The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals returns once more to the ever popular Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve (KIA) from November 19-26 this year, for the 22nd edition of the racing season highlight. KIA will welcome the Rotax community again for the fourth time in the history of this amazing event.
Take a closer look at this very fast and quite technical circuit that brings the best out of the competition in the racing, providing the ideal venue for the showdown of nearly 400 Rotax champions from around the world.
The 1,600 metre international circuit Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve is most definitely one of the topranking karting locations on the racing calendar and is located along the Atlantic coastline of the Algarve region in the south of Portugal. With its warm weather and beautiful beaches, surrounded by a mountainous natural landscape, it is rich with culture, great food and leisure. The Autódromo do Algarve is the favourite home to motorsport events in Portimão and one of the premier racing facilities worldwide, with its 5-star hotel spa resort and serviced apartments. The kart circuit was completed in 2010 as part of a huge modern complex and overlooks the big race circuit, which also plays host to various international car and motorcycle events annually. It is just a 15 minute drive from the cities of Portimão and Lagos, situated within good driving distance from two international airports: Faro (70km) and Lisbon (200km).
The kart track offers a very nice and fast layout to drive with a really smooth surface over a varying degree of elevation. It has many different types of corners that can make the contrast between drivers during the competition, with good ‘user-friendly’ kerbs defining the apex and edge of the circuit. There is a fast 400-metre-long straight and without any doubt, plenty of places to pass throughout the lap.
We have published the track introduction in the Vroom magazine August/September issue 2022.