The WRC Vodafone Rally de Portugal . is presented

A record number of entries marks the debut of the new hybrid cars on dirt roads in the 55th edition of the Vodafone Rally de Portugal.
Between May 19 and 22, 21 stages will take place in the north and center of the country at the event that will also be the stage for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the World Radiocommunication Conference with a handful of legendary drivers: Marco Allen, Marcus Gronholm, Carlos Sainz, Mickey Biasion and Walter Rohrl, among others. .
With 100 teams registered – the most at this year’s World Rally Championship events – three world champions – Sebastien Ogier, Sebastien Loeb and Ott Tanak – and the three world title contenders – Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT and M -Sport Ford WRT – expectations are high. About Vodafone Rally Portugal.

The race marks the dirt road debut of the new, ultra-competitive Rally 1 models (Class One at WRC), with hybrid technology and sustainable fuels, as part of the electrical system connections, signaling the future of rally cars.

The Exponor in Matosinhos hosts the operations center and assistance yard for the participating teams. This is where it all begins and ends and where fans can see the champions of Vodafone Rally de Portugal up close. Free admission.

The Vodafone Rally de Portugal competitive program begins on Thursday 19 May, with Shakedown, in Baltar, Paredes. The first official kilometers on dirt roads in the new WRC will be the last test for drivers and teams to determine or correct the settings.

On the same day, hostilities for the Vodafone Portuguese Rally are scheduled to begin, with the departure and Super Special ceremony in Coimbra. The premiere starts at 19:03. A three-kilometer platform, designed in the urban surroundings of Mondego, which promises to offer a lot of sights. It is the first time that the race program has included three super specials, two of which are urban.

On May 20, Friday, four of the most popular qualifiers will take place in the center of the country: Lusa, Joyce, Arganel and Mortagua. Next, the caravan heads north, where the Lousada Super Special takes place in the late afternoon (7:03 p.m.). In total, 122.88 kilometers of sections, which will help to understand the hierarchy of candidates for different titles.

On Saturday May 21, the teams face three double passes across the stages of Vieira do Minho, Capeiras de Pasto and Amarante, the latter starting at Mondim de Pasto. The end of the day was marked by the Porto Super Special, in Foz, scheduled to start at 19:03. A total of 159.14 kilometers scheduled for a specific time is a challenge for today.
The tour of the always great stages of Fafe is scheduled for the last day of the Vodafone Rally Portugal.

On Sunday, the runners face the Villeras, Montem and Fafe divisions with a total of 58.22 kilometres. And as in recent years, the second clip via Fafe Special will once again be in PowerStage status.
That is, the stage that rewards the five fastest drivers with additional points, regardless of whether they finished the scoring positions for the world championship.

In total, the 2022 edition of Vodafone Rally de Portugal includes 21 stages, with a total distance of 1535.35 km, of which 343.30 are played against the clock.
The Rally Portugal by Vodafone is the fourth event in the World Rally schedule.
Parallel competitions move Rally Vodafone Portugal.

One of the offerings within WRC promises to be the WRC2 (Open, Junior, Master) and WRC 3 (Open and Junior) competitions, which once again underpin the main competition.

Registered in the Portuguese Rally Championship (CPR), Vodafone Rally de Portugal has other reasons to be interested in the participation of the Portuguese.
The victory over the best Portuguese in the World Rally Championship, in addition to the dispute over the championship, comes in its fourth round.
The CPR event is played exclusively during the first stage (up to PE 9 – Lousada Super Special), and the CPR event brings together the champions of this competition, so a fierce fight for the top spots is expected.

Also of note are the Peugeot Rally Cup Iberian and Toyota Gazoo Racing Iberian Cup competitions, respectively with the front-wheel drive Peugeot 208 Rally 4 and the Toyota GR Yaris with all-wheel drive.

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