The Lansdowne and GP Originals at Portimão

The Lansdowne Classic Series is joining forces with post classic two-stroke Grand Prix series GP Originals for an end of season non-Championship finale at the Algarve Classic Festival held at Autodromo do Algarve in Portimão, Portugal.

Portimão is one the greatest circuits on the planet with a mixture of corners inspired by the most famous bends from other circuits around the World. Definitely at track any serious racer needs to tick off as done. Over 2.9 miles of a sinuous, fast, testing circuit ideally suited to proper Grand Prix machines like The Lansdowne and GP Originals machinery.

The weather in the Algarve in October is superb and a great way to finish the season in warm sunshine and dry weather before the long dark cold nights set in. The circuit is under half an hour drive to the beach or within the hour you can be at the Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park.

The Lansdowne Portimao event

19th–21st October season finale

The provisional format for GP Originals and The Lansdowne Portimao event is as follows:

  • 20 minute qualifying (Friday)
  • Two 20 minute races (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Four tickets, two vehicle passes
  • Two optional non-timed practice sessions (€60 tbc per session – Thursday)
  • Grid arranged by qualifying times
  • Bike transportation approx £180 depending on final numbers (nearly full)
  • Non-Championship event

Riders will enjoy the following benefits

The entry fee is €498 and includes the following complimentary benefits:

  • Three nights 5-star track-side hotel accommodation for two people
  • Access to circuit VIP lounge throughout the weekend
  • Extended stay option at preferential rates

Licences, fuel and other questions

Riders will need to be ACU National licence holders.

As with all European events you will require start permission and repatriation insurance from the ACU at £165. The event has been added to the FIM calendar and the number for your start permission is: EMN 10 / 426. Riders from other European countries, outside of Portugal, will also require start permission from their own Federation.

Race fuel at 102 Octane, Ethanol-free unleaded is available at the circuit. Anyone with high compression engine who is concerned about fuel please bring along a couple of bottles of Millers CVL.

The hotel is a complimentary offer that has been arranged between the event and the tourist board. There will be no reduction in the entry should you not require the accommodation, however there will be an opportunity to exchange rooms with other non-riding guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Please get in touch asap if your team/family would like a room at the hotel to exchange with a rider.

Confirmation of your hotel booking

You should now have confirmed your rider booking and added any additional rooms or guests. Please note the hotel allocation will quickly fill up so don’t delay!