All three Hyundai i20 WRCs have made it to the end of Saturday in the top nine of the overall classification with Dani Sordo heading the Hyundai Shell WRT charge in an encouraging fourth place
Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson ended day one of Rally de Portugal in fourth place in the overall standings.
Ogier: “A fantastic experience. The jump is tremendous!”
Evgeny Novikov and Qatar World Rally Team’s Nasser Al-Attiyah brought their Ford Fiesta RS WRCs home in fourth and fifth places respectively.
Unstopable pair Ogier/Ingrassia have won the Rally Portugal ahead of Mikko Hirvonen and team-mates Latvala/Anttila
Ogier leading ahead of Latvala – Volkswagen in first and second place in Portugal
Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio went off but will return for the final leg.
Both Thierry Neuville and Elfyn Evans were forced to retire for the day.
Ostberg took the lead away from Ogier after the second stage but it proved to be short-lived and he crashed on the third stage.
Dani Sordo will start Vodafone Rally de Portugal next week on a high following victory in the Fafe Rally Sprint today (Saturday).
French Rally ace is laid low by the flu, won't compete in Fafe Rally Sprint.