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Championship status
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Rally Portugal 2012 counts for:

2012 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2012 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2012 FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship for Drivers

Facts
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 496th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 4 of 13 
 Official name: Portugal 
 Edition: 46th 
 Date: from Thursday 29-Mar-2012 to Sunday 1-Apr-2012 
 Rally HQ: Almancil, Algarve; Portugal 
 Clerk of the Course: Pedro de Almeida 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 57  
 Starters: 49  
 Finishers: 30 (61.2% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 22 
 Shortest: 3.27km(SS1 SSS Lisboa)
 Longest: 31.04km(SS21 Santana da Serra 2)
 Slowest: 66.47km/h(SS1 SSS Lisboa)
 Fastest: 106.92km/h(SS17 Silves 1)
 Planned stage distance: 434.77km(29.0% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 368.43km(24.6% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,129.49km
 Total distance: 1,497.92km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 1st win and 4th podium for Mads Ostberg.
 Second place was 1st podium for Evgeny Novikov. 
 Third place was 50th podium for Petter Solberg. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 81st win and triple win were 302nd to 304th podiums for Ford.
Two winners
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Mikko Hirvonen reached the end at first place and celebrated his first win with Citroen until he was excluded for illegal clutch. Mads Ostberg (2nd from left) inherited the win, his first. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Petter Solberg
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In an amazing comeback drive, Petter Solberg recovered from his off in Friday and climbed from 13th to 3rd. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Daniel Sordo
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It is not Wales in November. Conditions in Friday were like in 2001 edition with lots of rain, slippery roads and fog next day. Just about every car had offs, spins or other problems. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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