Motor highlights

The Algarve’s brand new multi-use Parkalgar race track near Portimão has revealed an exciting and comprehensive events schedule for the remainder of the year. Adding a further truly international dimension to the Algarve’s sporting complexion, next Sunday, May 17, sees two-seaters such as Porsches and Ferraris competing over two 200km races during the International GT Open, followed by the famous Le Mans Series on August 2.

Four weeks later, the motorbike stocksport Vodafone Speed Open Championship comes to town, the GP2 Series FIA GT World Championship is the September 20 highlight and the Vodafone Speed Open returns on October 11.

The Algarve Historic Motor Festival takes pride of place on October 18 followed by the World Superbike and Supersport Championship climax featuring the Motor Park’s own Parkalgar Honda team a weekend later. Another visit from the GT Spain Championship on November 8 brings a fantastic debut year for racing fans to a close.