2007 Rally de Portugal

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The 2007 Vodafone Rally de Portugal was the 41st Rally de Portugal and the fifth round of the 2007 World Rally Championship season. It took place between March 30–April 1, 2007 and consisted of 18 special stages. 61 drivers finished the rally and the winner was Citroën's Sébastien Loeb, followed by Subaru's Petter Solberg and Citroën's Dani Sordo.

2007 Rally de Portugal
41º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
Round 5 of the 2007 World Rally Championship
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Sébastien Loeb - 2007 Rally Portugal.jpg
Eventual winner Sébastien Loeb during the rally.
Host country Portugal
Rally baseFaro, Portugal
Dates runMarch 29 – April 1, 2007
Stages18 (357.1 km; 221.9 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,009.31 km (627.16 miles)
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews80 at start, 61 at finish

All Ford Focus RS WRC 06 drivers were given five-minute time penalties, because the glass used in the cars' rear side windows was 0.5 mm too thin. This dropped Marcus Grönholm from second to fourth, Mikko Hirvonen from third to fifth, Jari-Matti Latvala from sixth to eighth and Henning Solberg from ninth to 11th.[1]

ResultsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:53:33.1 0.0 10
2.   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC 3:56:47.0 3:13.9 8
3.   Daniel Sordo   Marc Marti Citroën C4 WRC 3:58:38.4 5:05.3 6
4.   Marcus Grönholm   Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:59:10.2 [1] 5:37.1 5
5.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:00:41.2 [1] 7:08.1 4
6.   Daniel Carlsson   Denis Giraudet Citroën Xsara WRC 4:01:46.3 8:13.2 3
7.   Gian-Luigi Galli   Giovanni Bernacchni Citroën Xsara WRC 4:03:12.7 9:39.6 2
8.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:04:18.0 [1] 10:44.9 1
[1] — All Ford Focus RS WRC 06 drivers were given five-minute time penalties due to 0.5 mm too thin rear side windows.
JRC
1. (14.)   Per-Gunner Andersson   Jonas Andersson Suzuki Swift S1600 4:22:43.4 0.0 10
2. (15.)   Urmo Aava   Kuldar Sikk Suzuki Swift S1600 4:22:47.1 3.7 8
3. (18.)   Jozef Béreš jun.   Petr Starý Renault Clio S1600 4:30:32.3 7:48.9 6
4. (21.)   Jaan Mölder jr.   Katrin Becker Suzuki Swift S1600 4:34.39.9 11:56.5 5
5. (22.)   Andrea Cortinovis   Flavio Zanella Renault Clio S1600 4:37.37.2 14:53.8 4
6. (26.)   Manuel Rueda   Borja Rozada Renault Clio R3 4:43:38.1 20:54.7 3
7. (30.)   Shaun Gallagher   Clive Jenkins Citroën C2 S1600 4:49:23.3 26:39.9 2
8. (32.)   Vilius Rožukas   Audrius Šošas Suzuki Swift S1600 4:55:58.3 [2] 33:14.9 1
[2] — Drivers using SupeRally

RetirementsEdit

Special StagesEdit

All dates and times are WEST (UTC+1).

Leg Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(29 Mar
-
30 Mar)
SS1 17:35 SSS Estadio Algarve 2.20 km   M. Grönholm 2:05.8 62.96 km/h   M. Grönholm
SS2 10:27 Tavira 1 19.92 km   M. Hirvonen 14:07.5 84.62 km/h
SS3 11:27 Serra de Tavira 1 24.37 km   M. Grönholm 16:30.1 88.61 km/h
SS4 12:15 S. Bras de Alportel 1 16.70 km   S. Loeb 11:24.3 87.86 km/h
SS5 14:44 Tavira 2 19.92 km   M. Grönholm 13:52.3 86.16 km/h
SS6 15:44 Serra de Tavira 2 24.37 km   S. Loeb 16:10.2 90.43 km/h
SS7 16:32 S. Bras de Alportel 2 16.70 km   S. Loeb 11:10.6 89.65 km/h   S. Loeb
2
(31 Mar)
SS8 09:48 Silves / Ourique 1 30.69 km   S. Loeb 21:36.5 85.22 km/h
SS9 10:37 Ourique 1 24.87 km   S. Loeb 14:59.9 99.49 km/h
SS10 11:32 Almodóvar 1 20.88 km   S. Loeb 11:40.5 107.31 km/h
SS11 14:50 Silves / Ourique 2 30.69 km   S. Loeb 20:16.0 90.86 km/h
SS12 15:39 Ourique 2 24.87 km   S. Loeb 14:35.0 102.32 km/h
SS13 16:34 Almodóvar 2 20.88 km   S. Loeb 11:38.6 107.6 km/h
3
(1 Apr)
SS14 08:07 Loule / Almodóvar 1 17.60 km   M. Hirvonen 11:18.0 93.45 km/h
SS15 08:39 Loule 1 22.70 km   S. Loeb 14:09.3 96.22 km/h
SS16 11:42 Loule / Almodóvar 2 17.60 km   M. Grönholm 11:11.1 94.41 km/h
SS17 12:14 Loule 2 22.70 km   M. Grönholm 14:02.0 97.05 km/h
SS18 14:00 Estadio Algarve 2 2.20 km   S. Loeb 2:06.8 62.46 km/h

Championship standings after the eventEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos Driver MON
 
SWE
 
NOR
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
ITA
 
GRC
 
FIN
 
GER
 
NZL
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
JPN
 
IRL
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
1   Sébastien Loeb 1 2 14 1 1 38
2   Marcus Grönholm 3 1 2 2 4 37
3   Mikko Hirvonen 5 3 1 3 5 30
4   Dani Sordo 2 12 25 4 3 19
5   Petter Solberg 6 Ret 4 Ret 2 16
6   Henning Solberg 14 4 3 9 11 11
7   Chris Atkinson 4 8 19 5 Ret 10
8   Daniel Carlsson 5 7 6 9
9   Jari-Matti Latvala Ret Ret 5 7 8 7
10   Toni Gardemeister 7 6 Ret DSQ 5
  Manfred Stohl 10 7 12 6 10 5
  Gigi Galli 13 6 7 5
13   Jan Kopecký 8 10 8 22 2
14   Matthew Wilson 12 Ret 26 8 12 1
Pos Driver MON
 
SWE
 
NOR
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
ITA
 
GRC
 
FIN
 
GER
 
NZL
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
JPN
 
IRL
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Rank Manufacturer Event Total
points
MON
 
SWE
 
NOR
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
ITA
 
GRC
 
FIN
 
GER
 
NZL
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
JPN
 
IRL
 
GBR
 
1 BP Ford World Rally Team 10 16 18 14 9 - - - - - - - - - - - 67
2 Citroën Total World Rally Team 18 9 1 15 16 - - - - - - - - - - - 59
3 Subaru World Rally Team 8 2 5 4 8 - - - - - - - - - - - 27
4 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford 1 5 10 3 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 21
OMV Kronos 2 7 5 3 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 21
6 Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - - 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Time penalty dashes Grönholm's chances in Rally of Portugal". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 2007-05-28.
  2. ^ "Gardemeister excluded". Crash.net. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-28.

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