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Rally de Portugal

The Rally de Portugal (formerly: Rallye de Portugal) is a rally competition held in Portugal. First held in 1967, the seventh running of the race, the 7º TAP Rallye de Portugal was the third event in the inaugural FIA World Rally Championship in 1973. The rally remained on the WRC calendar for the next 29 years, and after being dropped for 2002–2006, the event returned to Portugal in 2007. During the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, Rally de Portugal was a mixed event between asphalt and gravel. Currently it is an all-gravel event.

Rally de Portugal
Statusactive
Genremotorsporting event
Frequencyannual
CountryPortugal
Inaugurated1967
Jari-Matti Latvala with a Ford Fiesta RS WRC at the 2011 Rally de Portugal
Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Fløene driving an updated Polo R WRC at the 49º Rally de Portugal.
S. Ogier at the 2016 Rally de Portugal with Polo R WRC
Mads Østberg at 2016 Rally de Portugal with Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Khalid Al-Qassimi with Citroën DS3 WRC at the 2016 Rally de Portugal

Rally de Portugal has been awarded "The Best Rally in the World" five times and in 2000 "The Most Improved Rally of the Year".[1] The most successful driver in the history of the rally is Finland's Markku Alén, who has won the event five times (1975, 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1987).

HistoryEdit

The Rally of Portugal has an important aspect which once made it so famous or maybe infamous; crowd control. During the 1970s and especially the 1980s, Portugal was known for spectators standing on the roadway even as the cars drove by, often resulting in near-collisions, and finally in the 1986 season a collision between cars and spectators. It was the last year the Group B cars dominated the WRC scene. And it was because of a tragic accident which occurred during the rally that the future of Group B cars came under scrutiny. The final blow came at the Tour de Corse later that year with the death of Henri Toivonen.

In the first section of the rally (Sintra), in the "Lagoa Azul" stage, Portuguese works Ford rally driver Joaquim Santos came over a crest in his RS200 getting too loose through the corner.[2] Santos managed to avoid the crowd on the outside of the corner, but he was not able to avoid the crowd on the inside of the corner. The inevitable happened; the car left the road, plunging right into the crowd, killing three and injuring dozens more. After this accident all works teams withdrew from the rally.

Although it was tragic, it was also a logical result for the irresponsible behaviour of the Portuguese crowd throughout years. Additionally the speed of the Group B cars was a contributing factor.[2] It was not only dangerous for the crowd, but also for the drivers themselves. Former world champion Timo Salonen admitted at the '86 edition that he was scared to run first on the road. Walter Röhrl had his own theory on the crowd situation: "You just have to see the crowd as a wall and not as spectators."

It did not necessarily go any better in following years. At the 1987 edition a privately entered, FR car driven by Portuguese rally car driver Joaquim Guedes plunged into the crowd. Luckily enough this only led to minor injuries, but the crowd control was not much improved. It was not until the early 1990s that the Portuguese rally became an example for better crowd control and for being a great rally itself. Crowds were no smaller, but were better-behaved and more aware of the risks involved in spectating.

In the 1980s, the rally had a special stage at the Autódromo do Estoril.[3][4]

The last WRC edition of the Portugal rally for five years was run under heavy rain in 2001. It was won by Tommi Mäkinen in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. In 2002, it was replaced in favour of Germany's Rallye Deutschland. In 2005, the organisers of the Rally of Portugal announced their intentions to rejoin the WRC, this time switching locations to an area around the Algarve. This means the character of the rally has changed. It is fully driven on gravel these days. This is frowned upon the Portuguese fans, who consider the Algarve stages less exciting, which is also reflected in lower attendance numbers. In 2006, it ran as an official WRC candidate event for the 2007 WRC calendar and was formally incorporated into the 2007 calendar on 5 July 2006. The 2007 Rally Portugal was the fifth round of the season and was won by Citroën Total's Sébastien Loeb.

After a year in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge schedule, the Rally Portugal returned to the WRC calendar for the 2009 season. The competition in the 2009 Rally Portugal was set in the surroundings of Faro, capital of Algarve, on twisty hill sections, with fast blind corners and narrow sections. The first stage in the Estádio Algarve (Algarve Stadium) was won by Henning Solberg, but when the rally really began, Jari-Matti Latvala took the lead. However, he soon suffered a big crash, rolling his Ford Focus WRC 17 times down a steep mountain. The rally was eventually won by Loeb.

Results 1967–2001Edit

 
Walter Röhrl at the 1984 rally with an Audi Quattro A2.
Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
co-driver
Team
Car
Time
1º Rallye de Portugal
1967
8 stages
47,60 km*
1   Carpinteiro Albino
  Silva Pereira
  Renault 8 Gordini 14758,9 pts
2   António Peixinho
  João Canas Mendes
  Ford Cortina Lotus 15888,9 pts
3   Joseph Bourdon
  Claude Bertrand
  Renault 8 Gordini 22560,5 pts
2º Rallye de Portugal
1968
8 stages
94,60 km*
1   Tony Fall
  R. Cellin
  Lancia Fulvia HF 16503,3 pts
2   Paddy Hopkirk
  Tony Nash
  BMC Cooper S 1300 17989,6 pts
3   António Peixinho
  João Canas Mendes
  Morris Cooper S 22661,8 pts
3º Rallye de Portugal
1969
10 stages
140,00 km*
1   Francisco Romãozinho
  "Jocames"
  Citroën DS 104759 pts
2   José Lampreia
  Christian Melville
  Datsun 1600 SSS 113476 pts
3   Chris van Stalle
  Robert Loyens
  Datsun 1600 SSS 113945 pts
4º TAP Rallye de Portugal
1970
12 stages
205,50 km
1   Simo Lampinen
  John Davenport
  Lancia Fulvia HF 7099 pts
2   Sandro Munari
  Arnaldo Bernacchini
  Lancia Fulvia HF 1600 7486 pts
3   Björn Waldegård
  Hans Thorszelius
  Porsche 911 S 7929 pts
5º TAP Rallye de Portugal
7 to 10 October 1971
20 stages
304,50 km
1   Jean-Pierre Nicolas
  Jean Todt
  Alpine Renault A110 19249 pts
2   Simo Lampinen
  John Davenport
  Lancia Fulvia HF 1600 20664 pts
3   Robert Neyret
  Jacques Terramorsi
  Alpine Renault A110 1600 23630 pts
6º TAP Rallye de Portugal
11 to 15 October 1972
31 stages
389,60 km
1   Achim Warmbold
  John Davenport
  BMW 2002 TI 5 h 51 m 03 s
2   Bernard Darniche
  Alan Mahe
  Alpine Renault A110 1800 6 h 00 m 05 s
3   Björn Waldegård
  Hans Thorszelius
  Citroën SM Proto 6 h 08 m 54 s
7º TAP Rallye de Portugal
13 to 18 March 1973
Round 3 of the 1973 World Rally Championship
32 stages
387 km
1   Jean-Luc Thérier
  Jacques Jaubert
  Alpine Renault
  Alpine Renault A110 1800
5 h 42 m 16 s
2   Jean-Pierre Nicolas
  Michel Vial
  Alpine Renault
  Alpine Renault A110 1800
5 h 48 m 16 s
3   Francisco Romãozinho
  José Bernardo
  Citroën Competition
  Citroën DS 21
6 h 7 m 48 s
8º TAP Rallye de Portugal
20 to 23 March 1974
Round 1 of the 1974 World Rally Championship
455 km 1   Raffaele Pinto
  Arnaldo Bernacchini
  Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6 h 26 m 15 s
2   Alcide Paganelli
  Nini Russo
  Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6 h 30 m 12 s
3   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6 h 37 m 17 s
9º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
18 to 21 July 1975
Round 6 of the 1975 World Rally Championship
512 km 1   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6 h 24 m 15 s
2   Hannu Mikkola
  Jean Todt
  Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6 h 26 m 58 s
3   Ove Andersson
  Arne Hertz
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Corolla
6 h 29 m 29 s
10º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
10 to 14 March 1976
Round 3 of the 1976 World Rally Championship
470 km 1   Sandro Munari
  Silvio Maiga
  Lancia Stratos HF 5 h 41 m 26 s
2   Ove Andersson
  Arne Hertz
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica 2000GT
5 h 44 m 24 s
3   "Mêquêpê"
  João Batista
  Opel Kadett GT/E 6 h 26 m 37 s
11º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
1 to 6 March 1977
Round 3 of the 1977 World Rally Championship
Round 4 of the 1977 FIA Cup for Rally Drivers
580 km 1   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Fiat 131 Abarth 6 h 51 m 47 s
2   Björn Waldegård
  Hans Thorszelius
  Ford Escort RS1800 6 h 55 m 43 s
3   Ove Andersson
  Henry Liddon
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica 2000GT
6 h 56 m 8 s
12º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
19 to 23 April 1978
Round 4 of the 1978 World Rally Championship
Round 5 of the 1978 FIA Cup for Rally Drivers
46 stages
627 km
1   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Fiat 131 Abarth 7 h 45 m 33 s
2   Hannu Mikkola
  Arne Hertz
  Ford Escort RS1800 7 h 50 m 1 s
3   Jean-Pierre Nicolas
  Vincent Laverne
  Ford Escort RS1800 8 h 1 m 1 s
13º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
6 to 11 March 1979
Round 3 of the 1979 World Rally Championship
45 stages
735 km
1   Hannu Mikkola
  Arne Hertz
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort RS1800
9 h 13 m 52 s
2   Björn Waldegård
  Hans Thorszelius
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort RS1800
9 h 16 m 36 s
3   Ove Andersson
  Henry Liddon
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica 2000GT
9 h 35 m 0 s
14º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
4 to 9 March 1980
Round 3 of the 1980 World Rally Championship
47 stages
673.5 km
1   Walter Röhrl
  Christian Geistdörfer
  Fiat Italia
  Fiat 131 Abarth
9 h 13 m 52 s
2   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Fiat Italia
  Fiat 131 Abarth
9 h 16 m 36 s
3   Guy Fréquelin
  Jean Todt
  Talbot Cars GB
  Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
9 h 35 m 0 s
15º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
4 to 7 March 1981
Round 3 of the 1981 World Rally Championship
46 stages
681 km
1   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Fiat Auto Torino
  Fiat 131 Abarth
8 h 27 m 26 s
2   Henri Toivonen
  Fred Gallagher
  Talbot
  Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
8 h 36 m 36 s
3   Björn Waldegård
  Hans Thorszelius
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica 2000GT
8 h 43 m 47 s
16º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
3 to 6 March 1982
Round 3 of the 1982 World Rally Championship
40 stages
639 km
1   Michèle Mouton
  Fabrizia Pons
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro
7 h 39 m 36 s
2   Per Eklund
  Ragnar Spjuth
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica 2000GT
7 h 52 m 43 s
3   Franz Wittmann
  Peter Diekmann
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro
8 h 7 m 25 s
17º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
2 to 5 March 1983
Round 3 of the 1983 World Rally Championship
40 stages
642 km
1   Hannu Mikkola
  Arne Hertz
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro A1
7 h 17 m 24 s
2   Michèle Mouton
  Fabrizia Pons
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro A1
7 h 18 m 19 s
3   Walter Röhrl
  Christian Geistdörfer
  Martini Racing
  Lancia Rally 037
7 h 19 m 14 s
18º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
6 to 11 March 1984
Round 3 of the 1984 World Rally Championship
45 stages
684 km
1   Hannu Mikkola
  Arne Hertz
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro A2
7 h 35 m 32 s
2   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Martini Racing
  Lancia Rally 037
7 h 35 m 59 s
3   Attilio Bettega
  Maurizio Perissinot
  Martini Racing
  Lancia Rally 037
7 h 58 m 21 s
19º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
6 to 9 March 1985
Round 3 of the 1985 World Rally Championship
47 stages
733 km
1   Timo Salonen
  Seppo Harjanne
  Peugeot Talbot Sport
  Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
8 h 7 m 25 s
2   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Jolly Club
  Lancia Rally 037
8 h 12 m 12 s
3   Walter Röhrl
  Christian Geistdörfer
  Audi Sport
  Audi Sport Quattro
8 h 13 m 23 s
20º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
5 to 8 March 1986
Round 3 of the 1986 World Rally Championship
42 stages
660 km
1   Joaquim Moutinho
  Edgar Fortes
  Renault Galp
  Renault 5 Turbo
7 h 50 m 44 s
2   Carlos Bica
  Cândido Júnior
  Duriforte Construções
  Lancia Rally 037
8 h 4 m 11 s
3   Giovanni Del Zoppo
  Loris Roggia
  Jolly Club
  Fiat Uno Turbo
8 h 7 m 36 s
21º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
11 to 14 March 1987
Round 3 of the 1987 World Rally Championship
37 stages
597.67 km
1   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta HF 4WD
7 h 9 m 39 s
2   Jean Ragnotti
  Perre Thimonier
  Renault Sport Elf
  Renault 11 Turbo
7 h 12 m 32 s
3   Kenneth Eriksson
  Peter Diekmann
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V
7 h 14 m 37 s
22º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
1 to 6 March 1988
Round 3 of the 1988 World Rally Championship
37 stages
589.89 km
1   Miki Biasion
  Carlo Cassina
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale
6 h 44 m 1 s
2   Alex Fiorio
  Luigi Pirollo
  Jolly Club
  Lancia Delta HF 4WD
6 h 52 m 47 s
3   Yves Loubet
  Jean-Bernard Vieu
  Jolly Club
  Lancia Delta HF 4WD
6 h 53 m 23 s
23º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
28 February to 4 March 1989
Round 3 of the 1989 World Rally Championship
37 stages
576.88 km
1   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale
6 h 47 m 1 s
2   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale
6 h 57 m 19 s
3   Alex Fiorio
  Luigi Pirollo
  Jolly Club
  Lancia Delta Integrale
7 h 10 m 19 s
24º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto
6 to 10 March 1990
Round 2 of the 1990 World Rally Championship
38 stages
544.2 km
1   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
6 h 17 m 57 s
2   Didier Auriol
  Bernard Occelli
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
6 h 20 m 33 s
3   Juha Kankkunen
  Juha Piironen
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
6 h 23 m 8 s
25º Rallye de Portugal
5 to 9 March 1991
Round 3 of the 1991 World Rally Championship
36 stages
524.75 km
1   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica GT-Four
6 h 6 m 36 s
2   Didier Auriol
  Bernard Occelli
  Jolly Club
  Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
6 h 7 m 23 s
3   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
6 h 8 m 41 s
26º Rallye de Portugal
3 to 7 March 1992
Round 3 of the 1992 World Rally Championship
40 stages
577.38 km
1   Juha Kankkunen
  Juha Piironen
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta HF Integrale
6 h 24 m 37 s
2   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
6 h 26 m 10 s
3   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
6 h 29 m 36 s
27º Rallye de Portugal
3 to 6 March 1993
Round 3 of the 1993 World Rally Championship
37 stages
562 km
1   François Delecour
  Daniel Grataloup
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6 h 20 m 37 s
2   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6 h 21 m 32 s
3   Andrea Aghini
  Sauro Farnocchia
  Jolly Club
  Lancia Delta HF Integrale
6 h 23 m 17 s
28º TAP Rallye de Portugal
1 to 4 March 1994
Round 2 of the 1994 World Rally Championship
Round 2 of the 1994 FIA 2-Litre World Cup for Manufacturers
36 stages
571.82 km
1   Juha Kankkunen
  Nicky Grist
  Toyota Castrol Team
  Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
6 h 20 m 59 s
2   Didier Auriol
  Bernard Occelli
  Toyota Castrol Team
  Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
6 h 21 m 39 s
3   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6 h 21 m 49 s
29º TAP Rallye de Portugal
8 to 10 March 1995
Round 3 of the 1995 World Rally Championship
Round 3 of the 1995 FIA 2-Litre World Cup for Manufacturers
33 stages
467 km
1   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  555 Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza 555
5 h 32 m 37 s
2   Juha Kankkunen
  Nicky Grist
  Toyota Castrol Team
  Toyota Celica GT-Four
5 h 32 m 49 s
3   Colin McRae
  Derek Ringer
  555 Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza 555
5 h 35 m 51 s
30º TAP Rallye de Portugal
6 to 8 March 1996
Round 2 of the 1996 FIA 2-Litre World Championship for Manufacturers
34 stages
425.24 km
1   Rui Madeira
  Nuno Rodrigues da Silva
  HF Grifone
  Toyota Celica GT-Four
5 h 13 m 28 s
2   Freddy Loix
  Sven Smeets
  HF Grifone
  Toyota Celica GT-Four
5 h 15 m 15 s
3   José Miguel
  Carlos Magalhães
  Privateer
  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
5 h 23 m 22 s
31º TAP Rallye de Portugal
23 to 26 March 1997
Round 4 of the 1997 World Rally Championship
31 stages
419.78 km
1   Tommi Mäkinen
  Seppo Harjanne
  Team Mitsubishi Ralliart
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV
4 h 53 m 1 s
2   Freddy Loix
  Sven Smeets
  Marlboro Toyota Castrol Team Belgium
  Toyota Celica GT-Four
4 h 57 m 6 s
3   Armin Schwarz
  Denis Giraudet
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort WRC
4 h 59 m 34 s
32º TAP Rallye de Portugal
22 to 25 March 1998
Round 4 of the 1998 World Rally Championship
28 stages
380.18 km
1   Colin McRae
  Nicky Grist
  555 Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza WRC
4 h 20 m 58.1 s
2   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Toyota Castrol Team
  Toyota Corolla WRC
4 h 21 m 0.2 s
3   Freddy Loix
  Sven Smeets
  Marlboro Toyota Castrol Team Belgium
  Toyota Corolla WRC
4 h 21 m 43.9 s
33º TAP Rallye de Portugal
21 to 24 March 1999
Round 4 of the 1999 World Rally Championship
23 stages
358.85 km
1   Colin McRae
  Nicky Grist
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus WRC
4 h 5 m 41.7 s
2   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Toyota Castrol Team
  Toyota Corolla WRC
4 h 5 m 54.0 s
3   Didier Auriol
  Denis Giraudet
  Toyota Castrol Team
  Toyota Corolla WRC
4 h 5 m 58.2 s
34º TAP Rallye de Portugal
16 to 19 March 2000
Round 4 of the 2000 World Rally Championship
23 stages
398.35 km
1   Richard Burns
  Robert Reid (co-driver)
  Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza WRC
4 h 34 m 0.0 s
2   Marcus Grönholm
  Timo Rautiainen (co-driver)
  Peugeot Esso Sport
  Peugeot 206 WRC
4 h 34 m 6.5 s
3   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus RS WRC
4 h 36 m 9.2 s
35º TAP Rallye de Portugal
8 to 11 March 2001
Round 3 of the 2001 World Rally Championship
22 stages
390.14 km
1   Tommi Mäkinen
  Risto Mannisenmaki
  Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
3 h 46 m 42.1 s
2   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus RS WRC 01
3 h 46 m 50.7 s
3   Marcus Grönholm
  Timo Rautiainen (co-driver)
  Peugeot Total
  Peugeot 206 WRC
3 h 49 m 37.7 s

2002–2006Edit

Rally out of World Rally Championship

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
co-driver
Team
Car
Time
36º TMN Rallye de Portugal
7 to 8 June 2002
8 stages
152,77 km
1   Didier Auriol
  Thierry Barjou
  Toyota Corolla WRC 1h41m25,5s
2   Andrea Aghini
  Loris Roggia
  Procar Srl
  Subaru Impreza WRC P2000
1 h 43 m 59,9 s
3   Miguel Campos
  Carlos Magalhães
  Peugeot Total Silver Team SG
  Peugeot 206 WRC
1 h 44 m 35,9 s
37º TMN Rallye de Portugal
28 to 29 March 2003
9 stages
164,97 km
1   Armindo Araújo
  Miguel Ramalho
  Citroën Saxo Kit Car 2 h 04 m 12,7 s
2   Pedro Leal
  Luis Ramalho
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 2 h 05 m 57,9 s
3   Pedro Dias da Silva
  Mário Castro
  Interpass Competição
  Citroën Saxo S1600
2 h 09 m 07,1 s
38º TMN Rallye de Portugal
2004
8 stages
151,82 km
1   Armindo Araújo
  Miguel Ramalho
  Citroën Saxo Kit Car 1 h 54 m 49,1 s
2   Pedro Leal
  Luis Ramalho
  Subaru Impreza WRX 1 h 55 m 31,7s
3   Fernando Peres
  José Pedro Silva
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2 h 00 m 33,9 s
39º TMN Rallye de Portugal
31 March to 2 April 2005
12 stages
237,66 km
1   Daniel Carlsson
  Mattias Andersson
  Subaru Impreza WRX 2 h 44 m 54,0 s
2   Mikko Hirvonen
  Jarmo Lehtinen
  Subaru Impreza WRX 2 h 46 m 03,0 s
3   Armindo Araújo
  Miguel Ramalho
  Mitsubishi Galp TMN
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII
2 h 47 m 19,2 s
40º PT-Rally de Portugal
2006
12 stages
239,90 km
1   Armindo Araújo
  Miguel Ramalho
  Mitsubishi Motors Portugal
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MR
3h 06 m 14,0 s
2   Janne Tuohino
  Mikko Markkula
  Subaru Impreza N11 3h 07 m 31,0 s
3   Patrik Flodin
  Maria Andersson
  Subaru Impreza N12 3h 07 m 49,6 s

2007–2014Edit

Rally back to World Rally Championship, but held in Algarve

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
co-driver
Team
Car
Time
41º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
30 March to 1 April 2007
Round 5 of the 2007 World Rally Championship
18 stages
357.1 km
1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën C4 WRC
3h 53 m 33.1 s
2   Petter Solberg
  Phil Mills
  Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza WRC S12b
3h 56 m 47,0 s
3   Dani Sordo
  Marc Marti
  Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën C4 WRC
3h 58 m 38,4 s
42º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2008
Round of the 2008 Intercontinental Rally Challenge
13 stages
249.74 km
1   Luca Rosetti
  Matteo Chiarcossi
  Racing Lions SRL
  Peugeot 207 S2000
2 h 57 m 50.1 s
2   Jan Kopecky
  Petr Stary
  Champion Racing
  Peugeot 207 S2000
2 h 58 m 35,9 s
3   Nicolas Vouilloz
  Nicolas Klinger
  Peugeot Team Belux
  Peugeot 207 S2000
2 h 59 m 27,9 s
43º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2009
Round 6 of the 2009 World Rally Championship
18 stages
361.36 km
1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën C4 WRC 09
3h 53 m 13.1 s
2   Mikko Hirvonen
  Jarmo Lehtinen
  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
  Ford Focus WRC 09
3h 53 m 37,4 s
3   Daniel Sordo
  Marc Marti
  Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën C4 WRC 09
3h 54 m 58,5 s
44º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2010
Round 6 of the 2010 World Rally Championship
18 stages
355.32 km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Citroën Junior Team
  Citroën C4 WRC 09
3h 51 m 16.1 s
2   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën C4 WRC 09
3h 51 m 24,0 s
3   Daniel Sordo
  Marc Marti
  Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën C4 WRC 09
3h 52 m 33,7 s
45º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2011
Round 3 of the 2011 World Rally Championship
17 stages
385.37 km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën DS3 WRC
4 h 10 m 53.4 s
2   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën DS3 WRC
4 h 11 m 25,2 s
3   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
  Ford Fiesta RS WRC
4 h 14 m 15,5 s
46º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2012
Round 4 of the 2012 World Rally Championship
22
(19)
434.77 km
(368.43 km)
1   Mads Ostberg
  Jonas Andersson
  Adapta World Rally Team
  Ford Fiesta RS WRC
4 h 21 m 16.1 s
2   Evgeny Novikov
  Denis Giraudet
  M-Sport Ford World Rally Team
  Ford Fiesta RS WRC
4 h 22 m 49,3 s
3   Petter Solberg
  Chris Patterson
  Ford World Rally Team
  Ford Fiesta RS WRC
4 h 23 m 11,7 s
47º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2013
Round 4 of the 2013 World Rally Championship
23 stages
396.82 km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
4 h 07 m 38.7 s
2   Mikko Hirvonen
  Jarmo Lehtinen
  Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT
  Citroën DS3 WRC
4 h 08 m 36,9 s
3   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
4 h 11 m 43,2 s
48º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2014
Round 4 of the 2014 World Rally Championship
16 stages
339.46 km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 33 m 20.4 s
2   Mikko Hirvonen
  Jarmo Lehtinen
  M-Sport WRT
  Ford Fiesta RS WRC
3h 34 m 03.6 s
3   Mads Østberg
  Jonas Andersson
  Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT
  Citroën DS3 WRC
3h 34 m 32.8 s

2015–Edit

Rally back to its roots: North of Portugal

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
co-driver
Team
Car
Time
49º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2015
Round 5 of the 2015 World Rally Championship
(16) 15 stages
(351,71 km) 324,18 km
1   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 30 m 35.3 s
2   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 30 m 43.5 s
3   Andreas Mikkelsen
  Ola Fløene
  Volkswagen Motorsport II
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 31 m 03.9 s
50º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2016
Round 5 of the 2016 World Rally Championship
19 stages
368,00 km
1   Kris Meeke
  Paul Nagle
  Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team
  Citroën DS3 WRC
3h 59 m 01.0 s
2   Andreas Mikkelsen
  Ola Fløene
  Volkswagen Motorsport II
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 59 m 30.7 s
3   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 59 m 35.5 s
51º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2017
Round 6 of the 2017 World Rally Championship
19 stages
349,17 km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  M-Sport World Rally Team
  Ford Fiesta WRC
3h 42 m 55.7 s
2   Thierry Neuville
  Nicolas Gilsoul
  Hyundai Motorsport
  Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
3h 43 m 11.3 s
3   Dani Sordo
  Marc Martí
  Hyundai Motorsport
  Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
3h 43 m 57.4 s
52º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2018
Round 6 of the 2018 World Rally Championship
20 stages
358,19 km
1   Thierry Neuville
  Nicolas Gilsoul
  Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
  Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
3h 49 m 46.6 s
2   Elfyn Evans
  Daniel Barritt
  M-Sport Ford WRT
  Ford Fiesta WRC
3h 50 m 26.6 s
3   Teemu Suninen
  Mikko Markkula
  M-Sport Ford WRT
  Ford Fiesta WRC
3h 50 m 33.9 s
53º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
2019
Round 7 of the 2019 World Rally Championship
20 stages
306,97 km
1   Ott Tänak
  Martin Järveoja
  Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
  Toyota Yaris WRC
3h 20 m 22.8 s
2   Thierry Neuville
  Nicolas Gilsoul
  Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
  Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
3h 20 m 38.7 s
3   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Citroën Total WRT
  Citroën C3 WRC
3h 21 m 19.9 s
Notes
  • † – Event was shortened after stages were cancelled.

Multiple winnersEdit

Embolded drivers are competing in the World Rally Championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the World Rally Championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Rally – The Killer Years". 2012. Event occurs at 0:40. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Estoril". RacingCircuits.info. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ Seara.com. "History – Circuito Estoril – Portugal". www.circuito-estoril.pt. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

External linksEdit