Winter motorsports in Portimão

By TPN/Lusa, in Sport, Motoring, Algarve · 15-01-2021 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The last round of the GT4 South and the first event of the GT Winter Series join forces in the Algarve with 29 teams.

On 23 and 24 January, GT4 South European will have its decisive last 2020 race. At the same time, the winter competition GT Winter Series 2021 will have its first 2021 race.

Having had a brief stop in Portugal in 2020, the GT Winter Series was conceived as a competition where European teams can race during the winter and prepare in the best way for the 2021 racing calendar. GT Winter Series is composed of three winter races, two in Portimão and one in the Motorland Aragon circuit. A variety of cars are admitted, including the German BMW M2 Trophy, general Touring cars, cars from one-make trophys, etc.

As for GT4, after Jerez de la Frontera, GT4 South will finish the season and name the 2020 winners in the Algarve. Teams that had already been to Portimão last year, such as the famous Zakspeed Racing and Burgmann Racing, are returning with their Mercedes AMG and Porsche Cayman, respectively. Also back is Teichmann Racing with their two KTM GT4. There are also several new teams, such as Racing One, usually present at the DTM trophy, which will make their debut in this competition.

Diogo Ferrão said: “After so many struggles in such a difficult year as 2020, the 12 GT4 will represent our championship record and provide great racing with the BOP allowing exciting racing. Of course, the international presence is key, but we expect to include even more local cars, as they usually sign up closer to the date. It will be a pleasure to see so many fantastic machines together, boasting the latest technology, competing in Portimão.

“Add the 30 cars with the GT WinterSeries, compare that to the 18 from last year (an enormous increase) and we’re obviously filled with great joy.”

Unfortunately, due to the Pandemic still going on, the public will not be allowed at the event. However, soon the organisation will have news about additional efforts to provide the fans with the most information possible on the races. See more on the and websites and social media.

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