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Portugal's Rally

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Portugal - Estádio Algarve

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From: 2015.03.22 To: 2015.03.24

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In May each year, the normally quiet destination of Estádio Algarve is transformed into the location of an annual car rally. This popular event involves drivers racing across 1000km on an exciting and technically challenging track. This event has been running since the 1970`s in this area and many of the world's most famous rally drivers have raced here. Although it has previously been run on all kinds of terrain, it is now raced entirely on a gravel track, which makes it an exciting event to watch. This thrilling race has been awarded the `Best Rally in the World` and, in 2000, it won the `Best Rally of the Year`. The Finnish driver Markku Alén won the event a record five times from 1975 to 1987. Previously crowds watching the race famously stood on the track, even as the cars passed closely by them. Thankfully now there are more provisions in place to protect both the crowd and the drivers so that everyone can enjoy this exciting event in safety.

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