40 Cars Max
The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, a.k.a. the Portimão Circuit, is a hugely exciting track that combines creative corners, fast, sweeping sections, and long stretches for you to really open up that engine. A relatively new track, Portimão is a £180m development kitted out with first-class facilities and offers an exclusive track day experience for both drivers and off-track visitors.
As well as being able to sample a wide variety of luxury sports cars, including our own fleet of race-prepared Ginetta and Caterham models, want2race offers you the opportunity to drive your own car around this highly unique track.
The Portimão track day is also Day 2 of the Iberia 'Tres' of the Best package. Available as an individual track day or as part of the full package, this three-day trip takes you to a trio of the Iberian Peninsula’s most exquisite circuits. Either way, you won’t want to miss out on this unmissable track day experience.
Address: Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Sítio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande, 8500-148 Portimão, Portugal
Phone: +351 282 405 600
Circuit type: Permanent road course
The main Portimão circuit is 2.92 miles (approx. 4.7km) long and consists of 16 turns, all of varying difficulty and offering different technical challenges. In terms of noise levels, the track runs around 102dB and can hold up to 40 cars total; however, we like to keep our numbers as low as possible in order to optimise each driver’s individual experience.
W2R Track Days at the Portimão circuit are perfect for individuals or small groups looking to get as much track time as possible and offers a decent level of difficulty to cater to drivers of all ability levels.
The 2020 W2R Portimão Track Day offers open pit lane access and optimal, low circuit capacity, meaning each and every driver can enjoy a well-run track day with minimal stoppages, no queues and, therefore, maximum time on the track for a more exclusive experience overall.
Our chosen format guarantees customers a complete experience, with high-end hospitality, facilities and all-round assistance, as well as relaxed off-track atmosphere set in the beautiful scenery of the Algarve.
*Subject to change. Keep in mind that each track day varies – schedules will be confirmed closer to the time.*
The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is in southern Portugal, near Portimão. The nearest international airport is at Faro, around 50 miles or 55 minutes further east along the coast.
The circuit is just a 10-15 minute drive from the cities of Portimão and Lagos. From either direction, take the A22 motorway and exit at Mexilhoeira Grande and follow the signs to the circuit.
Bringing Your Own Car?
If you want to drive your own beloved car, want2race have our own specialist transport, storage and car preparation services that can take your vehicles from our prestigious Donington Park base to your chosen track. Just speak to our team for more information.
A relatively new track, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve—more commonly referred to as the Portimão race circuit—was originally conceived by engineer, Paulo Pinheiro in 2002, with the hopes of landing a Formula 1 Grand Prix. However, financial hurdles meant the original projection would go on to be set back by some time. In the interim, it would receive a number of backers, including Parkalgar, who would go on to be the track’s in-house racing brand and headed up by Pinheiro himself.
With the help of Parkalgar, the circuit was eventually launched in 2008, showcasing a modern, mixed-speed layout and an unprecedented number of elevation changes, giving it the notable rollercoaster reputation it is now known for. The full complex itself is a huge operation: more of a resort than just a racing circuit, with all the hospitality of a five-star hotel and a 100,000-spectator capacity, including a VIP tower with 15,000 seats.
Upon its launch, it quickly secured a round in the World Superbike Championships, with the Parkalgar Honda World Supersport team making its competitive debut. Not long after, the track got its first taste of F1 action through winter testing, with a variety of teams taking to the track.
Since then, the Portimão circuit has gone on to add a number of dates to its racing calendar, including the Maxi Endurance 32-hour race, the longest continuous race in the world. After over £180 million spent to bring this circuit to life, it remains Portugal’s premium racetrack and widely used across a variety of disciplines.
The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is a modern circuit of the highest specifications and offers a truly wild ride when it comes to your driving experience. Not only is it a roaring and fast-paced track, but the complex itself is built to satisfy all of your needs both on and off the track.
Given that it is located in such a desirable region as the Algarve, it is a highly popular choice for those looking for the most exclusive of track days. Spaces sell out fast, so book early if you want to secure your spot on the grid at our next Portimão track day.
Check out our calendar page to find out more about our next visit to Portimão, as well as all of our other upcoming dates. If you need any more information, please don’t hesitate to ask: just contact us via phone on 01332 47 00 57, or email us at email@example.com.