WILL THERE BE A LOT OF TRAFFIC? CAN I ARRIVE CLOSE TO THE START TIME?
On the days of the event, and especially on Sunday, November 7, the influx of cars and people to the Circuit will be very large. There are spectators with weekend tickets and spectators with Sunday tickets only, so that on this day there will be even more spectators than on the other days.
Plan your journey well. To avoid long queues, arrive at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve a few hours in advance. You should also allow yourself time to find the car park, to look for a place in the car park, to walk to your stand, to check the COVID UE Digital Certificate or the test certificate, to check your ticket at the entrance and to look for your ticketed seat. Don’t make it easy for yourself, so that your experience is as good as possible and you can attend all the training sessions and races on the programme.
The programme is very extensive and rich, so there are reasons to entertain as early as 09h00 in the morning and until the end of the day. In addition, there are support equipment scattered around the Circuit and near the stands, such as toilets and areas to buy food and drink. In addition, giant screens around the circuit will be always broadcasting, so you can watch everything that is happening on the track.
Come as early as possible to the Circuit.
Will there be free parking?
There will be no free parking for cars, and it is always compulsory to purchase a parking space in advance here. No parking spaces will be sold on the circuit.
There will be free parking for motorbikes in the parks indicated on the map.
In the Main Stand car park, there will be paid parking for cars and motorbikes, with asphalt pavement.
How can I buy a parking space in the car parks?
The car parking space can be purchased here
. Sales will close as soon as the parks’ capacity is reached .
Will there be free transport to the circuit?
Yes, provided you hold a pass or ticket for the race. The buses will leave Portimão and Lagos on the 5th, 6th and 7th of November, starting at 7am and at approximately 30 minute intervals (Portimão) or 1 hour intervals (Lagos). Please note that parking at these points will be free of charge and limited. At the end of each day’s programme of activities, these shuttles will take the opposite route.
The parking and shuttle departure points are indicated above.
What are the measures you will implement as a contingency for COVID-19?
Access to the Circuit and grandstands will be restricted to those with a valid Digital COVID EU Certificate showing full vaccination, negative test or recovery or a negative test certificate .
In addition, the use of mask will be mandatory in all circulation areas. In the seats allocated to your pass or ticket, the use of mask is mandatory. Disinfection points with alcohol are available to keep your hands disinfected, as well as a substantial reinforcement of cleaning/disinfecting of the circulation areas.
CAN I BRING A COVID-19 SELF-TEST? OR DO A COVID-19 TEST ON THE CIRCUIT?
No. According to the conditions that you accepted at the time of purchase, only spectators with a valid COVID UE Digital Certificate or negative test certificate (see in detail the document Rules for Certificates and Testing), proving full vaccination, negative test or immunity, will be able to access the Circuit and the stands.
There are 3 types of COVID UE Digital Certificate:
– Certificate of Vaccination;
– Certificate of Testing;
– Certificate of Recovery.
Get your certificate on the SNS24 website, accessible here. This link is valid for Portuguese citizens. Please use another solution for your country’s health authorities.
In the city of Portimão and Lagos, there are a number of locations where you can take COVID-19 tests. The nearest location to the AIA Helpdesk is the ABC Algarve Biomedical Center. It will be located in front of the Auditorium of Portimão Museum. The opening hours are:
. Tuesday (02/11) – 4pm until 5:45pm;
. Wednesday (03/11) until Friday (05/11) – 10am until 5:45pm;
. Saturday (06/11) – 8am to 5:45 pm;
. Sunday (07/11) – 8am to 1:45pm.
The COVID-19 tests available will be both rapid TRAg antigen tests and PCR tests.
The link for registration is motogp.masterinsoft.com
This centre and its operation are the sole responsibility of ABC Algarve Biomedical Center and has no connection with the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. This facility is at this location for your convenience only.
CAN I BRING ANOTHER PROOF OF TESTING? or other proof of vaccination or recovery?
No. As per the conditions you accepted at the time of purchase, only people with a valid COVID EU Digital Certificate or negative test certificate according to the terms in Rules for Certificates and Testing are allowed entry.
Ask, at the place where you took the test, to have your test result registered in the national registration system so that it appears on the COVID EU Digital Certificate.
Get your certificate on the SNS24 website, accessible here.
CAN I TAKE MY HELMET TO THE STAND? AND ANIMALS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS?
Yes, you can take your helmet with you to your seat.
Following police instructions and legal restrictions, it is expressly forbidden for example entering the circuit with objects that may be considered dangerous; accompanied by animals; flares and other forms of fireworks.
HOW AND WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY TICKETS? HOW SHALL I SHOW MY TICKET?
You will receive your ticket at the e-mail address indicated at the time of purchase, the week before the race. It is mandatory to present it in order to enter the Circuit. You can bring it with you on your mobile phone or printed, as long as all the elements are legible, especially the QR-Code or Bar Code, for optical reading.
Download your E-Tickets ready for inspection and make sure you turn your phone brightness up for easy ticket scanning. To be safe, please make sure to bring a printed copy of your ticket.
I CAN’T GO AFTER ALL. CAN I RETURN THE TICKETS?
You cannot return tickets. Once you have made your purchase, it is final. Only a reduction in the capacity of the Tour due to the imposition of the competent authorities or a positive test for the COVID-19 disease under the terms foreseen in the Conditions that you accepted at the time of purchase, will give rise to a partial refund of the ticket price.
CAN I BUY A TICKET ON THE SAME DAY? AND AT THE VENUE?
Yes, you can buy a ticket at any moment in the website or at the Helpdesk AIA. Tickets will not be sold on site.
CAN I ENTER AND LEAVE THE VENUE DURING THE EVENT?
Yes, with the presentation of the ticket and the COVID EU Digital Certificate or negative test evidence. At each entry and exit this movement is registered in the entry control system.
TO WHICH STANDS AND DOORS DOES MY TICKET GIVE ACCESS TO?
Your ticket only gives access to the stand indicated on it and each stand has only one access door, which you can see on the map above. You will not be given access through any other door or to any other stand.
THE STANDS ARE COVERED/ROOFED?
The stands are not covered, with the exception of a large part of the Upper Level Grandstand. Therefore, protection from sun and rain must be ensured by your own means.
IS THERE A MAP OF THE CIRCUIT? AND THE SURROUNDING AREA?
Yes, both. See above for the maps provided, which show the stands, the location of the gates, the car parks, the locations of the giant screens, etc.
IS THERE AN AREA FOR CARAVANS? AND FOR CAMPING?
There is a reserved area for caravans, with paid access. You can buy your caravan parking space here. The caravan park does not have water, electricity or any kind of support infrastructure.
There is no place for camping and/or overnight accommodation otherwise and camping and/or overnight accommodation will not be permitted in the vicinity of the Circuit.
ARE THERE ATM MACHINES FOR WITHDRAWING MONEY? DO THEY ACCEPT CARDS?
There are no ATMs for cash withdrawal on the Circuit. Payment at the Food and Drink points of sale can be made with cards and cash.
ARE THERE GIANT SCREENS ON THE CIRCUIT?
Yes, there are several giant screens around the circuit, in front of the grandstands, so that you can follow everything that is happening in the various areas of the circuit. Their location is indicated on the Circuit map, available on this page, above.
WHAT DO I NEED TO ENTER THE CIRCUIT?
To enter the Circuit you must have your ticket, the COVID UE Digital Certificate or a negative test certificate, a protective face mask and an official identification document with photo (ID card, Passport or Driving License).
IS THERE PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
There is no regular public transport. However, free shuttles will be available for those who have a ticket for the Circuit, which will depart every 30 minutes from Portimão or every 1 hour from Lagos (please see locations above).
IS THERE A SUPPORT NUMBER OR EMAIL IF I HAVE ANY PROBLEMS?
Yes, you can use any of the contacts listed at the bottom of this page.
IS THERE A BUS THAT RUNS AROUND THE STANDS OR DO I HAVE TO WALK THE WHOLE WAY?
There will be a system of shuttles around the Circuit, to take you to your stand if you do not wish to walk. These shuttles will run around the perimeter of the Circuit, along the road that runs around it.
DO ALL STANDS HAVE ACCESS TO TOILETS AND FOOD AND DRINK OUTLETS?
Yes. In all stands there will be one or more toilets (depending on the size of the stand) and at least one point of sale for food and drink.
ARE THE SEATS MARKED?
Yes, all the seats are marked and there are signs to make it easier for you to get to your seat. If you have any questions, you can ask the staff at the entrances and in the stands for assistance.
IS THERE MERCHANDISING FOR SALE IN THE STANDS? WHERE?
No. There will only be merchandising for sale outside the Circuit.
DO I HAVE TRANSPORT FROM THE PARK TO THE STANDS?
No, you will have to walk. Expect to walk at least 10 to 20 minutes from the car park to the Circuit. There, near each entrance marked on the map, there will be a shuttle system which will travel around the perimeter of the Circuit at all times and take you to your grandstand.
IS THERE AN FIRST AIDS ASSISTANCE POINT IN THE VICINITY?
Yes, there is a First Aids station to help you, next to the entrance of the Main Grandstand, in case you need support. In serious cases, use the national emergency number 112 and ask for help to the authorities present on the Circuit.
WHERE CAN I CONSULT THE PROGRAMME? IS THERE A PROGRAMME FOR SALE?
The programme can be viewed exclusively here. There is no programme for sale.