Iberian Supercars Endurance promoter Race Ready is pleased to announce its latest broadcast agreement with one of Portugal’s sports television channels, A BOLA TV.
The eight races that make up the 2023 calendar of the Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade (CPV), six of which are jointly run with the Iberian Supercars Endurance, will be broadcast by the Portuguese sports channel A BOLA TV.
After a successful first season together, Iberian top GT4 and TCR series and Portugal's most important circuit racing championship take another fundamental step towards its reaffirmation among motorsport lovers in Iberian Peninsula.
With eight 45-minute races scheduled over four events in Portugal and Spain, the Portuguese championship season kicks off on the first weekend of May at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, before visiting the iconic Spanish circuit of Jarama a month later. In early July, GT and Touring Car competition visits the only street circuit on the Iberian Peninsula for another edition of the acclaimed Circuito Internacional de Vila Real. The season concludes on the last weekend of November with the "finalíssimaíssima" at the Autódromo do Estoril.
The championship brings together state-of-the-art GT and Touring cars, with each class using an internationally defined BoP (balance of performance), to guarantee a fairness of pace and ensure a competitive and exciting championship that fills the eyes of the public with dream cars from brands such as McLaren, Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes or BMW.
The television channel A BOLA TV was launched in September 2012 and is a project of the sports newspaper A BOLA. A BOLA TV is a thematic sports channel whose programming includes not only information, but also live broadcasts of various sports, along with opinion spaces, magazines and entertainment formats always related to sport, reaching 70% of Portuguese homes. The agreement reached with A BOLA TV goes beyond the live broadcasting of races, and may also be extended to the news portal www.abola.pt and occasionally to the largest Portuguese sports daily newspaper A BOLA.
Diogo Ferrão (CEO of Race Ready): ”These are excellent news for the CPV and for the Iberian Supercars participants. In 60 years, it will be the first time that all the national series races will be televised. To make this possible, in 2022 we have managed to build, together with the teams, a championship with an interesting number of entries, with cars that are attractive to the spectators. and interesting races that will keep them glued to the screen. The broadcasts of the races on A Bola TV will certainly bring the championship closer to the thousands of fans that follow us all over the country. We are quite enthusiastic about the 2023 season and the opportunities that this agreement presents to us."
Ni Amorim (President of the Federação Portuguesa de Automobilismo e Karting): "We all know that media exposure is an important factor for the visibility of our sport. The current FPAK Board of Directors is investing heavily in this area to ensure a greater diffusion of motorsport, so we are looking forward to this partnership. A BOLA TV, as well as its newspaper, are important milestones in sporting terms and will be an asset for the Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade and especially for those who enjoy the races and will be able to follow them regularly and closely.I believe that this relationship benefits us all.”