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 56th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 4 of 11 
 Official name: Vinho do Porto Rallye de Portugal 
 Edition: 12th 
 Date: from Wednesday 19-Apr-1978 to Sunday 23-Apr-1978 
 Surface: Tarmac/gravel 
 
 Entries: 112  
 Starters: 112  
 Finishers: 20 (17.9% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 46 
 Shortest: 5.00km(SS1 Lagoa Azul 1)
 Longest: 43.00km(SS32 Arganil 2)
 Slowest: 65.69km/h(SS10 Talhadas)
 Fastest: 127.66km/h(SS1 Lagoa Azul 1)
 Planned stage distance: 631.50km(25.2% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 631.50km(25.2% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,874.90km
 Total distance: 2,506.40km
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 4th win and 12th podium for Markku Alen.
 Second place was 9th podium for Hannu Mikkola. 
 Third place was 12th podium for Jean-Pierre Nicolas. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 10th win and 29th podium for Fiat.
    Second and third places were 27th to 28th podiums for Ford.
Markku Alen
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Markku Alen scored yet another win at Portugal after a furious battle with Mikkola who lost the battle with flat tyre on final stage. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Ove Andersson
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Fourth overall and Group 2 win for Ove Andersson and Henry Liddon in a Toyota Celica. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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