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Circuito da Boavista 2013: A unique circuit. An unmissable city

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Porto brings back the thrill of motor racing by hosting a new edition of Circuito da Boavista, a circuit dating back to the 1930's, having hosted in August 1958 and for the first time in Portugal, a Formula 1 race. A premiere featuring names like Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Jack Brabham, Graham Hill and the first woman behind the wheel of a Formula 1 - Maria Teresa de Filippis-, among many others.

After 45 years gone by the glories lived in the Circuito da Boavista of the 20th century, the passion for machines, the smell and noise of the engines, have finally come back in 2005 to the Circuito da Boavista, being this year of 2013 the 5th edition of the 21st century.

Besides the races, the Circuito da Boavista 2013 has room for the most diversified tourism and leisure activities, included in the programme for the São João do Porto festivities, held in the city for 102 years now, but, despite its secularity, being as always a passionate event, promising to turn the city's daily life into a party to wich everybody is invited.

Porto Historic Grand Prix

From 21 to 23 June you’re invited to return to the past to attend to the Porto Historic Grand Prix, to the fast pace of the Circuito da Boavista.

Vowed to return every other year to the city streets, this urban circuit with very particular attributes delights motor racing fans, car enthusiasts and all those who are not to miss out a city teaming with activity and charm, meeting the past in na upbeat and contemporary fashion.

Porto Historic Grand Prix: dedicated to relive the old times of car racing, with car categories from the 1930’s to the 1980’s, single seater cars, sport prototypes and GT.

WTTC  - World Touring Car Championship

For the last three days of June it is time to push up the pace! The streets of Porto are given a quite different set of speed limits.

The best and fastest pilots in the world set up at Circuito da Boavista and lead us through a stage of the one of the most significant and apirited competitions in International Motorsport: the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). After the weekend of the São João night, the longest nigh of the year gives place to the fastest weekend of the year where high adrenaline levels and high drama are sure to set locals and visitors ablaze.

Do not miss this opportunity to see Porto at full throttle!

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