GP2 Series and the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve have signed an agreement will see the series make its racing debut next year in a country where motorsport has a big following.
The Algarve track will host the last round of the 2009 GP2 Series championship, with the date to be announced shortly.
GP2 Series organiser Bruno Michel commented: “I am very pleased to be adding Algarve to our race calendar. On top of displaying and developing tomorrow’s talents, our aim also includes new venues that will generate track action as well as meet our security standards. The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve has made a tremendous job into providing us with a track that delivers everything a high-level category needs. I am really looking forward to the first event.”
Paulo Pinheiro, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve director, added: “I am delighted that the GP2 Series have chosen to conclude their 2009 season at our track. It rewards our hard work and dedication to build a circuit that can welcome such a prestigious category. This is a great honour and we are now entirely focused on finalising every detail before welcoming GP2 next year.”