The great people over at IRG WORLD continue with their fantastic Formula 2021 racing series. Portimao is next on the calendar 25/04/21.
Featuring a great series we have seen the strength of the Formula 2021 racing car in rFactor 2. The series continues with the amazing Portimao circuit 0n 25/04/21
Winding through the Portuguese countryside like a colourful rollercoaster, Portimao will be the venue for the 3rd round in our fastest sim racing series, the IRG Advance Formula 2021. The winding hilly track is an exceptionally demanding facility for both popular two-wheel and other four-wheel racing series.
The facilities included in the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve technology park, in addition to the 4,653-meter track itself, also include a smaller karting loop and a sports complex with popular hotel and catering facilities – all built at a cost of nearly 200 million EUR.
This fairly new (opened in 2008) track quickly entered the world of motorsport, it’s in many places refers to the old school: the northern part of the Nurburgring or Spa. For drivers brought up on the so-called “Tilkodrom” is a step towards where the tracks forgave drivers for much fewer mistakes. A lot of differentiation of levels and driving at times can make more sensitive competitors feel nauseous – especially those who use VR technology for virtual racing.
A racers dream of swooping corners and elevations
After getting used to the labyrinth and familiarizing yourself with the curvey layout, the drive is amazing. Often interchangeably called Portimao, its specificity even encourages competition, a wide thread with an ambiguous line of passage (the so-called best line) allows you to fight wheel by circle not only on long straights. The track loop, consisting of 15 turns, also has several technical aspects – the most difficult of which is the double right-hand corner 10 and 11 with a blind entry, located in the second sector, which can cause a lot of trouble even for the best drivers.
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As you can see, the Portuguese Algarve is quite a challenge, not only when it comes to mountain climbing. The previous race on the Italian Imola also turned out to be quite a challenge, the report of which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ZrlEAnY6rbk