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Ogier pulls further ahead on Rally de Portugal

“Obviously it's a little difficult running first on the road, but that's the way it is at the moment,” Ostberg noted. “The second pass was a bit trickier because, whereas on the first pass I can make my own lines and the grip is quite even, the lines on the second pass are clearly not made for a world rally car. There is also a fine layer of sand on the top of the bedrock which is really slippery in a few places.

“Having said that I think we have had a really good drive today. I was happy with our performance and, although it's difficult when you are fighting out of position, I think we have had really good pace considering where we were on the road.”

Rally de Portugal now concludes on Sunday, with four stages on the bill, including two runs through the monster 52.30 km Almodovar test. SS12, Silves 1, is due to start at 08.06 hours local time.



Rally de Portugal: Overall standings after Stage 11 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC 2hours 36mins 55.1secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC +34.8s M
3. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +1m 08.5s M
4. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +4m 23.9s M
5. Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +6m 19.2s
6. Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Motorsport II Polo R WRC +7m 22.3s T
7. Dennis Kuipers Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +8m 29.0s
8. Esapekka Lappi Skoda Motorsport Fabia S2000 +10m 49.3s WRC2
9. Khalid Al-Qassimi Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +11m 09.9s T
10. Martin Prokop Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC +11m 10.0s T

Others


11. Sepp Wiegand Skoda Auto Deutschland Fabia S2000 +14m 59.1s WRC2
12. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +16m 37.9s M
13. Robert Barrable Ford Fiesta S2000 +19m 33.7s WRC2
14. Michal Kosciuszko Lotos Team WRC MINI John Cooper Works WRC +19m 56.2s T
15. Bryan Bouffier Citroen DS3 R3T +20m 19.4s WRC3


WRC2 standings after Stage 11 (Top 3):

1. Esapekka Lappi Skoda Motorsport Fabia S2000 2hrs 47m 44.4s WRC2
2. Sepp Wiegand Skoda Auto Deutschland Fabia S2000 +4m 09.8s WRC2
3. Robert Barrable Ford Fiesta S2000 +8m 44.4s WRC2


WRC3 standings after Stage 11 (Top 3):

1. Bryan Bouffier Citroen DS3 R3T 2hrs 57m 14.5s WRC3
2. Sebastien Chardonnet Citroen DS3 R3T +7m 49.6s WRC3
3. Francesco Parli Citroen DS3 R3T +14m 51.6s WRC3


JWRC standings after Stage 11 (Top 3)#:

1. Pontus Tidemand Ford Fiesta R2 3hrs 01m 23.6s JWRC
2. Jose Antonio Suarez Ford Fiesta R2 +2m 26.9s JWRC
3. Yeray Lemes Ford Fiesta R2 +3m 10.7s JWRC

# JWRC event ended after SS11


Notable retirements:

SS3. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Rolled M*
SS4/SS5. Robert Kubica Citroen DS3 RRC Mechanical WRC2*

SS6. Dani Sordo Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC Went off the road M
SS6. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Suspension damage T
SS10. Robert Kubica Citroen DS3 RRC Mechanical WRC2

*denotes re-started under the Rally 2 regulations


all times unofficial




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Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

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