4 Hours of Portimão

The 4 Hours of Portimão (also known as 4 Hours of Algarve) is an endurance race for sports cars, held at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, in Portugal. The first races were held in 2009 and 2010 as 1000 Kilometres of Algarve, as part of Le Mans Series calendar. Since 2017, it is run in 4 hours format, as part of the European Le Mans Series.

History

The 1000 Kilometres of Algarve was run for the first time in 2009, and was the third round of the Le Mans Series. The race was won by Pescarolo Sport, whilst won the LMP2 category, Alphand Aventures won the GT1 category, and won the GT2 category.[1] The race was held again in 2010, and again was the third round of the Le Mans Series. This time, Team Oreca Matmut took the overall victory, whilst RML won the LMP2 category, DAMS won the Formula Le Mans category, AF Corse won the GT2 category, and Larbre Competition won the GT1 category.[2] For 2011, the Portuguese round of the Le Mans Series used the Autódromo do Estoril instead,[3] and the 1000 km of Algarve hasn't been run since.

In 2017 Portimão took the place of Estoril in the European Le Mans series calendar, in a 4 hour race.[4]

Winners

Year Drivers Team Car Time Distance Championship
2009 France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Christophe Tinseau
France Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo 01 Evo 5:49:04.176 1000 km Le Mans Series
2010 France Olivier Panis
France Stéphane Sarrazin
France Nicolas Lapierre
France Team Oreca Matmut Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
(Diesel)
5:48:30.820 1000 km Le Mans Series
2011-2016: not held
Year Drivers Team Car Laps (Distance) Duration Championship
2017 Australia James Allen
United Kingdom Richard Bradley
Colombia Gustavo Yacamán
France Graff Oreca 07 139 laps (646,64 km) 4 hours European Le Mans Series
2018 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
United Kingdom Philip Hanson
United States United Autosports Ligier JS P217 140 laps (651,69 km) 4 hours European Le Mans Series
2019 France Paul-Loup Chatin
France Paul Lafargue
Mexico Memo Rojas
France IDEC Sport Oreca 07 106 laps (493,22 km) 4 hours European Le Mans Series

References

  1. ^ "Algarve 1000 Kilometres 2009 - Race results". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Algarve 1000 Kilometres 2010 - Race results". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Pescarolo team wins the Estoril 6 Hours". Planetlemans.com. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.autosport.pt/velocidade/elms/elms-final-da-epoca-de-2017-passa-do-estoril-para-portimao/