The Malta Motorsport Federation contingent arrived in Braga on Thursday to step up their preparations for the FIA Hillclimb Masters championships.
The five Maltese teams on their arrivals unloaded their cars out of the trailers and started their preparations.
On Friday, the Maltese teams were involved in the scrutiny of the vehicles and then took part in a parade in the centre of Braga late the afternoon.
The five Maltese cars passed the scrutiny tests smoothly.
The scrutineering session was conducted by officials from the Portuguese Motorsport Federation on behalf of the world governing body, the FIA.
The results attained in the scrutineering bodes well for the level of cars we have in Malta, cars built according to the Island Car Club’s rules.
Scrutineers of the Maltese Federation regularly check these cars to ensure that they are according to the rules and that, above all that they are safe. Before heading to Portugal, these cars had the last checks, and a passport was issued by the Federation.
Now everything is ready for Saturday’s practice runs in preparation for Sunday’s races.