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WRC - Breaking news - Evans/Martin claim Rally Portugal victory


2021 Rally Portugal - Sunday afternoon

2021 WRC - Rally Portugal - E. Evans / S. Martin (DPPI Media)

Elfyn Evans won Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday afternoon to claim his fourth career victory in the FIA World Rally Championship.

The Toyota Yaris driver grabbed top spot from Ott Tänak when the Estonian retired his Hyundai i20 on Saturday afternoon with smashed suspension. Welshman Evans doubled his overnight lead in Sunday’s opening speed test and won the three-day event by 28.3sec.

Dani Sordo finished second in another i20 with reigning champion Sebastien Ogier securing third, 55.3sec further back, to strengthen Toyota Gazoo Racing’s advantage in the manufacturers’ standings.

Ogier leads Evans by two points in the drivers’ championship after round four of 12.

Ott Tänak was fastest through the Wolf Power Stage to claim five bonus points in an i20. Thierry Neuville scored four points in second in another i20, with Ogier taking three in third. Kalle Rovanperä secured two points in fourth in a Yaris with Evans bagging the final point in fifth.

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