This circuit has been used several times for the European autocross championship and it is traditionally the circuit where the Portuguese round of the FIA European Championship for rallycross drivers takes place.
Disappearance of Rui Pedro Teixeira Mendonça
Rui Pedro Teixeira Mendonça went missing on March 4, 1998 in Lousada, Portugal. Rui Pedro was 11 years old and riding his bicycle outside near his home when he disappeared. His case remains unsolved.