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|
|Rally base||Faro, Portugal|
|Dates run||March 24 – 27 2011|
|Stages||17 (385.37 km; 239.46 miles)|
|Overall distance||1,359.71 km (844.88 miles)|
|Overall winner|| Sébastien Ogier|
Citroën World Rally Team
|Crews||70 at start, 38 at finish|
Sébastien Ogier won the event for the second consecutive year, to take his third WRC victory. 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.
- †^ – The WRC Academy features only the first two legs of the rally.
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|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
|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
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
|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|
- "Itineraries" (PDF). Rally de Portugal. Automóvel Club de Portugal. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- "Ogier reigns in Portugal". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "Ogier strikes gold in Portugal". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "Portugal PWRC win for Paddon". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "Kaur is the first FIA WRC Academy winner". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.