FIA WTCC Race of Portugal

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FIA WTCC Race of Portugal
Circuito Internacional de Vila Real
Circuito Internacional de Vila Real.png
Race information
Number of times held 8
First held 2007
Last held 2016
Most wins (drivers) Switzerland Alain Menu
Portugal Tiago Monteiro
(3)
Most wins (constructors) United States Chevrolet (8)
Last race (2016)
Race 1 Winner
Race 2 Winner

The FIA WTCC Race of Portugal is a round of the World Touring Car Championship, which has been held at the Autódromo do Estoril, Circuito da Boavista and Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal. Between 2015 and 2017 it will be held at Circuito Internacional de Vila Real in Vila Real.[1]

The race was first run in July 2007 at the Circuito da Boavista street course in the city of Porto, a track which was used as a Formula One track for the Portuguese Grand Prix in 1958 and 1960, and was revived in 2005 as a historic racing venue. The WTCC only usefd the track every other year though, so in 2008 the Estoril track was used. In 2010 and 2012 the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve at Portimão was used. It returned to the calendar for the 2015 World Touring Car Championship season, now held at the Circuito Internacional de Vila Real in Vila Real.[2]

Tiago Monteiro is the only Portuguese driver to have won his home race. He has taken three victories in Portugal, firstly in 2008 when the race was held at Estoril, then in race one of the 2010 Race of Portugal at Portimão, and another in 2016 Race of Portugal at Vila Real (never won at his hometown - Porto).[3]

Winners[edit]

Year Race Driver Manufacturer Location Report
2016 Opening Race Netherlands Tom Coronel United States Chevrolet Vila Real Report
Main Race Portugal Tiago Monteiro Japan Honda
2015 Race 1 Argentina José María López France Citroën Report
Race 2 China Ma Qing Hua France Citroën
2013 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Porto Report
Race 2 United Kingdom James Nash United States Chevrolet
2012 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Portimão Report
Race 2 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet
2011 Race 1 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet Porto Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet
2010 Race 1 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Spain SEAT Portimão Report
Race 2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT
2009 Race 1 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT Porto Report
Race 2 Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW
2008 Race 1 Sweden Rickard Rydell Spain SEAT Estoril Report
Race 2 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Spain SEAT
2007 Race 1 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet Porto Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Germany BMW

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