ETCC 2016 - Portugalsko - newsfeed
A new addition to the ETCC for 2016 and the first street track in the championship’s current guise, this is a circuit full of history and intrigue. Racing has been held around the hillside roads of Vila Real since 1931, when Gaspar Sameiro and Ercilio Barbosa conquered the original 7.150-kilometre course in a Ford Model A. Since then races have been run on and off, while the WTCC’s arrival in 2015 signalled Vila Real’s first world championship meeting. The 4.755-kilometre layout used was a challenging blend of turns, climbs and descents with a handful of chicanes installed for safety reasons.