4 Hours of Portimao 2022 |4 Hours of Portimao 2022
The most challenging circuit
Due to the technicalities of its design, AIA racing track has received the highest praise from top drivers around the world and the main governing bodies of motorsports.
The natural relief of the terrain was ideal for creating a unique circuit with many uphill and downhill sections that make driving a pleasure, since the corners and straights follow each other in quick succession with steep elevation changes.
People in Portugal are typically a laid-back and friendly bunch, whilst the diversity of the country, with its forests and mountains inland and coastline of fantastic beaches and colourful cities, provides plenty of adventures and lasting memories for visitors.
In the south of the country is the Algarve International Circuit close to Portimão, in the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular region for holidaymakers, with fantastic beaches and a superb climate all year round.
Local dishes, fresh seafood from the Atlantic is the order of the day, with clams, oysters and cockles served in a variety of manners including stews, casseroles and rice dishes. The fresh fish is first class in this region and cooked over charcoal grills it tastes sublime – try the mackerel or in Portimão go for grilled sardines, which are a local favourite.
The Algarve has one of the best climates in Europe, all year round. With little rainfall, generally occurring between the months of November and March, and plenty of sunshine, the Algarve offers outstanding weather conditions for year-round tourism.
Temperatures are high in summer, which is one reason why the Algarve is a top “sun and sea” destination and an authentic paradise for beachgoers. The region’s beaches, stretching for many kilometres along the coast, consist of fine, golden sand, and the sea is calm, with temperatures of around 22ºC in the summer.
All around the region, you will find the chance to discover some of the charms and secrets of Portugal’s history, which time has not yet managed to erase.
Spending your holidays in the Algarve also provides an opportunity for travelling in time, finding numerous testimonies to the different peoples and cultures that have come together throughout the history of this region.
From traces of the Roman presence to evidence of the long legacy of muslins times, from the Christian reconquest to the epic period of the Portuguese discoveries, you will find all kinds of reasons for rediscovering the signs of a quite distinctive historical past.
The European Le Mans Series is a European sports car racing endurance series inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans race and organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). The European Le Mans Series is similar to the former American Le Mans Series (ALMS) based in the United States and Canada that was running with ACO and IMSA between 1999 and 2013. ELMS team champions and runners-up receive an automatic entry to the following year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Originally titled the Le Mans Endurance Series before becoming simply the Le Mans Series in 2006.
The European Le Mans Series was launched for 2001 with five races, including a premier 1000 km race at Estoril, which would be the European equivalent of the 1000 mile Petit Le Mans and earn automatic entries to the 24 Hours of Le Mans for each class winner. For the 2004 Le Mans Endurance Series, the series participated in four events, including resurrecting classic races like the 1000km Monza, 1000km Nürburgring, 1000 km Silverstone and the Spa 1000 km. In 2007, the Le Mans Series held its first and single overseas race in the continent of South America with Mil Milhas Brasil. In 2010, the Formula Le Mans Cup was integrated into the Le Mans Series.