Xevi Pons finished second in the Baja Portalegre


Ricardo Porém and Filipe Palmeiro have been scored in the victory
in the Baja Portalegre
, last appointment of the World Cup Rally-Cross
Country. The couple Portuguese tax at the wheel of his Mini All4
Racing in the proof-of-home, and after to contain the attacks of the best representative
Spanish. With a high level of driving at the wheel of his Ford Ranger, Xevi
Pons has finished in second position
with 4 minutes and 52 seconds
disadvantage on the winner. Nuno Matos with the Opel Mokka Proto has finished in
third position after the four specials that have made the rally.

Xevi Pons has completed a Baja Portalegre very positive
which is the first stage of their preparation for the next Dakar. The
Manlleu finished 18 seconds back of the leader of the race after the first two special
and he could not storm the win during the second day of the test. All in all,
Pons has accumulated a good deal of kilometers very useful, although it has not been
the only pilot dakariano present in Portugal. However, Stéphane
Peterhansel has competed with his wife in a buggy Yamaha YXZ
, although in this
the case has been for pure fun.

Classification category of cars Baja Portalegre

Position Pilot Car Time / Difference
1 Ricardo Porém Mini All4 Racing 5:38:16.00
2nd Xevi Pons Ford Ranger +4:52
3rd Nuno Matos Opel Mokka Proto +5:33
4th Alexander Martins Toyota Hilux V8 +6:16
5th Reinaldo Varela Toyota Hilux V8 +8:29


The margin of Xevi Pons, there is also remarkable the good
role of Fernando Álvarez
. The Spanish rider has managed to put his Toyota
Hilux V8 in the thirteenth position within a category of cars that has
been to Tiago Reis as the winner of the category ‘National’ at the wheel of his
Toyota RAV4. For his part, Luis Oliveira has managed to triumph in the
category of bikes
the loins of your Yamaha WR-F after passing for 6 minutes and
56 seconds to Sebastian Bühler. The podium in the category of two wheels has
closed the local Joao Lourenço.

By way of brief review, it should be noted the victory of Roberto
Borrego with the Yamaha YFZ 450 R in the category of quads
, while Joa
Silva has been imposed between the UTV and buggies. In this last category the podium
has been completed by Pedro Mendes and by the Stéphane Peterhansel. The
reigning champion of the Dakar has finished the test in 11 minutes and 27 seconds
the winner, although the French driver had no goal in it
that results is referred to.

Classification category of bikes Baja Portalegre

Position Pilot Car Time / Difference
1 Luis Oliveira Yamaha WR-F 5:10:18.50
2nd Sebastian Bühler Yamaha WR 450 F +6:51.21
3rd Joao Lourenço Sherco SEF-R +9:43.88
4th Joao Live KTM 500 EXC +13:04.12
5th Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha WR 450 F +15:44.86