Portugal was the first country in Europe to hold motorsport competitions after the pandemic that stopped the world in recent months, which started this weekend at the Estoril Circuit with the National Speed Championship (CNV) Motorcycling, which will continue at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) on the weekend of June 19 to 21, according to the website of the Federation of Motorcycling of Portugal (FMP).
Like the CNV, other championships also prepare for a return to asphalt, as is the case with the World Superbike Championship, all of which having Portugal on their way and with some adjustments to their calendars.
In early July, from 4 to 7 in Estoril and from 10 to 13 in Portimão, the first two races of the FIM CEV Repsol took place, the championship of 'access' to MotoGP and from which came some of the most well-known in the speed motorcycling, such as Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Marc Marquez or Miguel Oliveira. A championship with ‘world seal’ by virtue of Junior Moto3, side by side with the European Talent Cup and the European Moto2.
It should be noted that in Portugal the FIM CEV Repsol is promoted by Dorna and will hold its only two races already scheduled, at the Autódromo do Estoril and the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, the same being held on weekdays, on unprecedented days in competition history.
At the beginning of August, from 7 to 9 August, instead of what was initially planned, it will be the turn of the World Superbike to complete one of its stages in the AIA, proof that was anticipated by about a month to be held a week before the CNV's second visit to the 'Russian Mountain', which will take place on the 15th and 16th of August.
Necessary changes to calendars that continue to be adjusted by promoters according to the availability of the tracks, according to the Portuguese Motorcycle Federation (FMP).