a full-service test platform

In addition to a race track available 24/7, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) provides a full-service test platform covering every aspect of car and bike testing. AIA was designed to push every type of race car and bike to the very limit and challenge drivers, team managers, race engineers and pit crews.


A modern rain simulation system has been incorporated into the circuit for testing all aspects of performance and tire usage, setting the track apart from other circuits.
Portimão Circuit is one of the few circuits within Europe to have this advanced system, which operates by means of an asphalt watering system controlled automatically by a modern software system that allows varying amounts of water to be injected onto the track. The paddock also has a system that allows you to create a wet zone, which becomes a 1,000-metre straight where you can also specify the quantity of water required.
With this system, the track is equipped to respond to the requirements of teams testing cars, motorbikes or tires. This system allows different levels of water to be used according to the instructions of each client. It also means that different track areas can be irrigated independently using varying amounts of water in each sector.


Due to its location, Portimão Circuit does not have any noise restrictions what makes it ideal for 24 hour testing.