Baja Portalegre 2023: Thousands of people at the start of the 37th Baja Portalegre 500

Baja Portalegre 2023: Thousands of people at the start of the 37th Baja Portalegre 500

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Press release:

Today, more than 400 competitors from 20 countries took part in the first official day of the Baja Portalegre 500, reserved for technical and administrative checks and the official starting ceremony, which brought thousands of people to the center of Portalegre. The ACP event promises a new 'bath' of crowds, until next Saturday, on the famous Alentejo tracks.

Despite the heavy rains that have marked the last few weeks in the Alentejo and in various parts of the country, the popular support for the Baja Portalegre 500 remains intact. Thousands of fans filled the streets around the Jardim do Tarro, in the center of Portalegre, this Thursday evening to greet the more than 400 competitors who will tackle the competitive course this Friday and Saturday, spread across the categories of Cars (112 entries), Motorcycles (94), Quads (34), SSV (79), Promotion / Hobby (59) and Mini Baja (25).

It's a festive atmosphere ahead of the race's competitive start tomorrow morning, with the traditional 3.7-kilometer Prologue at Herdade das Coutadas. The bikes, SSVs and quads will start the Prologue at 7:50 and the cars at 11:00. Later, the competitors will compete in a selective sector of 61.81 km, starting at 10.15 for the bikes, SSVs and quads, and at 14.30 for the cars.

Held since 1987, the 37th edition of the Baja Portalegre 500 is eligible for the FIA Bajas World Cup and the main FPAK and FMP national cross-country championships.


Automatic translation from the original Portuguese version available on
Source: ACP Motorsport / Baja Portalegre

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