It is official, the MotoGP race that will take place in the Algarve, on the weekend of 20 to 22 November, is being presented at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA), track where it will be held, being the last race of the season .
The image that illustrates this publication is proof that in the MotoGP website the event is officially held, bringing the maximum exponent of the two wheels back to our country, after Estoril saw the circus in 2012 for the last time.
"I am very proud that MotoGP will return to my country eight years after the last Grand Prix, which took place at the Estoril Circuit in May 2012. I would like to warmly thank Dorna, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve and the Portuguese Motorcycle Federation for having managed to gather the necessary conditions for the organization of the final of the FIM World Grand Prix 2020 that takes place in Portugal ”, words from the Algarve Jorge Viegas, president of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), in the same publication where the race on Portuguese soil is officially announced.
On the other hand, the CEO of Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Paulo Pinheiro says that “It is a great achievement for our team to finally have MotoGP on our track! MotoGP is the pinnacle of two-wheel racing and we are very excited about that. It has been a long process with Dorna, we had an agreement in place since 2017 and, finally, all the hard work paid off. In addition, having Miguel Oliveira on the MotoGP grid, being able to fight for the podium will be a fantastic addition to this race and I hope the Championship will be decided here. "
"We are working to have fans in our race and we will start with a capacity of 30,000 fans for the race weekend and then we will decide with Dorna and the health authorities the next steps. We cannot express how happy we are. for having this race ” said Paulo Pinheiro in the MotoGP publication.
It will thus be a special Grand Prix for Miguel Oliveira, a KTM driver who yesterday achieved the best result ever, taking sixth place in the Czech Republic GP.