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2011 Rally de Portugal

The 2011 Rally de Portugal was the third round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. It was the season's first European event held on gravel roads. The rally took place over 24–27 March, beginning with a super special stage in the city of Lisbon. The rally was also the second round of the Production World Rally Championship and the inaugural event of the WRC Academy.

2011 Rally de Portugal
Vodafone Rally de Portugal
Round 3 of the 2011 World Rally Championship
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Loeb 2011 WRC Portugal.jpg
Host country Portugal
Rally baseFaro, Portugal
Dates runMarch 24 – 27 2011
Stages17 (385.37 km; 239.46 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,359.71 km (844.88 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews70 at start, 38 at finish

Sébastien Ogier won the event for the second consecutive year, to take his third WRC victory.[2] Ogier had taken the lead midway through the second leg of the rally and held on to his lead to win by 31.8 seconds from teammate Sébastien Loeb, with Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala rounding out the podium in third place. Championship leader Mikko Hirvonen ended the rally in fourth place, which coupled with power stage points for Loeb, created a tie between the two at the head of the drivers' championship.[3]

In the support classes, Hayden Paddon won the PWRC class by a comfortable margin of over seven minutes,[4] while Egon Kaur won the inaugural WRC Academy event by a more marginal sixteen seconds.[5]

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën DS3 WRC 4:10:53.4 0.0 26
2.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 4:11:25.2 31.8 21
3.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:14:15.5 3:22.1 17
4.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:17:09.7 6:16.3 12
5.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:18:41.9 7:48.5 10
6.   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC 4:21:10.8 10:17.4 8
7.   Kimi Räikkönen   Kaj Lindström Citroën DS3 WRC 4:21:47.5 10:54.1 6
8.   Federico Villagra   Jorge Pérez Companc Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:22:32.2 11:38.8 4
9.   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:25:09.8 14:16.4 2
10.   Dennis Kuipers   Frédéric Miclotte Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:28:48.0 17:54.6 1
PWRC
1. (11.)   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:33:33.4 0.0 25
2. (15.)   Jukka Ketomäki   Kai Risberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:41:13.3 7:39.9 18
3. (16.)   Martin Semerád   Michal Ernst Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4:42:46.0 9:12.6 15
4. (18.)   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:47:12.7 13:39.3 12
5. (19.)   Valeriy Gorban   Sergey Larens Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4:47:16.7 13:43.3 10
6. (20.)   Oleksandr Saliuk, Jr.   Pavlo Cherepin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4:48:10.9 14:37.5 8
7. (24.)   Michał Kościuszko   Maciek Szczepaniak Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:53:02.0 19:28.6 6
8. (26.)   Majed Al Shamsi   Khaled Al Kendi Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:54:17.3 20:43.9 4
9. (28.)   Bader Al Jabri   Stephen McAuley Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5:01:58.7 28:25.3 2
10. (29.)   Patrik Flodin   Göran Bergsten Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5:02:57.1 29:23.7 1
WRC Academy
1.   Egon Kaur   Mait Laidvee Ford Fiesta R2 3:30:13.8 0.0 28
2.   Victor Henriksson   Joel Ardell Ford Fiesta R2 3:30:30.2 16.4 19
3.   Christian Riedemann   Michael Wenzel Ford Fiesta R2 3:33:45.0 3:31.2 15
4.   Brendan Reeves   Rhianon Smyth Ford Fiesta R2 3:34:57.2 4:43.4 12
5.   Alastair Fisher   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta R2 3:36:09.4 5:55.6 12
6.   Miguel Baldoni   Fernando Mussano Ford Fiesta R2 3:36:55.2 6:41.4 8
7.   Andrea Crugnola   Roberto Mometti Ford Fiesta R2 3:42:39.8 12:26.0 6
8.   Molly Taylor   Rebecca Smart Ford Fiesta R2 3:43:05.7 12:51.9 4
9.   Matteo Brunello   Michele Ferrara Ford Fiesta R2 3:51:43.2 21:29.4 2
10.   Timo van den Marel   Erwin Berkhof Ford Fiesta R2 4:11:05.6 40:51.8 1
^ – The WRC Academy features only the first two legs of the rally.

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(24–25 Mar)
SS1 15:30 SSS Lisboa 3.27 km   Mikko Hirvonen 2:49.6 69.41 km/h   Mikko Hirvonen
SS2 09:05 Santa Clara 1 22.99 km   Petter Solberg 14:03.5 98.12 km/h
SS3 09:53 Ourique 1 20.27 km   Sébastien Loeb
  Sébastien Ogier
12:53.9 94.29 km/h
SS4 11:06 Felizes 1 21.31 km   Sébastien Ogier 13:25.4 95.25 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS5 14:25 Santa Clara 2 22.99 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Jari-Matti Latvala
13:50.9 99.61 km/h
SS6 15:13 Ourique 2 20.27 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 12:45.2 95.36 km/h
SS7 16:26 Felizes 2 21.31 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 13:27.1 95.05 km/h   Jari-Matti Latvala
Leg 2
(26 Mar)
SS8 10:17 Almodovar 1 26.23 km   Sébastien Loeb 16:12.8 97.07 km/h
SS9 11:10 Vascão 1 25.26 km   Petter Solberg 16:25.9 92.24 km/h
SS10 12:00 Loulé 1 22.56 km   Sébastien Ogier 15:31.6 87.18 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS11 15:02 Almodovar 2 26.23 km   Sébastien Ogier 15:59.6 98.40 km/h
SS12 15:55 Vascão 2 25.26 km   Petter Solberg 16:11.2 93.63 km/h
SS13 16:45 Loulé 2 22.56 km   Petter Solberg 15:13.6 88.90 km/h
Leg 3
(27 Mar)
SS14 07:34 Silves 1 21.39 km   Mikko Hirvonen 12:13.1 105.04 km/h
SS15 08:27 Santana da Serra 1 31.04 km   Petter Solberg 22:52.2 81.43 km/h
SS16 11:55 Silves 2 21.39 km   Petter Solberg 12:12.5 105.12 km/h
SS17 16:11 Santana da Serra 2 (Power stage) 31.04 km   Sébastien Loeb 22:35.9 82.41 km/h

Power StageEdit

The "Power stage" was a live, televised 31.04 km (19.29 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held near São Marcos da Serra.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1   Sébastien Loeb 22:35.9 0.0 82.41 km/h 3
2   Jari-Matti Latvala 22:37.6 +1.7 82.31 km/h 2
3   Sébastien Ogier 22:40.0 +4.1 82.16 km/h 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Itineraries" (PDF). Rally de Portugal. Automóvel Club de Portugal. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Ogier reigns in Portugal". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Ogier strikes gold in Portugal". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Portugal PWRC win for Paddon". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Kaur is the first FIA WRC Academy winner". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.

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