The rally started yesterday, May, 3 and ends May, 5.

Results after first 2 day, May 4 (17:00 GMT):

Pos. Driver/Co Driver G Manufacturer

1 Bruno Thiry A Ford Escort RS Cosworth ?:??:?? Stephane Prevot 2 Francois Delecour A Ford Escort RS Cosworth +35s Catherine Francois gearbox problems 3 Didier Auriol A Toyota Celica GT Four +37s Bernard Occelli only 2 s after Delecour ! 4 Carlos Sainz A Subaru Impreza 555 +1:21 Luiz Moya 5 Piero Liatti A Subaru Impreza 555 +1:22 A. Alessandrini only 2 s after Sainz ! 6 Andrea Aghini A Mitsubishi Lancer EV3 +1:33 S. Farnocchia 7 Colin McRae A Subaru Impreza 555 +1:45 Derek Ringer 8 Patrick Bernardini A Ford Escort RS Cosworth +2:43 J. M. Andrie' 9 Juha Kankkunen A Toyota Celica GT Four +2:45 Nicky Grist 10 Tommi Makinen A Mitsubishi Lancer EV3 +3:22 S. Harjanne

OUT Armin Schwarz A Toyota Celica GT Four Klaus Wicha electrical problems

Groupe N Pos Driver/Co Driver G Manufacturer diff to diff to G (General) group leader leader

1 (17) Rui Madeira N Mitsubishi Lancer EV2 0 +18:09 Nuno Silva 2 Isolde Holderied N Mitsubishi Lancer EV2 1:32 Tina Thorner 3 Jorge Recalde N Mitsubishi Lancer EV2 ?:?? Martin Christie

OUT Yves Loubet N ??? ??? ? Moahmed Bin-Sulayyyem N Toyota Celica GT Four Ronan Morgan

Groupe A F2 Pos Driver/Co Driver G Manufacturer diff to diff to G (General) group leader leader

1 (11?) Phillipe Bugalski A/F2 Renault Clio Maxi 0 +3:51 J. Chiarioni 2 Jean Ragnotti A/F2 Renault Clio MaxiA ? G. Thomonier

? Emil Triner A/F2 Skoda Felicia Kit Car Pavel Stanc ? Pavel Sibera A/F2 Skoda Felicia Kit Car Petr Gross

I hope to post some more results tomorrow around 10:00 GMT.

-- http://www.mat.uc.pt/~rps/photos <- include photos from the Portuguese Rally

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