1974 Rallye de Portugal

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1974 Rallye de Portugal
8º TAP Rallye de Portugal
Round 1 of the 1974 World Rally Championship
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Host country  Portugal
Dates run March 20 – 23 1974
Length 455 km (283 mi)
Stage surface Asphalt and gravel
Results
Overall winner Italy Raffaele Pinto
Italy Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye
Crews 125 at start, 36 at finish

The 1974 Rally of Portugal was the 8th running of the Rallye de Portugal and was the first round of the 1974 World Rally Championship season after the oil crisis forced the cancellation of the Monte Carlo and Swedish rallies. As with all of the WRC rounds in 1974, there was only a manufacturer championship, so only manufacturers results were counted for points. Only the top finishing car for each manufacturer counted. Fiat locked out the podium places but only picked up 20 points in the championship due to this rule. An advantage is gained though, because the next finishing manufacturer can only pick up the points available for where their driver finished - in this case Ove Andersson took 10 points for 4th place in a Toyota Corolla.

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. Italy Raffaele Pinto Italy Arnaldo Bernacchini Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6:26:15 0.0 20
2. Italy Alcide Paganelli Italy Ninni Russo Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6:30:12 3.57
3. Finland Markku Alén Finland Ilkka Kivimäki Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6:37:17 11.02
4. Sweden Ove Andersson Sweden Arne Hertz Toyota Corolla 6:40:54 14.39 10
5. Sweden Harry Källström Sweden Claes Billstam Datsun 260Z 6:54:27 28.12 8
6. France Bob Neyret France Yveline Vanoni Alpine-Renault A110 1800 7:04:18 38.03 6
7. Austria Georg Fischer Austria Harald Gottlieb BMW 2002 7:05:02 38.47 4
8. Portugal Francisco Romãozinho Portugal José Bernardo Citroën GS 7:17:04 50.49 3
9. United Kingdom Chris Sclater United Kingdom Neil Wilson Ford Escort RS1600 7:26:59 1:00.44 2
10. Portugal António Borges Portugal Miguel Sottomayor Fiat 124 Sport Spyder 7:27:55 1:01.40

Championship standings[edit]

Rank Manufacturer Event Total
points
POR
Portugal
KEN
Kenya
FIN
Finland
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
1 Italy Fiat 20 - - - - - - - 20
2 Japan Toyota 10 - - - - - - - 10
3 Japan Datsun 8 - - - - - - - 8
4 France Alpine-Renault 6 - - - - - - - 6
5 Germany BMW 4 - - - - - - - 4
6 France Citroën 3 - - - - - - - 3
7 United States Ford 2 - - - - - - - 2

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