The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve will make its MotoGP debut in November, hosting the final race weekend on the calendar.
Over the last few years, the scenic Algarve circuit at Portimao has been MotoGP’s official reserve circuit, but has been welcomed to the line-up for 2020 – the first season since 1986 that no races will take place outside of Europe.
The unique track will become home to the four-wheeled championship, Formula 1, this year too, with the series organisers announcing it would be visiting the venue later this season.
With distinctive elevation changes and a rolling layout, the Algarve circuit is often compared to a rollercoaster ride. The thrill-seeking Portimao track, for both fans and riders alike, is expected to feature on future MotoGP calendars as a potential alternative to Valencia.
“Portugal has a long history in our sport and there have been some historic battles in Estoril. It’s something very good for us to have the possibility to go back to Portugal, especially with Miguel Oliveira participating as it’s great to have a Portuguese rider able to compete in his own country. We are extremely happy to be racing in Portimao at the end of the year.” – Dorna Sports CEO, Carmelo Ezpeletza
Returning to Portugal for the first time since 2012, the MotoGP event will witness Red Bull KTM Tech 3 rider Miguel Oliveira racing on home turf in the premier class for the first time.
A place on the podium would be an exciting moment for the Portuguese rider, and with an exciting season so far, Portimao could be the decider for the World Title.