World Super Bikes winter testingJanuary 18 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C
Just 12 miles from our campsite, in a beautiful, countryside setting between the sea and the hills of Monchique, we paid a visit to the Autodromo International do Algarve.
At the time of our visit, this new and highly impressive facility was hosting pre-season final testing for the World Super Bikes, before they head off to Australia to start the seasons racing.
Unlike Moto GP, which is the biking equivalent of Formula 1, the WSB bikes are all production based and both look and sound spectacular. It was a great opportunity to experience these machines close-up, being ridden by young men who had quite clearly overdosed on the brave pills for breakfast.
Fortunately, Chris did not try to emulate them on the journey back on our bike!Read more