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Vila Real

Vila Real was a classic road race for sports cars until political upheaval in Portugal led to its cancellation in 1974.

Official Name
Circuito Urbano
Country
Portugal
Location
Vila Real, Norte
Co-ordinates
41.300454, -7.731637
Latest Race
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Vila Real was a classic road race for sports cars until political upheaval in Portugal led to its cancellation in 1974. It was a street circuit in the rawest state with undulating roads lined by lamp posts, walls and houses that passed over both bridges and a couple of level crossings. The circuit reopened in 1979 with national touring car events being held until 1991. A newer curtailed layout has been used since 2007 with a round of the World Touring Car Championship held here from 2015.

Circuit

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.858 (Miles)

Change

Western extent bypassed, chicane built on Rua de Vasco Sarmento

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

4.303 (Miles)

Change

Chicane built before Ponte Timparia

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

4.303 (Miles)

Change

Startline moved, circuit unchanged

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

4.303 (Miles)

Change

Original starting straight bypassed

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

4.58 (Miles)

Change

Ponte de St Margarida used for the only time

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

4.474 (Miles)

Change

Original road course

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3,223

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18,238

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