2014 Rally de Portugal

The 2014 Rally de Portugal was the fourth round of the 2014 World Rally Championship season. The event was based in Faro, Portugal, and started on 3 April and finished on 6 April after sixteen special stages, totaling 339.5 competitive kilometres, including a street stage in Lisbon on 3 April.

2014 Rally Portugal
48º Rally de Portugal
Round 4 of the 2014 World Rally Championship season
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Sébastien Ogier Rally Portugal 2014 001.jpg
Sébastien Ogier during Rally
Host countryPortugal Portugal
Rally baseFaro, Portugal
Dates runApril 3 – April 6, 2014
Stages16 (339.46 km; 210.93 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,394.30 km (866.38 miles)
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Crews84 at start, 60 at finish

WRC Champion Sébastien Ogier won the Rally de Portugal for the fourth time, taking his third victory of the 2014 season.[1]

Entry listEdit

Entry List
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
1   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
2   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
3   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën DS3 WRC M
4   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Citroën DS3 WRC M
5   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
6   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 WRC M
8   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Juho Hänninen   Tomi Tuominen Hyundai i20 WRC M
9   Volkswagen Motorsport II WRC   Andreas Mikkelsen   Mikko Markkula Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
10   RK M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Robert Kubica   Maciej Szczepaniak Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
11   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Ott Tänak   Raigo Mõlde Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
12   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team WRC   Khalid Al Qassimi   Chris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC M
16   Henning Solberg WRC   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
20   Hyundai Motorsport N WRC   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Hyundai i20 WRC M
21   Jipocar Czech National Team WRC   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
32   Yuriy Protasov WRC-2   Yuriy Protasov   Pavlo Cherepin Ford Fiesta R5 M
33   www.Rallyproject.com srl WRC-2   Massimiliano Rendina   Mario Pizzuti Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X P
35   Drive DMACK WRC-2   Jari Ketomaa   Kaj Lindström Ford Fiesta R5 D
36   Robert Barrable WRC-2   Robert Barrable   Stuart Loudon Ford Fiesta R5 D
37   FWRT s.r.l.   Lorenzo Bertelli   Mitia Dotta Ford Fiesta R5 P
38   Fredrik Åhlin WRC-2   Fredrik Åhlin   Morten Erik Abrahamsen Ford Fiesta R5 D
39   Eurolamp World Rally Team WRC-2   Valeriy Gorban   Volodymyr Korsia MINI John Cooper Works S2000 M
40   Nasser Al-Attiyah WRC-2   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RRC M
41   Nicolás Fuchs WRC-2   Nicolás Fuchs   Fernando Mussano Ford Fiesta R5 D
42   Pontus Tidemand WRC-2   Pontus Tidemand   Ola Floene Ford Fiesta R5 M
43   Bernardo Sousa WRC-2   Bernardo Sousa   Hugo Magalhaes Ford Fiesta RRC P
44   Julien Maurin WRC-2   Julien Maurin   Nicolas Klinger Ford Fiesta RRC P
45   Bosowa Rally Team WRC-2   Subhan Aksa   Nicola Arena Ford Fiesta RRC M
46   Skydive Dubai Rally Team WRC-2   Rashid Al Ketbi   Karina Hepperle Ford Fiesta R5 D
47   Puma Rally Team WRC-2   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Killian Duffy Ford Fiesta RRC M
48   AT Rally Team WRC-2   Martin Kangur   Andres Ots Ford Fiesta S2000 M
49   Martin McCormack WRC-2   Martin McCormack   David Moynihan Ford Fiesta R5 H
50   Marco Vallario WRC-2   Marco Vallario   Antonio Pascale Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
52   Simone Tempestini WRC-3   Simone Tempestini   Dorin Pulpea Citroën DS3 R3T M
53   Aron Domzala WRC-3   Aron Domzala   Przemek Zawada Citroën DS3 R3T M
54   ADAC Team Weser-Ems e.V. WRC-3   Christian Riedemann   Lara Vanneste Citroën DS3 R3T M
55   Quentin Giordano WRC-3   Quentin Giordano   Guillaume Duval Citroën DS3 R3T M
56   Martin Koči WRC-3   Martin Koči   Lukáš Kostka Citroën DS3 R3T M
57   Stéphane Lefebvre WRC-3   Stéphane Lefebvre   Thomas Dubois Citroën DS3 R3T M
58   Molly Taylor WRC-3   Molly Taylor   Coral Taylor Citroën DS3 R3T M
59   Team Jaga Motorsport WRC-3   Panikos Polykarpou   Gerald Winter Citroën DS3 R3T M
60   Sylvain Michel WRC-3   Sylvain Michel   Gwenola Marie Citroën DS3 R3T M
61   Frederico Della Casa WRC-3   Frederico Della Casa   Domenico Pozzi Citroën DS3 R3T M
62   Alastair Fisher WRC-3   Alastair Fisher   Gordon Noble Citroën DS3 R3T M
63   Wurmbrand Racing Team WRC-3   Kornél Lukács   Márk Mesterházi Citroën DS3 R3T M
64   Czech National Team WRC-3   Jan Černý   Pavel Kohout Citroën DS3 R3T M
65   Simone Campedelli WRC-3   Simone Campedelli   Danilo Fappani Citroën DS3 R3T M
70   Karl Kruuda WRC-2   Karl Kruuda   Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta S2000 M
71   Ricardo Moura   Ricardo Moura   António Costa Škoda Fabia S2000 M
72   Juan Carlos Alonso WRC-2   Juan Carlos Alonso   Juan Pablo Monasterolo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
84   Sirbb Kuwait WRC-2   Salah Bin Eidan   Alex Gelsomino Ford Fiesta R5 M
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship

ReportEdit

Before the rallyEdit

The rally was preceded by the "Fafe Rally Sprint", a single-stage exhibition event run over the famous Fafe stages in the country's north which was won by Volkswagen driver Sebastien Ogier.[2]

During the rallyEdit

WRC leader Sébastien Ogier was the first on the road in the first leg, but his disadvantage was decreased since in the days before the rally it rained, and the Algarve roads were a combination of dry and a little moist tracks, which led to difficulties for drivers to choose the right tire compound. Sébastien Ogier led the rally since Lisbon SSS until the last stage of the first leg (SS7), finishing behind Mikko Hirvonen (1st) and Ott Tänak. In the middle Dani Sordo was in the lead after winning SS2 and SS3 with his Hyundai i20 WRC. In the 2nd leg Sébastien Ogier imposed a demonic pace retaking the lead and quickly pulled away from a powerless Mikko Hirvonen. Mads Østberg finished in the podium last place. Dani Sordo after a promising start, retired at the beginning of the last day (due to mechanical when he was heading do start SS14) when he was in overall fourth place. This rally was marked by the high number of crashes between the top drivers: Jari-Matti Latvala, Kris Meeke, Elfyn Evans and Robert Kubica (who would crash again in 2nd leg).

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall classification
1 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 3:33:20.4 0.00 28
2 5   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen   M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:34:03.6 +43.2 18
3 4   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:34:32.8 +1:12.4 16
4 9   Andreas Mikkelsen   Mikko Markkula   Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 3:38:10.9 +4:50.5 12
5 16   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor   Henning Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:38:30.6 +5:10.2 10
6 21   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek   Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:41:47.6 +8:27.2 8
7 7   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Shell World Rally Team Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 3:41:52.7 +8:32.3 6
8 8   Juho Hänninen   Tomi Tuominen   Hyundai Shell World Rally Team Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 3:42:12.0 +8:51.6 4
9 40   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 3:43:35.1 +10:14.7 2
10 35   Jari Ketomaa   Kaj Lindström   Drive DMACK Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:43:46.7 +10:26.3 1

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Rally leader
Leg 1
(3 Apr)
SS1 SSS Lisboa 3.27 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2:52.7   Sébastien Ogier
Leg 1
(4 Apr)
SS2 Silves 1 21.52 km   Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC 12:25.5
SS3 Ourique 1 20.70 km   Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC 12:20.8   Dani Sordo
SS4 Almodôvar 1 26.48 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 16:31.8   Sébastien Ogier
SS5 Silves 2 21.50 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 11:53.8
SS6 Ourique 2 20.70 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC 12:10.4
SS7 Almodôvar 2 26.48 km   Mikko Hirvonen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 16:27.6   Mikko Hirvonen
Leg 2
(5 Apr)
SS8 Santa Clara 1 19.09 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 12:23.0
SS9 Santana da Serra 1 31.90 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 23:10.2   Sébastien Ogier
SS10 Malhão 1 22.15 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 13:58.1
SS11 Santa Clara 2 19.09 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 12:04.7
SS12 Santana da Serra 2 31.90 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 23:00.6
SS13 Malhão 2 22.15 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 13:49.2
Leg 3
(6 Apr)
SS14 Loulé 1 13.83 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 8:57.8
SS15 S. Brás de Alportel 1 16.21 km   Mads Østberg Citroën DS3 WRC 11:38.7
SS16 Loulé 2 (Power Stage) 13.83 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 8:41.7

Power StageEdit

The "Power stage" was a 13.83 km (8.59 mi) stage at the end of the rally.

Pos Driver Car Time Diff. Pts
1   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 8:41.7 0.0 3
2   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 8:45.0 +3.3 2
3   Mads Østberg Citroën DS3 WRC 8:46.0 +4.3 1

Standings after the rallyEdit

WRCEdit

OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sebastien Ogier takes dominant victory for VW". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  2. ^ Sebastien Ogier flies to victory