcasing its speed and colours on the challenging Algarve circuit, organisers say.

The starting grid will also include drivers and cars from the Le Mans Cup and the Radical, who will hold their world finals at the Algarve racetrack.

Tickets for this action-packed weekend of racing are available on the Algarve International Circuit website and range from €15 to €50 for the entire weekend, allowing fans to follow the two European Le Mans Series races and the support races taking place during this unique weekend, both in the grandstands and the paddock.

By Michael Bruxo

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