Race track highlights

Parkalgar’s ultra modern race track will see more top class international action on September 11 with both the latest round of the FIA GT3 European and the International Cooper Tyres British F3 Championships while the FIA GT1 and GT2 categories and the GP2 Series come to town between the 18th and 20th.

While many tourists are still expected to be in the region at those times, residents eager to experience the pulsating adrenaline high first-hand are  able to secure their place in the grand stand now.

Tickets priced between 10 and 90 euros – children under 12 enjoy free entry – have gone on sale at the usual outlets. In addition, there is a great bonus for all online purchases made on the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) website until August 31 with fans benefitting from discounts in excess of 50 per cent and/or ‘buy one get one free’ offers depending on the day and event.

Please visit www.autodromointernacionaldoalgarve.com for full details.

Historic event

Portimão’s Motor Park will also host the Algarve Historic Festival from October 16 to18.

The biggest event of its type to be staged on the Iberian Peninsula, the three-day spectacular will not only feature 16 races in 12 different categories involving roadsters built between 1930-80, but also commemorates Audi’s centenary.

The highlight of the German manufacturer’s 100 years in the automobile industry will be a parade open to the general public.

Interested Audi owners should contact [email protected] together with their name, address, telephone number as well as the model and year of the car they propose to enter.