Portimao will continue to host the Portuguese World Superbike round until at least 2022 after announcing a three-year contract extension.

The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve has been on the World Superbike championship calendar since 2008, with the exception of 2016, and welcomes the series back this weekend for a two-day test in preparation for the Portuguese round in September.

World Superbike has duly announced a three-year deal extension to keep the championship heading to Portimao until 2022.

“The renewal of the contract with Autodromo Internacional do Algarve is fantastic news for WorldSBK,” Gregorio Lavilla, WorldSBK executive director of sporting and organisation, said. “Portimao Circuit stands out as being a very unique layout that makes it one of the riders’ favourite destinations in the championship calendar.

“Every year the Portuguese Round becomes the stage of spectacular racing and fans flock to Portugal not only to enjoy the WorldSBK battles but also for discovering the beauties of the landscapes and enjoying the amazing Algarve beaches.

“Autodromo do Algarve has modern facilities that constantly improve every year to host our paddock.

“The fact that Portimao has secured WorldSBK until 2022 shows the deep bond between the two parties, and we can’t wait to see the incredible races that Portimao will give us over the next three years.”

 

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