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MADS ØSTBERG MIXING IT WITH THE LEADERS

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Mads Østberg mixing it with the leaders

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Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson ended day one of Rally de Portugal in fourth place in the overall standings.
At their first appearance in the Portuguese round of the World Rally Championship, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle were running in the top ten when they went off on the final stage of the day.
In the third Citroën DS3 WRC entered by the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, Khalid Al Qassimi and Chris Patterson headed back to Faro in sixteenth place.

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4 April 2014
A few days after the hugely popular Fafe Rally Sprint organised in the north of the country and which thrilled around a hundred thousand spectators, the crews were in the Algarve for the start of Rally de Portugal.

After recce was severely hampered by heavy rain and flash floods, the WRC drivers set off from Estoril before taking part in the first super special stage held in the streets of Lisbon. Three hundred kilometres further south, the rally proper got underway this morning on roads which remained damp in most places.

Former winner Mads Østberg managed the difficulties presented by the road conditions to finish among the leaders on each stage. At the end of the first leg, a day during which he grew in confidence and was able to adjust the set-up of his Citroën DS3 WRC, he stood in fourth position.

Like in Sweden and in Mexico, Kris Meeke was tackling the specific features of Rally de Portugal for the first time. The conditions during recce hadn’t made it easy for him to learn about the roads at World Championship pace. The Briton was concentrating on trying to add to his experience. However, he went off the road on the day’s final stage when running in the top ten. The technical team is currently assessing whether he’ll be able to rejoin under Rally 2 rules tomorrow.

Khalid Al Qassimi worked extensively with the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team on his car’s set-up to try and find the right feeling. Held up on SS4 after another car went off the road, he ended the day in sixteenth overall.

Saturday’s leg features seven stages. Crews will set off at 8.30am from Faro, covering a total of 470 kilometres, with 146km of timed sections. After SS13, the competitors will drive their cars into parc ferme at 8.05pm.

QUOTE, UNQUOTE

Mads Østberg: “It was a good day. We managed to stay with the leaders. We lost a bit of time on the first stage of the second loop. I don’t think we made the right tyre choice. We went for hard tyres but the roads were still pretty damp. But it wasn’t an easy call to make. I’m pleased with how the day went and it looks good for tomorrow.”

Kris Meeke: “We braked a bit late into a right-hand corner. It was a spot where there wasn’t much grip and where Elfyn Evans went off this morning. The notes just weren’t accurate enough.”

Khalid Al Qassimi: “We worked on the set-up of the Citroën DS3 WRC throughout the day. I had a better feeling and was more comfortable in the afternoon. We made some changes to the springs, the clicks and adjusted the ride height. I was able to push more in the quick sections and remain cautious in the narrower, more technical sections. I know I can go more quickly but I don’t want to put myself under pressure. We’re going to keep working on the car to prepare for tomorrow.”

Yves Matton (Citroën Racing Team Principal): “Recce suggested that the rally was going to be particularly difficult. And the first leg proved to be just that, with several WRC crews going off today. Mads managed to be consistent whilst setting times close to those of the leaders. He is well placed for the rest of the rally. He must be cautious to ensure he makes it to the end, but we’re convinced he has what it takes to finish on the podium. Kris had more trouble. He had to learn about the stages as he went and had been cautious through the day but then got caught out on the last stage. We hope he’ll be able to rejoin tomorrow under Rally 2 rules.”

HOW THE ACTION UNFOLDED

SS1 – SSS Lisboa (3.27km) – After setting off from Estoril, the crews tackled a super special stage through the streets of Lisbon that has become something of a classic. Sébastien Ogier claimed the stage win. Kris Meeke finished fifth, whilst Mads Østberg was ninth and Khalid Al Qassimi was twelfth.

SS2 – Silves 1 (21.50km) – Back in the Algarve, the crews attacked the first of the gravel stages. Twelfth on the road, Dani Sordo went quickest. Fifth fastest, Mads Østberg moved up the standings. Kris Meeke ended the stage in thirteenth position and Khalid Al Qassimi finished in nineteenth.

SS3 – Ourique 1 (25.04km) – Dani Sordo grabbed the overall lead with another stage win. Mads Østberg picked up another fifth fastest time. Kris Meeke moved closer to the top 10 whilst Khalid Al Qassimi ended the stage twentieth overall.

SS4 – Almodôvar 1 (26.48km) – Jari-Matti Latvala set the fastest time. Sébastien Ogier reclaimed the overall lead. Mads Østberg grabbed the fourth fastest time, whilst Kris Meeke was tenth. Khalid Al Qassimi was given a notional time after being blocked on the stage following Robert Kubica’s off.

SS5 – Silves 2 (21.50km) – Jari-Matti Latvala rolled his car and was forced to retire. Sébastien Ogier extended his lead as he grabbed the stage win. Mads Østberg moved into fifth place in the overall standings and Kris Meeke sneaked into the top 10. Eighteenth fastest time for Khalid Al Qassimi.

SS6 – Ourique 2 (25.04km) – Thierry Neuville set the fastest time. Sixth and tenth respectively, Mads Østberg and Kris Meeke held onto their positions. Khalid Al Qassimi set the eighteenth fastest time.

SS7 – Almodôvar 2 (26.48km) – Mikko Hirvonen won the final stage of the day, taking him into the overall lead, ahead of Tanak and Ogier. Mads Østberg moved up into fourth position. Kris Meeke was forced to retire after going off on the stage. Khalid Al Qassimi moved up a place into sixteenth overall.

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STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1

1. Mikko Hirvonen / Jarmo Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) 1:25:05.6
2. Ott Tanak / Raigo Molder(Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +3.7
3. Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +6.5
4. Mads Østberg / Jonas Andersson (Citroën DS3 WRC) +25.6
5. Dani Sordo / Marc Marti (Hyundai i20 WRC) +25.7
6. Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) +42.0
7. Henning Solberg / Ilka Minor (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1:42.3
8. Juho Hänninen / Tomi Tuominen (Hyundai i20 WRC) +1:58.2
9. Andreas Mikkelsen / Mikko Markkula (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +2:16.2
10. Martin Prokop / Jan Tomanek (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +2:59.2
16. Khalid Al Qassimi / Chris Patterson (Citroën DS3 WRC) +5:48.3

FASTEST TIMES

Sébastien Ogier and Dani Sordo, 2 – Jari-Matti Latvala, Thierry Neuville and Mikko Hirvonen, 1.

LEADERS

SS1 to SS2, SS4 to SS6: Sébastien Ogier

SS3: Dani Sordo

SS7: Mikko Hirvonen

 

 

 

 

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Rally Report Magazine Argentina 14 años

AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 SEALS 14TH QATAR 🇶🇦 RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 🇩🇪

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AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 SEALS 14TH QATAR 🇶🇦 RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 🇩🇪 

 

 

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LUSAIL (Qatar): Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah cruised through the final six gravel special stages of the Manateq Qatar International Rally to seal a convincing victory on Saturday.

A record-breaking 14th victory in his home event also marked a remarkable 70th MERC victory in the 211-event history of the FIA Middle East Rally Championships since 1984. His French co-driver Matthieu Baumel duly claimed his third win in Qatar and a career 18th in the MERC.

The success also marked the first outright FIA championship rally win for Volkswagen’s Polo GTI R5 that made its debut at the WRC in Spain last October and claimed WRC 2 success in Sweden in February with Norwegian driver Ole Christian Veiby. Customer Polos have already won national events in Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Latvia this year

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RALLY MUNDIAL 2015: RALLY REPORT MAGAZINE ARGENTINA OBSERVA SU EDICIÓN 124 Y LLEGA A 11.000 MIL SEGUIDORES EN LA FANPAGE DE SU EDITOR

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Mucho trabajo, preparativos para el armado de la edición 124 de nuestra publicación RRM Argentina y además muy felices con la estupenda aceptación de miles de seguidores en nuestras fanpages en las redes sociales.  Mucho agradecimiento y confianza para seguir por más en todos los aspectos de la información en la actividad a nivel nacional e internacional.

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4 de Febrero 2015

Hola Amigos & fans, les quiero agradecer profundamente su seguimiento diario, mediante mis informes, fotos, links de mis fanpages de trabajo, de teams, drivers, videos y todo lo relacionado con la actividad que nos apasiona, y nos une en cada jornada, el RALLY, en especial el WRC. Llegamos juntos a 11.000 friends que comparten esta pasión, y labor junto a mí.

Los quiero mucho, un fuerte abrazo y vámos por más.
Les entrego esta emocionante foto de uno de mis autos favoritos, diría de leyenda el Subaru Impreza WRC 555 que tripulaban en el Rally de Cataluña en España 2002, el vikingo noruego Petter Solberg y su navegante galés Phil Mills junto a la histórica empresa británica Prodrive, bajo el apoyo económico desde Mitaka en Tokio en Japón by STI.

A menos de 10 días del Rally blanco de Suecia, con mucha expectativa para volver a ver a los mejores exponentes del WRC en los caminos forestales nórdicos, les dejamos una foto recordatoria de la edición 1995 con el Impreza 555 de Grupo A que intervinieron en esa instancia en el equipo azul de Prodrive, el español Carlos Sainz, el recordado escocés Colin McRae y el local Mat Jonsson.

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MANRICO MARTELLA & MIQUEL LISO, SE JUNTARON EN LA PREVIA DEL RALLYRACC-CATALUNYA-COSTA DAURADA-ESPAÑA WRC 2014

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Los dos eximios fotógrafos se reunieron en Salou, para revivir su historia en el WRC, preparando todo para la cobertura de la 50 edición del Rally mixto catalán.

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22 de Octubre 2014

Dos grandes amigos y fotógrafos de la historia en el WRC, un italiano, Manrico Martella & Miquel Liso., un español que ha dado todo por el Rally en la década de los años 90. Hoy con dos trabajos diferentes, Manri con la labor a tiempo completo en el Rally Mondiale e Miquel con su talento innovador en las fotografías en la fórmula 1.
También con sus nuevos libros, que remiten la mítica leyenda de la Lancia Delta Hf Integrale & el anuario de la máxima categoría del automóvilismo internacional, la F1.
Esperando el Rally RACC Catalunya – Rally de España se encontraron en Salou para conversar de las vivencias del pasado y actuales que tienen hoy en día en el Motorsport en el plano global ambos con su esencia de buenas personas y con gran capacidad de lavoro, tomando las mejores imagénes de la actividad en el deporte del motor.
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