Ogier shines in Portugal

Ogier shines in Portugal

This Sunday afternoon, Frenchman Sébastien Ogier, at the wheel of his Toyota, officially won the WRC rally of Portugal.

Sébastien Ogier no longer stops. This Sunday, the Frenchman, at the wheel of his Toyota, won the WRC rally in Portugal, three weeks after winning the Croatian rally. This is the 60th victory of his career in this same category, the sixth in this same rally. No other driver in history has established himself as much as him in Portugal.

Furthermore, before him, only his compatriot Sébastien Loeb had reached this same level of 60 career WRC victories, knowing that Loeb’s total stands at 80 successes. Throughout this weekend, Ogier, eight-time WRC world rally champion and who took the lead in the general standings this Saturday, after the exit of his teammate, the Finnish Kalle Rovanperä, controlled his opponents.

Fourmaux finishes fourth in Portugal

The Estonian Ott Tänak, second in the final general classification, at the wheel of his Hyundai, failed, despite everything, less than eight seconds from victory. As for third place, it goes to the Belgian Thierry Neuville, also a resident of the Hyundai team and who took the opportunity to do a very good job in the general classification. of the world championship in this same specialty.

In the lead, he is now 24 points ahead of his runner-up, namely the Briton Elfyn Evans. In fourth place in this ranking of the WRC rally of Portugal, we find another Frenchman, in the person of Adrien Fourmaux (Ford M-Sport), who definitely confirms his very good form at the moment.

Final general classification – Sunday May 12, 2024
1- Sébastien Ogier – Vincent Landais (FRA-FRA/Toyota) in 3h41’32”3
2- Ott Tänak – Martin Järveoja (EST-EST/Hyundai) à 7”9
3- Thierry Neuville – Martijn Wydaeghe (BEL-BEL/Hyundai) à 1’09”8
4- Adrien Fourmaux – Alexandre Coria (FRA-FRA/Ford M-Sport) at 1’47”8
5- Daniel Sordo – Candido Carrera (ESP-ESP/Hyundai) at 2’48”9

Special stage winners
Neuville: 3 (SS1, SS5, SS22)
Katsuta: 1 (ES2)
Deaf: 3 (ES3, ES4, ES7)
Ogier : 7 (ES6, ES9, ES11, ES13, ES16, ES17, ES19)
Rovanperä : 2 (ES8, ES10)
Tank : 5 (ES12, ES14, ES15, ES20, ES21)
Fourmaux : 1 (ES18)

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