Category: Portugal

Lappi positive after Portugal points

Lappi positive after Portugal points

Esapekka Lappi achieved more than he expected last weekend when he made his championship debut in a World Rally Car at Vodafone Rally de Portugal. The Finnish rising star was promoted from test driver to full team member in Portugal, where he drove a Yaris WRC alongside Toyota Gazoo team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hänninen. After settling into the stages on the opening morning, Lappi…

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Paddon: Portugal brought the fun back Hayden Paddon rates last…

Paddon: Portugal brought the fun back

Hayden Paddon rates last week’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal as his most enjoyable round of the season so far, despite the misery of two mechanical-related retirements that wrecked his chance of victory.

Vodafone Rally de Portugal: Debrief part 2

Vodafone Rally de Portugal: Debrief part 2

First in a run of four European gravel rallies, Portugal is an important form guide for the months ahead. So what did we learn from the roads around Matosinhos? In the second of our two-part debrief, we focus on the moments that mattered. Save of the rally: Mads ØstbergThe jump at the end of the Fafe stage isn’t new, so it was a surprise to see so many drivers getting caught out this year. Poor…

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Portugal debrief: part 1

Portugal debrief: part 1

In the opening part of our look back at an exciting Vodafone Rally de Portugal, we name our top driver and focus on the key special stage of the WRC’s sixth round. Driver of the RallyThe logical choice would have been rally winner Sébastien Ogier. He delivered an outstanding performance in minimising his time loss when opening the roads on Friday, remaining close to the front and ready to pounce…

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Sunday in Portugal Mikkelsen error gifts Tidemand WRC…

Sunday in Portugal Mikkelsen error gifts Tidemand WRC 2 vic

Sweden’s Pontus Tidemand was the surprise winner in the WRC 2 category at Vodafone Rally de Portugal after Andreas Mikkelsen crashed in the final stage.

Sunday in Portugal: Ogier lands milestone win

Sunday in Portugal: Ogier lands milestone win

Sébastien Ogier claimed a landmark fifth Vodafone Rally de Portugal win on Sunday afternoon. He increased his FIA World Rally Championship lead with his second victory of the season by 15.6sec from Thierry Neuville. His 40th career success matched the record five Portugal wins of Finn Markku Alén. Ogier, who scored his maiden WRC win in Portugal seven years ago, took the lead of the four-day dirt…

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BREAKING NEWS: Ogier nets fifth Portugal win Sébastien Ogier…

BREAKING NEWS: Ogier nets fifth Portugal win

Sébastien Ogier claimed a record-equalling fifth Vodafone Rally de Portugal victory on Sunday afternoon. The Frenchman increased his FIA World Rally Championship lead after winning the four-day gravel event by 15.6sec in a Ford Fiesta.

Ogier wins Rally de Portugal World Champion Sebastien Ogier has…

Ogier wins Rally de Portugal

World Champion Sebastien Ogier has scored his second win of the WRC season with victory at Rally de Portugal.

VIDEO: End-over-end in Portugal The Fafe special stage has…

VIDEO: End-over-end in Portugal

The Fafe special stage has lived up to its reputation on the final day of Rally de Portugal with WRC2 driver Quentin Gilbert having a big crash at the jump in front of tens of thousands of fans during the first run of the stage. Speedcafe

Ogier in the box seat in Portugal Sebastien Ogier has taken…

Ogier in the box seat in Portugal

Sebastien Ogier has taken advantage of an error by his Ford team-mate to lead Rally de Portugal after the end of the second full day of competition.