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The FIA WTCC Race of Portugal is a round of the World Touring Car Championship, which has been held at the Autódromo do Estoril, Circuito da Boavista and Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal. Between 2015 and 2017 it will be held at Circuito Internacional de Vila Real in Vila Real.[1]

FIA WTCC Race of Portugal
Circuito Internacional de Vila Real
Circuito Internacional de Vila Real.png
Race information
Number of times held10
First held2007
Last held2017
Most wins (drivers)Switzerland Alain Menu
Portugal Tiago Monteiro
France Yvan Muller
(3)
Most wins (constructors)United States Chevrolet (8)
Last race (2017)
Race 1 Winner
Race 2 Winner

The race was first run in July 2007 at the Circuito da Boavista street course in the city of Porto, a track which was used as a Formula One track for the Portuguese Grand Prix in 1958 and 1960, and was revived in 2005 as a historic racing venue. The WTCC used the track only every other year though, so in 2008 the Estoril track was used. In 2010 and 2012 the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve at Portimão was used. It returned to the calendar for the 2015 World Touring Car Championship season, now held at the Circuito Internacional de Vila Real in Vila Real.[2]The race remained on the schedule when the WTCC merged with TCR in 2018, becoming one of the rounds for the inaugural World Touring Car Cup.

Tiago Monteiro is the only Portuguese driver to have won his home race. He has taken three victories in Portugal, firstly in 2008 when the race was held at Estoril, then in race one of the 2010 Race of Portugal at Portimão, and another in 2016 Race of Portugal at Vila Real (never won at his hometown - Porto).[3]

WinnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://algarve24.pt/en/news/portugal.back.wtcc-2015/2014-11-30
  2. ^ Mills, Peter (3 December 2014). "Qatar replaces Macau on 2015 WTCC calendar". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. ^ English, Steven (4 July 2010). "Monteiro celebrates home victory". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 27 June 2013.

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