Ogier wins in Lousada and is the leader of the Rally of Portugal


The Rally of Portugal has opened its 50th edition with the dispute of a Super Special
on the Eurocircuit of Lousada
, a hint of a mixed nature, which has served to
host a luck of stretch spectacle in which riders faced 1vs1. Although the order of departure will mark judgment in the stages
successive, of time, Sébastien Ogier has risen as the first leader of the rally after marking the scratch in this particular stretch. The French
has been endorsed by 0.9 seconds clear of his nearest pursuer, who has been Thierry
Neuville. Dani Sordo has finished with the third best time.

During this stretch on the Eurocircuit of Lousada, in the
that have been present 15,000 fans
, we have been able to see a direct duel
between Ogier and Paddon, or what is the same, between the leader of the WRC and the last
pilot that he has passed. Also Stéphane Lefebvre and Eric Camilli
have faced in a duel very symbolic to be the last two pearls of the quarry French. For his part, Thierry Neuville has competed against Mads Ostberg, while Dani Sordo has had rival Andreas Mikkelsen,
being in both cases the pilots of Hyundai quicker.


On the sidelines of the character of the spectacle of this special,
Sebastien Ogier has left a message to sailors before you see as the order of
output can greatly affect your performance during the first two stages. Without
however, Lousada has also helped Hyundai to sign his candidacy
to put the complicated things Volkswagen, as evidenced by the posts of
provisional podium for Neuville and Sordo. In fact, fourth and fifth have been
Mikkelsen and Latvala with the Polo R WRC, while Kris Meeke has been cast
sixth in a rally that will be a really tough opponent

By way of brief review of the second category in the world championship,
Pontus Tidemand is the first leader in WRC2 after winning by 1.1
seconds on Jan Kopecký. Third party has located the Finnish Teemu Suninen,
, while José Antonio ‘Rocket’ Suarez starts eighth in his category
after finishing 3.5 seconds from the time marked by the official pilot of the
Skoda. With the same time that the pilot spaniard has finished Scott Pedder,
that after the accident lived in the shakedown has been able to return to competition
without any major problems. For his part, Gustavo Sosa has also finished the stretch
without any important incident

Classification after SS1 of the 50th Rally of Portugal

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2:41.1
2nd Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC +0.9
3rd Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC +1.2
4th Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Polo R WRC +1.7
5th Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC +1.9
6th Kris Meeke Citroën DS3 WRC +2.1
7th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC +2.6
8th Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3.3
9th Mads Ostberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3.4
10th Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën DS3 WRC +3.6

the first stage of The Rally of Portugal will start this Friday at 10:30 hours. The riders will contest two loops of three stages and a double pass for the Super Special of Porto, making a total of 132,04 kilometres against the clock.