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The Lorenzini Tour Auto 2020 will be crossing both south and north of Portugal, having a taste of its finest flavours and hospitality, and into a great adventure of road escapism.

The road stages will be held in some of the most emblematic and historic stages of the Rally de Portugal on this part of the territory. Most roads, however, were tested and chosen to a high standard of quality and safety, to test and challenge a true gentlemen driver’s skills.

From Lisbon to Cascais, you’ll find beaches and beach resorts that combine villas and hotels from the beginning of the 20th century with marinas and terraces. Further along the coast, you’ll come across world-renowned surfing beaches, but also the palaces scattered across the cultural landscape of Sintra, a World Heritage Site, and the location that will kick start the event.

Going south, the Tour will travel into the coastline of Alentejo, visiting picturesque rural landscapes that combine rice fields and extensive beaches between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sado Valley. Once considered the best-kept secret of Portugal, Comporta will host the first day of the tour.

The Lorenzini Tour Auto 2020 will then head towards the northern interior of Portugal, visiting mountains and villages of granite and schist. By the sea, fishing villages and cosmopolitan beaches with water sports set the pace of the day. Centuries-old heritage proudly displays the history of the region, each town with unique features that are worth discovering.

In the fourth day of the route, the tour will be passing by the breathtaking views of the Douro Valley, an iconic river that is home to centennial vineyards. This region, widely known for its world-class wine and award-winning gastronomy, will serve lunch for the Lorenzini Tour Auto 2020, combining nature-immersive racing enthusiasm with its cultural diversity.

Finishing in Oporto, a World Heritage city, the tour will be received by Minho and the almighty Invicta city. In an area of mountains and natural parks, this region’s heritage is seen in the Baroque architecture of Northern Portugal and appreciated in its greatness from the rearview mirror of a vintage sportscar.

Estoril Circuit

 

FIA Class 1 Circuit - Estoril is the most historic racetrack in Portugal and was the main and largest circuit in Portugal until 2008. The track has 4.36 kilometres and 13 curves.

For 13 editions (from 1984 to 1996), Estoril hosted the Portuguese Formula 1 Grand Prix. It was on Estoril track in his debut year in 1984 that Austrian Niki Lauda won his third championship. In 1985, Brazilian Ayrton Senna got his first pole and victory in the category, and in 1993 Frenchman Alain Prost won the four-time championship. The circuit was also on the MotoGP calendar until 2012.

Braga Circuit

 

The Vasco Sameiro Circuit, also known as the Braga International Circuit, was built in 1990 and opened in 1993.

It runs counterclockwise with a perimeter of 3020 meters. The width of the track varies between 11 and 14 meters, with 12 curves, 8 of them to the left and 5 to the right, and has 6 straight lines, the longest of which is 898 meters long.

The track surrounds a runway and even has a kart track used by the World Karting Championship in 2000 and 2005.

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