THE TEAM

If we ought to express AIA’s team profile, we might sum it up in two words: experience and passion. We have gathered a group of specialists in several key areas such as racetrack operations, safety, facilities management, maintenance, logistics, driving experiences, promotions and events. Men and Women devoted to motorsports in an incredibly passionate way. Meet them, one by one.

Catarina Azevedo

Track management director

At the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve since 2009, she plays a major role in the front-office with Clients as the person in-charge of managing the track occupation. Catarina is responsible for the logistics and coordination of all major events, since track-rentals, to catering and accommodation.

Miguel Praia

AIA Racing School and Events director

Seasoned motorcycle professional pilot. Miguel participated in several internacional motorcycling championships between 2002 and 2013. He ran in the Parkalgar Racing Team, twice runner-up squad at the World Supersport Championship. Currently, he is the Director of the Racing School, in charge for the roll-out of new products and services, organization of activities, experiences, track days and sports driving courses. Miguel is also responsible for the coordination of Corporate events.

Daniel Matos

Sporting director

Daniel began its collaboration with the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve during 2007 as the coordinator of the Parkalgar Racing Team. At August 2008, he became the head of all the sports events organization for national and international races at AIA.

João Catita

Chief operating director

João began working at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve during 2008 - while the racetrack was being built. He is the head of the racetrack operations. João has a wide experience in special facilities and safety.

Nuno Luz

Maintenance Director

Nuno joined the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve during the construction phase back in 2008, as sports commissioner. Currently, he is the head of the Motorsports Park maintenance and the responsible for the set-up of events.

Joana Melo

Marketing and Communication Director

Joana works at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in 2003. She is the head of the communication and marketing activities - since deploying communication strategies to promotion and activation initiatives. She has a direct contact with the events promoters to ensure a correct implementation of the promotional activities according to the protocols. She is also the press officer for national and international competitions.