Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris) last Thursday, the opening stage of the Rally of Portugal won. In the 3,36 km long klassementsrit drawn on the rallycrosscircuit of Lousada was the Est 0.4 neller than the finn Teemu Suninen (Ford Fiesta) and his team-mate Sébastien Ogier. Kris Meeke (Citroën C3) and Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai i20) the fourth time, on 1.4. Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20) was 1.5 sixth.
Kevin Abbring and Peter Chun (Ford Fiesta) reason for the 17th time overall, 7.6 sec slower than Tänak. Their time was the fourth in the WRC2, 1.4 of Pontus Tidemand (Skoda Fabia).
For Tänak, who three weeks back supreme in the Rally of Argentina, it is already the 28th win this season. “It will be difficult for this game to dominate, as we in Argentina have done. Friday there will be a lot of loose gravel, making the road wiped clean will be. It is important to have a good starting position for Saturday to get” told the Est to the finish line.
The superspecial on the rallycrosscircuit of Lousada was nothing more than a warm-up. The real work starts Friday. The participants receive eight rides for the wheels pushed for 148,66 competitive kilometres, including the double crossing of Ponte de Lima. A ride of 27,54 km, which in the past often for the drama caused.