Sebastien Ogier heads back to Europe keen to overcome the disappointment of an early exit in Argentina by notching up his fifth win on the Rally Portugal.

After a run of three straight wins, Ogier's perfect start to the year came to an abrupt end in Argentina when his car developed technical problems, which Volkswagen say it has now identified and rectified going forward.

Even so, Ogier's lead overall remains a healthy 33 points over Mads Ostberg and he now heads to arguably his happiest hunting ground in Portugal, where he has previously won on four occasions. Looking to make it five to tie with Markku Alen, Ogier is eager to bounce back in the Polo R WRC

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"I have nothing but fond memories of the Rally Portugal. I have won there four times already, including the last two years with Volkswagen.

"I have heard that victory this time would see me draw level with Markku Al?n, who holds the record for the most wins in Portugal. That is obviously my goal. I am very pleased to say that Markku will be a guest in hospitality. We know each other already - he is a great guy and I really respect him.

"After the disappointing weekend in Argentina, it is very important for me and the entire team to draw the right conclusions and come back stronger. The opposition is wide awake: both Citro?n, with Kris Meeke and Mads ?stberg, and Ford's Elfyn Evans proved that emphatically in Argentina. It will be far from easy. "