Mayor of Vila Real announces the shooting of a film linked to car speed in the region.
The 51st International Circuit of Vila Real will have an additional weight. Before, during and after filming will be made for a major Hollywood production linked to car speed. In the city and on social media, there is a rumor that it is another sequel to “Furious Speed”, but the mayor Rui Santos is not committed to the announcement of the title, although he confesses with a solitary “go” the certainty of the film.
Rui Santos assumed that “he still shouldn’t talk much about this issue”, but “imagining that it will be a reality”, he answered with questions that have the shape of an answer: “Why did Hollywood decide to come to our region and shoot for a film associated , above all, to speed? Is it a chance? I don’t believe in chance”.
Another question for another non-chance: “Why will there be around 600 people here, for almost two months, associated with these footage?” More: “Why are electricians, carpenters, warehouse owners, hotels and restaurants being contacted to provide services to this producer? It is certainly not a coincidence”.
The president of the Chamber guaranteed that “all this is happening” and, therefore, Vila Real will have “some more economically important factor for the region” and will be “an important sample for the world to know Vila Real”. This in addition to constituting another element of “animation around speed in the county”.
Filming will take place over three months and should begin in mid-June. The 51st International Circuit, which will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of July, includes six events, with emphasis on the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), in which Tiago Monteiro (Honda) participates. The Portuguese driver has already won two WTCR races on the city track of Vila Real. The other five are national competitions and are registering a large number of registered pilots.
This Thursday, the veil was lifted on this year’s racing poster and on the Circuit’s first logo. Renato Costa, from the Bisarro company, said that it is composed of a circumference, reminiscent of the wheels of cars and the scorching sun that is felt at the time of races, by the waves of the speed of a car and by the layout of the circuit that resembles the silhouette of a dog’s head.