2009 Rally de Portugal

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2009 Rally de Portugal
43º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
Round 4 of the 2009 World Rally Championship
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Eddie Stobart motorsport number 5 Wilson Portugal Rally 2009.jpg
Stobart's Matthew Wilson during the rally.
Host country Portugal Portugal
Rally base Vilamoura
Dates run 2 April – 5 April 2009
Stages 18 (341.36 km; 212.11 mi)
Stage surface gravel
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews 68 at start, 41 at finish
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The 2009 Vodafone Rally de Portugal was the 43rd running of the Rally Portugal and the fourth round of the 2009 World Rally Championship season. It took place between 2-5 April 2009 and consisted of 18 special stages.

The event was won by Citroën's Sébastien Loeb ahead of Ford's Mikko Hirvonen and Loeb's teammate Dani Sordo. Norwegian drivers Petter Solberg, his brother Henning Solberg and Mads Østberg took the following positions. The last point-scoring places went to Federico Villagra and Khalid al-Qassimi, after Evgeny Novikov crashed out from eighth place on stage 15, and fifth-placed Matthew Wilson and now eighth-placed Conrad Rautenbach both retired on the penultimate stage.

The early leader Jari-Matti Latvala had a big crash on the fourth stage, rolling his Ford Focus WRC 17 times over a distance of 150 metres. Marcus Grönholm, who came out of retirement to contest the rally in a Prodrive-prepared Subaru Impreza WRC, crashed out from fourth place on stage eight. [1]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:53:13.1 0.0 10
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:53:37.4 24.3 8
3 Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Marti Citroën C4 WRC 3:54:58.5 1:45.4 6
4 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Citroën Xsara WRC 3:55:57.7 2:44.6 5
5 Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:58:59.4 5:46.3 4
6 Norway Mads Østberg Norway Ole Kristian Unnerud Subaru Impreza WRC 08 3:59:33.9 6:20.8 3
7 Argentina Federico Villagra Argentina Jose Diaz Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:06:12.6 12:59.5 2
8 United Arab Emirates Khalid al-Qassimi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:11:24.8 18:21.7 1
JWRC
1 Poland Michal Kosciuszko Poland Maciek Szczepaniak Suzuki Swift S1600 4:22:38.6 0.0 10
2 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Netherlands Erwin Mombaerts Renault Clio R3 4:28:45.1 6:06.5 8
3 Netherlands Hans Weijs Jr. Belgium Bjorn Degandt Citroën C2 S1600 4:32:01.3 9:22.7 6
4 Italy Luca Griotti Italy Corrado Bonato Renault Clio R3 4:37:48.7 15:10.9 5
5 Italy Alessandro Bettega Italy Simone Scattolin Renault Clio R3 4:49:23.1 26:44.5 4
6 Italy Simone Bertolotti Italy Luca Celestini Suzuki Swift S1600 5:04:38.9 42:00.3 3
PWRC
1 Portugal Armindo Araujo Portugal Miguel Ramalho Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:15:31.6 0.0 10
2 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:16:38.7 1:07.1 8
3 Norway Eyvind Brynildsen France Denis Giraudet Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:16:44.7 1:13.1 6
4 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Giovanni Bernacchini Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:26:09.2 10:37.6 5
5 New Zealand Mark Tapper New Zealand Jeff Rudd Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 4:41:21.2 25:49.6 4
6 Italy Gianluca Linari Italy Andrea Cecchi Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:43:39.3 28:07.7 3
7 India Gaurav Singh Gill United Kingdom David Senior Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:46:25.3 30:53.7 2
8 Czech Republic Martin Semerád Czech Republic Bohuslav Ceplecha Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 5:00:32.7 45:01.1 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time (WEST) Name Length Winner Time Rally leader
1
(2-3 APR)
SS1 16:50 Estadio Algarve 1 2.21 km Norway Henning Solberg 2:09.6 Norway Henning Solberg
SS2 10:15 Ourique 1 23.42 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 14:26.9 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
SS3 11:12 Silves 1 21.54 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 12:11.6
SS4 11:55 Malhao 1 22.04 km France Sébastien Loeb 14:10.8 Spain Daniel Sordo
SS5 15:00 Ourique 2 23.42 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 14:27.3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen
SS6 15:57 Silves 2 21.54 km Spain Daniel Sordo 12:09.8
SS7 16:40 Malhao 2 22.04 km France Sébastien Loeb 14:06.6
2
(4 APR)
SS8 09:55 Santa Clara 1 22.61 km France Sébastien Loeb 13:52.3
SS9 10:30 Almodovar 1 27.18 km France Sébastien Loeb 17:14.6 France Sébastien Loeb
SS10 11:40 Vascao 1 22.8 km France Sébastien Loeb 14:47.2
SS11 14:50 Santa Clara 2 22.61 km France Sébastien Loeb 13:50.0
SS12 15:25 Almodovar 2 27.18 km France Sébastien Loeb 17:20.3
SS13 16:35 Vascao 2 22.8 km France Sébastien Loeb 14:40.6
3
(5 APR)
SS14 07:50 Loule 1 22.65 km France Sébastien Loeb 15:46.6
SS15 08:45 S. Bras Alportel 1 16.23 km France Sébastien Loeb 11:40.1
SS16 11:16 Loule 2 22.65 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 15:34.9
SS17 12:11 S. Bras Alportel 2 16.23 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 11:36.0
SS18 14:00 Estadio Algarve 2 2.21 km Norway Henning Solberg 2:08.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four in a row for Sebastien Loeb in Portugal". Rally De Portugal Official Site. 2009-04-05. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-28. [dead link]

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