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We remember Paulo Pinheiro

MotoGP, together with Portugal and the wider motorsport community, sadly commemorates the passing of Paulo Pinheiro, CEO of Autodromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA).

Originally a mechanical engineer by profession, Pinheiro later became the driving force behind the establishment of the AIA near his hometown of Portimão. When it opened in 2008, it instantly joined the pantheon of greats as one of the world’s most spectacular racetracks.

During his time as CEO, Pinheiro oversaw the AIA becoming the first to host the pinnacle of motorsport; MotoGP on two wheels and Formula 1 on four wheels, leaving an incredible legacy in both Portuguese motorsport and the wider sporting world.

We offer our deepest condolences to the MotoGP family, friends, colleagues and community.