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Championship status
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Rally Portugal 2016 counts for:

2016 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2016 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2016 FIA World Rally Championship 2 (for Teams and Drivers)
2016 FIA World Rally Championship 3 (for Teams and Drivers)
2016 FIA Junior WRC Championship for Drivers

Facts
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 549th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 5 of 14 
 Official name: Vodafone Rally de Portugal 
 Edition: 50th 
 Date: from Thursday 19-May-2016 to Sunday 22-May-2016 
 Rally HQ: Matosinhos, Norte; Portugal 
 Clerk of the Course: Pedro de Almeida 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 81  
 Starters: 78  
 Finishers: 59 (75.6% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 19 
 Shortest: 1.85km(SS8 Porto Street Stage 1)
 Longest: 37.67km(SS15 Amarante 2)
 Slowest: 62.30km/h(SS8 Porto Street Stage 1)
 Fastest: 102.75km/h(SS6 Caminha 2)
 Planned stage distance: 368.00km(21.9% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 368.00km(21.9% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,315.90km
 Total distance: 1,683.90km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 2nd win and 8th podium for Kris Meeke.
 Second place was 17th podium for Andreas Mikkelsen. 
 Third place was 50th podium for Sebastien Ogier. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 95th win and 236th podium for Citroen.
    Second and third places were 82nd to 83rd podiums for Volkswagen.
Kris Meeke
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Citroen returned to competition after two rally absence and even with old car, Meeke made best of low starting position. He swept into lead which he never relinquished and scored his second WRC win with style. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Andreas Mikkelsen
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Mikkelsen drove well, first battling with Sordo for 3rd overall but on final day he found another gear and passed Ogier for 2nd and full manufacturer's championship points. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Dani Sordo
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Hyundai had varying fortunes. Paddon went off in SS5 and his car was destroyed in subsequent fire. Neuville drove for satellite team and ran out of fuel. Sordo (pictured) was best team's best placed driver in fourth. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Eric Camilli
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Camilli showed flashes of speed from time to time and successfully defended fifth position from Latvala's attack despite spinning on power stage. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Rally Argentina 2016
Sardinia 2016
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