Round 6 Rally de Portugal 17 – 20 May 2018
Round 6 Rally de Portugal 17 – 20 May 2018
Round 6 Rally de Portugal 17 – 20 May 2018

Service Park

Portugal, Matosinhos (UTC+1)


20 (358,19km)




1. Thierry & Nicolas
4. Dani & Carlos
16. Andreas & Anders
Hayden & Seb (Retirement)

Rally de Portugal

As one of the founding events on the inaugural WRC season back in 1973, Rally Portugal has a special place on the calendar. Initially held on a mixed surface route, the rally is now run entirely on gravel stages. Like Argentina before it, the sandy roads can lead to deep ruts on the repeat loop, requiring crews to adjust their car set-up. Tyre selection is also not straightforward, as drivers seek the ideal combination of grip and durability to tackle the stages.

The legendary Fafe jump offers one of the season’s most spectacular scenes with cars all leaping blindly into the air before trying to find the perfect landing. It’s a high-flying finale to a popular rally.

Rally de Portugal Website


  • Five of the best

    Rally Portugal has been awarded the prestigious title of Best Rally in the World on five separate occasions.
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    Make it a double

    We waited until 2017 to score our first-ever Portuguese podium – and then took two at the same time. Thierry/Nicolas finished second ahead of Dani/Marc in third.
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    Impressive flyover

    Lisbon is home to Europe’s longest bridge, named after Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama. At over 17km, it has a greater distance than the rally’s famous Fafe stage!
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    Champagne celebrations

    When the top-three crews are popping their champagne on Sunday afternoon, it’s highly likely the cork will not have travelled far. 70% of the world’s cork is produced in Portugal.
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    Portugal’s capital city Lisbon has the oldest bookstore in the world.



Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P1) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P4) • Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jaeger (P16) • Hayden Paddon / Seb Marshall (Retirement)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P2) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P3) • Hayden Paddon / Seb Marshall (Retirement)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P4) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P29) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (Retirement) • Kevin Abbring / Seb Marshall (Retirement)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P6) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P8) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P39)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P7) • Juho Hänninen / Tomi Tuominen (P8)


Latest Release

20 May 2018
Victory in Portugal

Day 3: Thierry and Nicolas score second win of 2018

Getting there

  • Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) – 9km
  • Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) – 314km
  • Porto-Campanhã – 14km
  • Porto (Rua de Alexandre Herculano 366) – 13km
Avenida Doutor António Macedo, Leça da Palmeira (Portugal), 41°11’54.1”N 8°41’30.5”W

Calendar 2018