Invited Pilots

The Caramulo Motorfestival has veteran drivers and riders every year who participate in the event in the race or just for demonstrations so the public can get direct contact with them. This year is no exception and we are going to have a team of top-name drivers and riders.

Markku Alén
This Finnish driver won 19 rallies over his career, five of them in Portugal.
Filipe Albuquerque
He discovered his passion for racing when he was just eight after trying a cart.
Ninni Russo
Russo started competing in 1968 as the co-pilot for Alcide Paganelli in the Rally dei Fiori. He headed the Fiat and Lancia teams between 1979 and...
Pedro Salvador
Veteran and several times National Mountain Champion, Salvador was often the fastest driver in the Caramulo Hill Climb.
Francisco Sande e Castro
Francisco Sande e Castro has been riding motorbikes since he was 17 and has won dozens of races. In 1994 he was European Vice-Champion of the...
André Villas-Boas
André Villas-Boas is as well known for his passion for classic and sports cars as he is for his career as a coach.
Rosário Sottomayor
Rosário Sottomayor is the most successful Portuguese 'Velocidade' (Speed) driver.
António Rodrigues
Over his 19-year career dedicated to car racing, Rodrigues has won several trophies, hill climbs, rallies and circuits.
Ni Amorim
Amorim began competing in circuit races and rallies in 1982, but by the mid-80s he was almost exclusively driving touring cars.
Albino Abrantes
One of the most versatile Portuguese drivers and over the years Abrantes has driven a wide range of cars with very positive results.
Edgar Fortes
He began his racing career by becoming the national Group 1 champion for four years driving a Simca Rallye 3.
Araújo Pereira
Araújo Pereira was an important personality in motor sport and its commerce.
António Barros
Son of the famous driver António Barros, he was the overall winner of the first edition of the Caramulo Hill Climb in 1979.
Alcides Petiz
This multifaceted driver began his career in the 1970s racing in different vehicles and fighting for several trophies.
Alex Laranjeira
He competed in the 1980s and 90s in the national superbike championship and reached enviable heights.
Tiago Magalhães
National champion in various categories, Tiago Magalhães is currently racing with Aprilia Portugal Racing Team.
Filipe Lourenço
The rider is one of the revelations in two-wheel sport.
João Diogo Silva
João Diogo Silva won the Ibérico Motoval 2017 Trophy and is currently racing with Eni Aprilia Portugal Racing Team.