The 300 teams combined limit in the Moto/Quad/SSV categories of the 31st Baja de Portalegre, organized by Automovel Club de Portugal was reached 20 days ahead of the race date, surpassing expectation.
Baja Portalegre is unique case of popularity among the races held in Portugal, attracting many riders and drivers to this amazing venue in the Alentejo region. Within the first inscription period, the organizer received the 300 entries that according the regulation is the maximum allowed. Inside this number we can find the motorbikes, the quads, and the SSV (Side-by-Side vehicles).
In Portugal, the SSV category experienced a real boom in this season, reaching numbers never seen, unique in Europe and much likely one of the highest in the world in this category in Rally-Raid. As for Baja Portalegre, the organizer didn’t revealed yet any entry list, no one can be surprised if in SSV something like 70 or 80 starters show up.
The entries for the several car categories are still open, including FIA World Cup, Portuguese Championship, Portuguese CUP and Iberian Cross-Country Rally Cup. The entry period will end at october 13.