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Created in 2012, this classic series with Group1 Pre-1981 specifications, was born from the teams needs to compete in a championship where there was a controlled participation costs, like the English spirit of the "Club Racing". This competition is always disputed by class, rewording the teams and drivers big effort who runs in each classes, fighting their own championship inside the championship.

Like it was on the past, this races are getting extremely  interesting. Remember the GR1 national championships of 1979, 1980 and 1981, not mentioning the famous english BTCC, also disputed with this kind of cars.

Nowadays, like in Portugal, England and France, Group1 races have been very well disputed and competitive and the grids growing every day. 

Besides this, the cars value is increasing, with a lot more interested people in Europe, in participate on this competitions, making this a secure investment.

CALENDAR

1st May - Estoril

2/3 June - Jarama

6/7 October - Estoril Classic

With the support of Turismo de Portugal and Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Estoril Classic will bring back again to Circuito do Estoril, an event full of glamour and heritage, joining Formula1 Classic, WGPBL (World Grand Prix Bike Legends), Rally de Portugal Histórico, Pre-1981 CSS Group1 and Iberian Historic Endurance championships.

19/21 October - Algarve

The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve it's a modern circuit build in 2008, with all the latest specifications, in terms of confort and safety. This is also the bigger and the most important historic car events of Iberian Pesinsula, gathering more than 300 cars and 500 drivers, from 23 countries. For the 8th time in a row, the final season of Historic Racing will be at Autodromo do Algarve.

Estoril - 17/18 Novembro

It was in Estoril, under rain, that Ayrton Senna conquered the first win of his career. It was also the place where Niki Lauda conquered his first world championship. It was also at Portugal Grand Prix that a "hot" maneuver triggered the most famous rivalry on the history of Formula 1. Estoril Racing Festival closes the season with a flourish.

13 / 14 April

Circuito do Estoril

On this testday, inserted on the Super Racing Series weekend, teams will have the chance to test their cars for the first time in 2019, and to fight with the opponent teams for the new season.

 

4 / 5 May

Circuito Vasco Sameiro

The Braga Festival of Speed will be an absolut Club Racing day at Braga circuit. Drivers and teams will have the chance to race on a day full of adrenaline.

With all the activity on the track still to define, drivers and teams will need to be faster and solid, so that all goes like planned.

25 / 26 May

Circuit de Pau

Pau is a city born around its wall, strategically located 50 km from the border with Spain. With great importance and historical and architectural heritage, Pau is today a charming tourist destination.

The circuit, also known as "Little Monaco", hosts an annual classic car festival where a very limited number of competitions are admitted, including the Group1 Portugal. 

15 / 16 June

Circuito Jarama Race

The circuit of Jarama has always been one of the most popular events of the Iberian Historic Endurance, thanks to its very fluid layout, with short straights and several fast curves, thus becoming perfect for the classics, i.e. the contemporary models of the time in which the circuit was designed.

The proximity to Madrid brings a large audience to the Jarama event, and it also makes it very popular among the delegations of the various participating teams.

12 /13 October

Circuito do Estoril

Estoril Classic is an event supported by Associação de Turismo and Camara de Cascais. The event, whose first edition was in 2017, was a again in 2018 terrific surprise, with excellent reviews and a great festive atmosphere. The Grandstand had a record number of 29.000 spectators, the highest since the Moto GP race in 2012. This event wil join again F1, GT & Sportscars, Rally de Portugal, Concurso de Elegância.

1 / 3 November

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

Taking place in one of the regions with the best climate in Europe and near several dreamy beaches, the Algarve Classic Festival is, naturally, a pleasant event for the families of the participants. This is also the biggest and most important historic cars event of the Iberian Peninsula, gathering in each of the last editions over 300 cars and 500 Drivers, coming from 23 countries.

23 / 24 November

Circuito do Estoril

Because it happens in November, a time of the year where it is almost impossible to compete on the North Europe, Estoril Racing Festivaç is the perfect event to close the season.

RESULTS 2019

ESTORIL RACING FESTIVAL

23/24 de novembro

ALGARVE CLASSIC FESTIVAL

ESTORIL CLASSICS

12/13 de outubro

01/03 de novembro

Autódromo do Estoril

Autódromo do Estoril

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

CIRCUITO DE BRAGA

5/6 May

GRAND PRIX DE PAU

25/26 May

Circuito Vasco Sameiro

Circuito de Pau Ville

JARAMA CLASSIC

15/16 JUne

Circuito de Jarama RACE

2018

CIRCUITO DE PRIMAVERA

JARAMA CLASSIC

1st of May - 2018

2/3 of June - 2018

ESTORIL CLASSIC

6/7 Outubro - 2018

Autódromo do Estoril

Circuito de Jarama

Autódromo do Estoril

ALGARVE CLASSIC FESTIVAL

19 to 21 of October - 2018

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

ESTORIL RACING FESTIVAL

17-18 of November - 2018

Autódromo do Estoril

 
 

ABOUT

The championship is based on the Turismo series regulations (Gr.1), extremely well suceeded specialy between 1970 and 1981. Today, like it was in the past, the big difficulty was to find homologated and originals parts for some models. Because of that, the tecnical regulation allows to work around this difficulty without raising costs.

To decrease the costs, the regulation was planned so that it was possible that cars with prices between 3.000€ and 30.000€ could participate. For more informations about the cars allowed, associated costs and how you can start racing with us, please find the contacts below the page.

The annual participation costs are about 10.000€ per team - 5.000€ per driver, when it's divided between two drivers.

We only have 5 events in Portugal per year, to minimize the costs and so that the teams are able to dispute the entire championship. Each Sprint event has two races of 25 minutes, like Braga Festival of Speed and Estoril GT Open. Then we have the endurance events like Vila Real and Algarve Classic festival, with two races of 40 minutes, and the 250km Estoril event with one race of 120 minutes.

 Group1 Portugal is divided by the following categories:

 
 

REGULATIONS

The sports regulation is very simple, based on a mix of sprint and endurance races. The tchnical regulation is based on the portuguese Group1 regulation, but with some changes due to the dificulty to find original and homologated parts, with the goal of decreasing costs.

The admited tires are "low-cost", Toyo R888, with prices inferior to 100€ and that in several cases, lasts an intire season.

Group1 Portugal recomends the consultation of the regulation links below, however in case of changes you can always find the regulations available at FPAK.

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CONTACTS

Person of contact:  FRANCISCO PINTO ABREU

​Tel: +351 910 767 968

Tel: +351 210 920 650

Bela Vista Office, Estrada de Paço de Arcos, nº66

Lisboa, 2735-336

Portugal