The 2024 season will be packed with competition in Portugal

Note: This text is about the Moto, Quad and SSV non-FIA competitions raced under the FMP banner

The Portuguese Cross-Country  and Rally-Raid season starts this February and continues until December, in a year when Portugal is also hosting several international TT events.

The National Off-road Championship is scheduled to kick off at the end of this month at the Baja TT Montes Alentejanos - ESC Online, with the minis getting into action earlier, on February 18, with the first round of the National Mini Bajas Championship as part of an X-Trophy event in Ferreira do Zêzere.

The National Mini Bajas Championship, for the Infantile (8/12 years old), Initiate (11/14 years old) and Juvenile (13/16) categories, on motorcycles and quads, will have three rounds integrated into the National TT Championship races and two included in the X-Trophy races.

As for the National Cross-Country Championship, it will have seven rounds, roughly replicating last season's format, with the Clube Automóvel do Algarve replacing its event, the Baja de Loulé, with the new Baja de Lagos. Also new will be the move of the Veterans class to the National Championship and the arrival of new mono-brand SSV trophies for the Polaris Pro R and Segway Villain, alongside the existing Yamaha Trophy.

In terms of international events, the natural highlight is the World Rally-Raid Championship coming to Portugal, with the Transibérico Rally taking place from April 2 to 5. In September, the Baja TT Reguengos/Mourão/Redondo will also include a round of the Bajas European Championship, which will return to Portugal from November 8 to 10 for the Baja do Oeste, also a FIM Bajas World Cup event. Two weeks later, the FIM Sand Racing World Cup returns to Monte Gordo, after the success of last season, with the international season ending in December with the Transnorte, which is part of the European Cross-Country Cup.

2024 calendars

Portuguese Cross-Country Championship  -- Motos, Quads and SSV Non-FIA
March 29-2/3 - Baja TT Montes Alentejanos
March 28/30 - Raid de Góis
April 26/28 - Raid da Ferraria
May 17/19 - Baja de Lagos
September 19/22 - Baja TT Reguengos/Mourão/Redondo
October 17/18 - Baja de Portalegre
November 8/10 - Baja Oeste de Portugal

National Mini Baja Championship  -- For younger riders
February 18 - X-Trophy Ferreira do Zêzere
April 26/28 - Raid da Ferraria
October 6 - X-Trophy Barcelos
October 17/18 - Baja de Portalegre
November 8/10 - Baja Oeste de Portugal

International Cross-Country and Off-Road  races in Portugal
April 2/5 - World Rally-Raid Championship - Transibérico Rally
September 20/22 - Bajas European Championship - Reguengos
November 8/10 - FIM World Cup and Bajas European Championship - Baja do Oeste
November 22/24 - FIM Sand Racing World Cup - Monte Gordo
December 2/8 - All-Terrain European Cup - Transnorte

X-Trophy Off-Road Endurance Trophy by X-Adventure
February 18 - X-Trophy Ferreira do Zêzere
May 12 - X-Trophy Marinha Grande
October 6 - X-Trophy Barcelos
November 3 - TBA
December 15 - X-Trophy Ponte de Sor

 

Source FMP