TÄNAK HOLDS NARROW LEAD IN PORTUGAL

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OTT Tänak holds a narrow lead in Vodafone Rally de Portugal after an enthralling opening leg on Friday. The Estonian headed Dani Sordo by 4.6sec with FIA World Rally Championship leader Sébastien Ogier just four-tenths further back following a day in which six different drivers topped the standings. Thierry Neuville and Mads Østberg started the… Read more »

ØSTBERG AND NEUVILLE JOINT LEADERS IN PORTUGAL

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PHOTO: Mads Ostberg tied with Thierry Neuville on the opening stage of Vodafone Rally de Portugal (M-Sport pic) MADS Østberg and Thierry Neuville will start the first full day of Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Friday tied for the lead after setting equal times on Thursday night’s opening super special stage. Drivers ran two laps,… Read more »

SORDO WINS PORTUGAL SHAKEDOWN

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DANI Sordo was fastest in shakedown at Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Thursday morning. Just two-tenths of a second split the leading three drivers through the 4.61km Baltar test. Sordo edged championship leader Sébastien Ogier by 0.1sec, with Jari-Matti Latvala a further tenth behind. Mads Østberg set the pace through the opening run of the… Read more »

CARLOS SAINZ JOINS RED BULL TV IN PORTUGAL

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Watch Vodafone Rally de Portugal FREE at www.redbull.tv, or download the app for Apple or Android mobile devices – • Sat 20 May, 7am AEST – Day 1 Highlights • Sat 20 May 11.50pm AEST – Live special stage • Sun 21 May, 7am AEST – Day 2 Highlights • Mon 22 May, 7am AEST –… Read more »

RECORD ENTRY FOR WRC PORTUGAL

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A RECORD 14 new-spec World Rally Cars headline a star-studded 65-strong entry for this week’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal. The first European gravel rally of the 2017 WRC season will be the 50th anniversary of the Portuguese classic with entries across four FIA Championship categories and two manufacturer teams represented at full strength for the… Read more »

NEW CO-DRIVER TO JOIN PADDON IN PORTUGAL

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PHOTO: Briton Seb Marshall (left) and Hayden Paddon will pair up for their first WRC appearance in Portugal, but contested a non-WRC in Italy last month (Hyundai pic) KIWI Hayden Paddon will contest a WRC event with his new co-driver Seb Marshall for the first time at Vodafone Rally de Portugal on 18-21 May. Marshall… Read more »

LATVALA PRAISES RAPID YARIS IMPROVEMENTS

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JARI-Matti latvala has praised his Toyota team’s rapid improvement after a fifth-place finish at YPF Rally Argentina that kept him second in the WRC drivers’ championship. The result came just seven weeks after a disappointing gravel debut for the Yaris WRC at Rally Guanajuato México, after which the team was left with a long to-do… Read more »

NEUVILLE SNATCHES THRILLER WIN IN ARGENTINA

Thierry Neuville (BEL) performs during the FIA World Rally Championship 2017 in Carloz-Paz, Argentina on April 30, 2017

PHOTO: Thierry Neuville charges through the rocky Argentine landscape on the way to a narrow victory (WRC pic) THIERRY Neuville snatched one of the closest FIA World Rally Championship wins in history after a gruelling YPF Rally Argentina on Sunday. He edged out longtime leader Elfyn Evans by just 0.7sec in a pulsating Power Stage… Read more »