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Championship status
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Rally Portugal 2009 counts for:

2009 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2009 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2009 FIA Production Car World Championship (for drivers)
2009 FIA Junior World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 458th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 4 of 12 
 Official name: Vodafone Rally de Portugal 
 Edition: 43rd 
 Date: from Thursday 2-Apr-2009 to Sunday 5-Apr-2009 
 Rally HQ: Almancil, Algarve; Portugal 
 Clerk of the Course: Pedro de Almeida 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 75  
 Starters: 68  
 Finishers: 41 (60.3% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 18 
 Shortest: 2.21km(SS1 SSS Estadio Algarve 1)
 Longest: 27.18km(SS12 Almodovar 2)
 Slowest: 61.39km/h(SS1 SSS Estadio Algarve 1)
 Fastest: 106.25km/h(SS6 Silves 2)
 Planned stage distance: 361.36km(31.0% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 361.36km(31.0% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 803.63km
 Total distance: 1,164.99km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 51st win and 77th podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 34th podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 Third place was 19th podium for Daniel Sordo Castillo. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 57th win and win and third place were 127th to 128th podiums for Citroen.
    Second place was 258th podium for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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Loeb's win was once again achieved with decisive speed at critical moment. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Marcus Gronholm
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Gronholm's one-off return caused much excitement. He ran as high as second, aided by favourable road position, until going off and damaging engine. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Cyprus Rally 2009
Rally Argentina 2009
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