WTCR Race of Portugal

WTCR Race of Portugal - 23-24/06/2018

A circuit oozing history and intrigue, racing has been held on the hillside roads of Vila Real since 1931, when Gaspar Sameiro and Ercilio Barbosa conquered the original 7.150-kilometre course in a Ford Model A. Safety and financial factors meant races were held on an irregular basis until the WTCC’s arrival in 2015 provided stability and Vila Real’s first world championship-level race meeting. The 4.785-kilometre layout now used is a challenging blend of turns, climbs and descents. While a handful of chicanes were installed for safety reasons, the spectacle remains unaltered with speeds nearing 230kph on the final downhill section.

Track Essentials
Name: Circuito Internacional de Vila Real
Location: Av. Carvalho Araújo 7, 5000-651 Vila Real
Length: 4.785 kilometres
Race 1 distance: 11 laps (52.635 kilometres)
Race 2 distance: 11 laps (52.635 kilometres)
Race 3 distance: 13 laps (62.205 kilometres)
Best Laps
WTCR lap record (qualifying): To be established
TCR car lap record (qualifying): Norbert Nagy (SEAT León), 2m04.119s (138.51kph), 24/06/17
WTCR lap record (race): To be established
TCR car lap record (race): Francisco Abreu (Volkswagen Golf), 2m03.982s (138.66kph), 09/07/17
More Details
Time zone: GMT +1 hours
Fly to: Porto (101 kilometres)
Stay: Vila Real
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