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Result: Rally de Portugal 2012

Mikko Hirvonen excluded from from first Citroen win on Rally de Portugal; Mads Ostberg moves up from second, while Evgeny Novikov and Petter Solberg complete podium...
Rally de Portugal: Revised overall standings after Stage 22 – Top 20:

1. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Fiesta RS WRC 4hours 21mins 16.1secs
2. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +01mins 33.2secs M
3. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +01mins 55.6secs M
4. Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar WRT Citroen DS3 WRC +06mins 05.8secs M
5. Martin Prokop Czech Ford National Team Fiesta RS WRC +06mins 09.2secs
6. Dennis Kuipers M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +06mins 47.3secs
7. Sebastien Ogier VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 +07mins 09.0secs
8. Thierry Neuville Citroen Junior WRT DS3 WRC +08mins 37.9secs M
9. Jari Ketomaa Ford Fiesta RS WRC +09mins 52.8secs
10. Peter van Merksteijn Jr van Merksteijn Motorsport Citroen DS3 WRC +10mins 11.0secs

11. Dani Sordo Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Cooper Works WRC +12mins 23.7secs
12. Daniel Oliveira Brazil WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +15mins 02.3secs M
13. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +17mins 02.6secs M
14. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +17mins 15.1secs M
15. Armindo Araujo WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC +21mins 03.9secs
16. Hayden Paddon Skoda Fabia S2000 +28mins 25.1secs S
17. Maciej Oleksowicz Ford Fiesta S2000 +33mins 27.4secs S
18. Pedro Meireles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 +37mins 15.4secs S
19. Yuriy Protasav Subaru Impreza STi +42mins 10.7secs
20. Andis Neiksans Subaru Impreza STi +48mins 40.7secs

DSQ Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 4hours 19mins 24.3secs M

Rally de Portugal: Power Stage / SS22 (Top 3):

1. Dani Sordo Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Cooper Works WRC 3mins 10.4secs
2. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 00.3secs M
3. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 02.1secs M

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point


SWRC standings after Stage 22:

1. Hayden Paddon Skoda Fabia S2000 4hours 49mins 41.2secs S
2. Maciej Oleksowicz Ford Fiesta S2000 +05mins 02.3secs S
3. Pedro Meireles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 +03mins 48.0secs S


WRC Academy standings after Stage 13 - Top 8#:

1. Alastair Fisher Ford Fiesta R2 2hours 32mins 02.9secs A
2. Brendan Reeves Ford Fiesta R2 +00mins 40.3secs A
3. Pontus Tidemand Ford Fiesta R2 +01mins 55.7secs A
4. Timo van der Marel Ford Fiesta R2 +05mins 05.0secs A
5. Jose Antonio Suarez Ford Fiesta RS +07mins 34.5secs A
6. Fredrik Ahlin Ford Fiesta RS +10mins 16.7secs A
7. Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta RS +15mins 55.3secs A
8. Joao Silva Ford Fiesta RS +17mins 14.8secs A

# WRC Academy event ended after SS13


Notable retirements:

DNS. Paulo Nobre WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC Did not start – crashed in Qualifying stage
DNS. Kevin Abbring VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 Did not start – crashed in shakedown

SS2. Dani Sordo Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Cooper Works WRC Did not start SS2*
SS3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC Went off the road M

SS5. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Went off the road M*
SS5. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Went off the road M*
SS5. Thierry Neuville Citroen Junior WRT DS3 WRC Stopped in test M*
SS5. Hayden Paddon Skoda Fabia S2000 Stopped in stage S*
SS6. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Went off the road M*
SS6. Craig Breen Ford Fiesta S2000 Mechanical S

SS14. Patrik Sandell Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Cooper Works WRC Went off the road*
SS15. Armindo Araujo WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC Lost a wheel*

SS18. Yazeed Al-Rajhi Ford Fiesta RCC Suspension damage S
SS21. Patrik Sandell Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Cooper Works WRC Rolled

* denotes re-started under Rally 2

all times unofficial



Related Pictures

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Evgeny Novikov (RUS) Dmitry Chumak (RUS), Ford Fiesta WRC
Evgeny Novikov (RUS) Dmitry Chumak (RUS), Ford Fiesta WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg (NOR), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team

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stefanvv - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 8:02 PM

There is lot of if - if Novokov didn't have throttle problems also he could still be 3rd, if JML didn't have Fuel pressure problems, he could take 4th, and so on. Anyway 4th was Solberg's goal and he did it. Novikov probably deserves some place on the podium this year, he'd done remarkable times when everyone else were struggling Friday. Congratulations to all of them and Ostberg and JML, the latter achieved Rally finish - this is some progress and scored some points.

buki - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 5:34 PM

Nah, if not the power steering problems yesterday Petter would have been 3rd today. I know that it was his mistake from friday that cost him victory, but the saturday+sunday pursuit was brilliant. Gratz to Mikko :)



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