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Algarve Pro Racing Team holds most of its test days in Portugal and Spain, but there are boundless possibilities to visit racetracks in other countries.
Clients also have the option of bringing their own crew (mechanics, engineers etc.) to tests with Algarve Pro Racing’s cars, enabling teams that are reluctant to transport their own personnel and equipment to organise a private test in a hassle-free way.
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Algarve Pro Racing Team chooses to hold private test days at the best racetracks in Portugal and Spain, including Autodromo Internacionale do Algarve, Circuito do Estoril, Circuito Monteblanco, Circuito de Jerez, Circuito Guadix and Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
Southern Europe’s warm and dry climate enables racers to clock up vast amounts of track time in representative conditions all year-round, while enjoying one-on-one contact with professional driver coaches and engineers, who are on hand to maximise performance.
While Algarve Pro Racing Team can accommodate customers at open test days, exclusive tests are most effective for maximising track time and finding speed and consistency.
Algarve Pro Racing will ensure that only a small number of cars are on track at any given time to reduce the risk of red-flag stoppages and traffic disruption.
Algarve Pro Racing Team is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and tooling, and boasts a squad of experienced and highly skilled mechanics and engineers.
The team is also able to provide customers with access to professional driver coaches, who all have a wealth of knowledge and experience of competing in international motorsport’s most illustrious categories.
From setting benchmark laptimes, to analysing data and onboard footage from qualifying and race simulations, driver coaches are on hand to optimise a customer’s performance in the most constructive and efficient way.
Algarve Pro Racing Team has several classes of racecar in its possession. The newest addition to its collection is a Ligier JSP2-17, built to the latest set of LMP2 regulations, introduced in 2017 to drastically increase aerodynamic loads and engine power.
The team retains its older-specification Ligier JSP2 prototype, which can still be seen competing in the Asian Le Mans Series, but it is also ready to go testing with a thoroughbred World Series by Renault 3.5 and entry-level Formula Renault 2.0 single-seaters – the ultimate training tools with low running costs.
“I have been doing quite a bit of testing with Algarve Pro Racing Team's World Series 3.5 single-seater. My coach Adam Carroll helped me fine-tune my racing skills to ensure I'm on top form for my current racing campaign. Every now and then I jump in the Formula Renault 2.0 to help some of the more inexperienced drivers get up to speed. I really like the amount of track time I get during the test days with Algarve Pro Racing. We clock up some serious kilometres each day!”
“Working with Stewart and Algarve Pro Racing Team really enabled me to get some good mileage in the Le Mans Protoype Challenge (LMPC) car before heading out in an LMP2 racecar at the 24 Hours of Le Mans test day. I like the cost-effective way of working and Nicky Catsburg has really helped me develop as a driver. I am looking forward to the next test.”
“I started racing in 2012 and before I knew it, I was racing in a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3. The Gallardo is a serious racing car and it took me a while to get up to speed. My coach Nick Catsburg advised me to drive Algarve Pro Racing Team's Formula Renault 2.0 to get used to higher cornering speeds and more kilometres on a racetrack. I really love the Formula Renault 2.0 and I'm getting quicker and quicker. You really feel at one with this little car and it has taught me some serious racecraft. It is always a pleasure to test with Stewart, Sam and the crew.”
If you have any questions or would like to enquire about a testing day, please send us a message below.