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The Autódromo do Estoril (officially, Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva) is a race course in Portugal. Its length is 4.182 km (2.599 mi). It was the home of the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix from 1984 to 1996.
The Estoril circuit was built in 1972 on a rocky plateau not far from Estoril, Portugal, the beach resort lending its name to the circuit. The course has two hairpin turns, noticeable elevation changes, and a long start/finish straight. Its original perimeter was 4.350 km (2.703 mi).
HISTORY REPEATS FOR ROCKETMAN LORENZO IN ESTORIL; ROSSI FOURTH Posted on: 04/10/2009
Jorge Lorenzo was untouchable once again in Portugal this afternoon and took a stunning fourth win of the season, 16 months on from his maiden MotoGP victory at this same track. His Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi had a disappointing day and came home a distant fourth, although the Fiat Yamaha Team secured the Teams' Championship title, the first leg of t... Read More >>
LORENZO AND ROSSI FIRST AND THIRD AS MOTOPGP RESUMES IN ESTORIL Posted on: 02/10/2009
After a month-long break, MotoGP was finally back in action today at Estoril in Portugal for the 14th round of the season. Carrying a special one-off ‘Fiat Punto Evo livery for this race, the Fiat Yamaha pair of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi made a strong start to the weekend, finishing Free Practice in first and third respectively.