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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.



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:


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.


Circuito do Estoril


This year, Group 1 starts the season in one of the most mythical circuits in Europe and the oldest circuit in Portugal in activity. It´s also here where the season will end, so it will be excellent to have contact with the Circuit and take the first impressions from the competition.

The Mini Trophy will be part of the grid and other competitions will also be present in what is the first party of the Group 1 Portugal competition this year.

Grand Prix de Pau

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. 

18/19 July

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve


Taking place in one of the regions with the best climate in Europe and near several dreamy beaches, the Algarve Circuit is, naturally, a pleasant event for the families of the participants. Excellent condition on and off the track make this event enjoyable for drivers and their families. 

12/13 September

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.

17/18 October

Circuito Ángel Nieto

Jerez de La Frontera

The Ángel Nieto Circuit in Jerez de La Frontera is preparing to receive Formula 1 again, which reflects the quality of the circuit in terms of infrastructure. Extremely interesting from a technical point of view, the Jerez circuit also enjoys a special location, with good weather and a very close beachs, which can lead families to enjoy a weekend together.

21/22 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.

13 / 14 March

25/26 April

30/31 May



23/24 de November

Autódromo do Estoril


01/03 de November

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve


12/13 de October

Autódromo do Estoril


5/6 May

Circuito Vasco Sameiro


25/26 May

Circuito de Pau Ville


15/16 June

Circuito de Jarama RACE




1st of May - 2018

2/3 of June - 2018


6/7 October - 2018

Autódromo do Estoril

Circuito de Jarama

Autódromo do Estoril


19 to 21 of October - 2018

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve


17-18 of November - 2018

Autódromo do Estoril



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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