2014 Rally de Portugal

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2014 Rally Portugal
48º Rally de Portugal
Round 4 of the 2014 World Rally Championship season
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Host country Portugal Portugal
Rally base Faro, Portugal
Dates run April 3 – April 6, 2014
Stages 16 (339.46 km; 210.93 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,394.30 km (866.38 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Crews 84 at start, 60 at finish

The 2014 Rally de Portugal was the fourth round of the 2014 World Rally Championship season. The event was based in Faro, Portugal, and started on 3 April and finished on 6 April after sixteen special stages, totaling 339.5 competitive kilometres, including a street stage in Lisbon on 3 April.

WRC Champion Sébastien Ogier won the Rally de Portugal for the fourth time, taking his third victory of the 2014 season.[1]

Entry list[edit]

Entry List
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
1 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport WRC France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier France Ingrassia, JulienJulien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
2 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport WRC Finland Latvala, Jari-MattiJari-Matti Latvala Finland Anttila, MiikkaMiikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
3 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC United Kingdom Meeke, KrisKris Meeke Republic of Ireland Nagle, PaulPaul Nagle Citroën DS3 WRC M
4 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC Norway Østberg, MadsMads Østberg Sweden Andersson, JonasJonas Andersson Citroën DS3 WRC M
5 United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team WRC Finland Hirvonen, MikkoMikko Hirvonen Finland Lehtinen, JarmoJarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
6 United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team WRC United Kingdom Evans, ElfynElfyn Evans United Kingdom Barritt, DanielDaniel Barritt Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7 Germany Hyundai Motorsport WRC Belgium Neuville, ThierryThierry Neuville Belgium Gilsoul, NicolasNicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 WRC M
8 Germany Hyundai Motorsport WRC Finland Hänninen, JuhoJuho Hänninen Finland Tuominen, TomiTomi Tuominen Hyundai i20 WRC M
9 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport II WRC Norway Mikkelsen, AndreasAndreas Mikkelsen Finland Markkula, MikkoMikko Markkula Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
10 United Kingdom RK M-Sport World Rally Team WRC Poland Kubica, RobertRobert Kubica Poland Szczepaniak, MaciejMaciej Szczepaniak Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
11 United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team WRC Estonia Tänak, OttOtt Tänak Estonia Mõlde, RaigoRaigo Mõlde Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
12 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team WRC United Arab Emirates Al Qassimi, KhalidKhalid Al Qassimi United Kingdom Patterson, ChrisChris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC M
16 Norway Henning Solberg WRC Norway Solberg, HenningHenning Solberg Austria Minor, IlkaIlka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
20 Germany Hyundai Motorsport N WRC Spain Sordo, DaniDani Sordo Spain Martí, MarcMarc Martí Hyundai i20 WRC M
21 Czech Republic Jipocar Czech National Team WRC Czech Republic Prokop, MartinMartin Prokop Czech Republic Tománek, JanJan Tománek Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
32 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov WRC-2 Ukraine Protasov, YuriyYuriy Protasov Ukraine Cherepin, PavloPavlo Cherepin Ford Fiesta R5 M
33 Italy www.Rallyproject.com srl WRC-2 Italy Rendina, MassimilianoMassimiliano Rendina Italy Pizzuti, MarioMario Pizzuti Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X P
35 United Kingdom Drive DMACK WRC-2 Finland Ketomaa, JariJari Ketomaa Finland Lindström, KajKaj Lindström Ford Fiesta R5 D
36 Republic of Ireland Robert Barrable WRC-2 Republic of Ireland Barrable, RobertRobert Barrable United Kingdom Loudon, StuartStuart Loudon Ford Fiesta R5 D
37 Italy FWRT s.r.l. Italy Lorenzo Bertelli Italy Mitia Dotta Ford Fiesta R5 P
38 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin WRC-2 Sweden Åhlin, FredrikFredrik Åhlin Norway Abrahamsen, Morten ErikMorten Erik Abrahamsen Ford Fiesta R5 D
39 Ukraine Eurolamp World Rally Team WRC-2 Ukraine Gorban, ValeriyValeriy Gorban Ukraine Korsia, VolodymyrVolodymyr Korsia MINI John Cooper Works S2000 M
40 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah WRC-2 Qatar Al-Attiyah, NasserNasser Al-Attiyah Italy Bernacchini, GiovanniGiovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RRC M
41 Peru Nicolás Fuchs WRC-2 Peru Fuchs, NicolásNicolás Fuchs Argentina Mussano, FernandoFernando Mussano Ford Fiesta R5 D
42 Sweden Pontus Tidemand WRC-2 Sweden Tidemand, PontusPontus Tidemand Norway Floene, OlaOla Floene Ford Fiesta R5 M
43 Portugal Bernardo Sousa WRC-2 Portugal Sousa, BernardoBernardo Sousa Portugal Magalhaes, HugoHugo Magalhaes Ford Fiesta RRC P
44 France Julien Maurin WRC-2 France Maurin, JulienJulien Maurin France Klinger, NicolasNicolas Klinger Ford Fiesta RRC P
45 Indonesia Bosowa Rally Team WRC-2 Indonesia Aksa, SubhanSubhan Aksa Italy Arena, NicolaNicola Arena Ford Fiesta RRC M
46 United Arab Emirates Skydive Dubai Rally Team WRC-2 United Arab Emirates Al Ketbi, RashidRashid Al Ketbi Germany Hepperle, KarinaKarina Hepperle Ford Fiesta R5 D
47 Germany Puma Rally Team WRC-2 Qatar Al-Kuwari, AbdulazizAbdulaziz Al-Kuwari Republic of Ireland Duffy, KillianKillian Duffy Ford Fiesta RRC M
48 Ukraine AT Rally Team WRC-2 Estonia Kangur, MartinMartin Kangur Estonia Ots, AndresAndres Ots Ford Fiesta S2000 M
49 United Kingdom Martin McCormack WRC-2 United Kingdom McCormack, MartinMartin McCormack Republic of Ireland Moynihan, DavidDavid Moynihan Ford Fiesta R5 H
50 Italy Vallario, MarcoMarco Vallario WRC-2 Italy Vallario, MarcoMarco Vallario Italy Pascale, AntonioAntonio Pascale Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
52 Italy Simone Tempestini WRC-3 Italy Simone Tempestini Romania Dorin Pulpea Citroën DS3 R3T M
53 Poland Aron Domzala WRC-3 Poland Aron Domzala Poland Przemek Zawada Citroën DS3 R3T M
54 Germany ADAC Team Weser-Ems e.V. WRC-3 Germany Christian Riedemann Belgium Lara Vanneste Citroën DS3 R3T M
55 France Quentin Giordano WRC-3 France Quentin Giordano France Guillaume Duval Citroën DS3 R3T M
56 Slovakia Martin Koči WRC-3 Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Lukáš Kostka Citroën DS3 R3T M
57 France Stéphane Lefebvre WRC-3 France Stéphane Lefebvre France Thomas Dubois Citroën DS3 R3T M
58 Australia Molly Taylor WRC-3 Australia Molly Taylor Australia Coral Taylor Citroën DS3 R3T M
59 Austria Team Jaga Motorsport WRC-3 Cyprus Panikos Polykarpou Austria Gerald Winter Citroën DS3 R3T M
60 France Sylvain Michel WRC-3 France Sylvain Michel France Gwenola Marie Citroën DS3 R3T M
61 Switzerland Frederico Della Casa WRC-3 Switzerland Frederico Della Casa Italy Domenico Pozzi Citroën DS3 R3T M
62 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher WRC-3 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher United Kingdom Gordon Noble Citroën DS3 R3T M
63 Austria Wurmbrand Racing Team WRC-3 Hungary Kornél Lukács Hungary Márk Mesterházi Citroën DS3 R3T M
64 Czech Republic Czech National Team WRC-3 Czech Republic Jan Černý Czech Republic Pavel Kohout Citroën DS3 R3T M
65 Italy Simone Campedelli WRC-3 Italy Simone Campedelli Italy Danilo Fappani Citroën DS3 R3T M
70 Estonia Karl Kruuda WRC-2 Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta S2000 M
71 Portugal Ricardo Moura Portugal Ricardo Moura Portugal António Costa Škoda Fabia S2000 M
72 Argentina Juan Carlos Alonso WRC-2 Argentina Alonso, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Alonso Argentina Monasterolo, Juan PabloJuan Pablo Monasterolo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
84 Kuwait Sirbb Kuwait WRC-2 Kuwait Eidan, Salah BinSalah Bin Eidan Italy Gelsomino, AlexAlex Gelsomino Ford Fiesta R5 M
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship

Report[edit]

Before the rally[edit]

The rally was preceded by the "Fafe Rally Sprint", a single-stage exhibition event run over the famous Fafe stages in the country's north which was won by Volkswagen driver Sebastien Ogier.[2]

During the rally[edit]

WRC leader Sébastien Ogier was the first on the road in the first leg, but his disadvantage was decreased since in the days before the rally it rained, and the Algarve roads were a combination of dry and a little moist tracks, which led to difficulties for drivers to choose the right tire compound. Sébastien Ogier led the rally since Lisbon SSS until the last stage of the first leg (SS7), finishing behind Mikko Hirvonen (1st) and Ott Tänak. In the middle Dani Sordo was in the lead after winning SS2 and SS3 with his Hyundai i20 WRC. In the 2nd leg Sébastien Ogier imposed a demonic pace retaking the lead and quickly pulled away from a powerless Mikko Hirvonen. Mads Østberg finished in the podium last place. Dani Sordo after a promising start, retired at the beginning of the last day (due to mechanical when he was heading do start SS14) when he was in overall fourth place. This rally was marked by the high number of crashes between the top drivers: Jari-Matti Latvala, Kris Meeke, Elfyn Evans and Robert Kubica (who would crash again in 2nd leg).

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall classification
1 1 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Germany Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 3:33:20.4 0.00 28
2 5 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen United Kingdom M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:34:03.6 +43.2 18
3 4 Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:34:32.8 +1:12.4 16
4 9 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Finland Mikko Markkula Germany Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 3:38:10.9 +4:50.5 12
5 16 Norway Henning Solberg Austria Ilka Minor Norway Henning Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:38:30.6 +5:10.2 10
6 21 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Czech Republic Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:41:47.6 +8:27.2 8
7 7 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Germany Hyundai Shell World Rally Team Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 3:41:52.7 +8:32.3 6
8 8 Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Tomi Tuominen Germany Hyundai Shell World Rally Team Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 3:42:12.0 +8:51.6 4
9 40 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Giovanni Bernacchini Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 3:43:35.1 +10:14.7 2
10 35 Finland Jari Ketomaa Finland Kaj Lindström United Kingdom Drive DMACK Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:43:46.7 +10:26.3 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Rally leader
Leg 1
(3 Apr)
SS1 SSS Lisboa 3.27 km France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2:52.7 France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier
Leg 1
(4 Apr)
SS2 Silves 1 21.52 km Spain Sordo, DaniDani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC 12:25.5
SS3 Ourique 1 20.70 km Spain Sordo, DaniDani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC 12:20.8 Spain Sordo, DaniDani Sordo
SS4 Almodôvar 1 26.48 km Finland Latvala, Jari-MattiJari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 16:31.8 France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier
SS5 Silves 2 21.50 km France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 11:53.8
SS6 Ourique 2 20.70 km Belgium Neuville, ThierryThierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC 12:10.4
SS7 Almodôvar 2 26.48 km Finland Hirvonen, MikkoMikko Hirvonen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 16:27.6 Finland Hirvonen, MikkoMikko Hirvonen
Leg 2
(5 Apr)
SS8 Santa Clara 1 19.09 km France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 12:23.0
SS9 Santana da Serra 1 31.90 km France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 23:10.2 France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier
SS10 Malhão 1 22.15 km Finland Latvala, Jari-MattiJari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 13:58.1
SS11 Santa Clara 2 19.09 km France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 12:04.7
SS12 Santana da Serra 2 31.90 km France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 23:00.6
SS13 Malhão 2 22.15 km France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 13:49.2
Leg 3
(6 Apr)
SS14 Loulé 1 13.83 km Finland Latvala, Jari-MattiJari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 8:57.8
SS15 S. Brás de Alportel 1 16.21 km Norway Østberg, MadsMads Østberg Citroën DS3 WRC 11:38.7
SS16 Loulé 2 (Power Stage) 13.83 km France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 8:41.7

Power Stage[edit]

The "Power stage" was a 13.83 km (8.59 mi) stage at the end of the rally.

Pos Driver Car Time Diff. Pts
1 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 8:41.7 0.0 3
2 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 8:45.0 +3.3 2
3 Norway Mads Østberg Citroën DS3 WRC 8:46.0 +4.3 1

Standings after the rally[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]