The Toyota driver Jari-Matti Latvala took the lead at the end of the morning section of the Rally Portugal, ahead of just over half a second closest pursuer Chris Mick.
After the spectator special stage, held the evening before, the first line divided between Mads Ostberg and Thierry Neuville. However, after the first real combat stage on Friday morning, the Norwegian and the Belgian rolled back, and has become the leader Hayden Paddon.
However, the driver of the Hyundai was briefly first, because at the end of SS3 of the rally was headed by Jari-Matti Latvala, and he stopped on the special stage and lost time on it, fell back to sixth place.
During the fourth special stage the Finn’s advantage was reduced from five seconds to half a second over the current winner Rally Portugal Chris Mick.
Third, with a delay of 1.2 seconds of the morning the section was finished by the rider M-Sport, Ott Tanak. Only 0.2 seconds Estonians lost to Craig Breen.
Championship leader Sebastien Ogier, who were clearing for the opponents of the track, located on the fifth place. The Frenchman plays in just 4.8 seconds ahead of Latvala and 5.4 seconds of Paddon.
At the seventh and the eighth place is located the other two Hyundai driver Neuville and Dani Sordo, and completing the top ten Ostberg and Elfyn Evans lanced through the wheel at the end of the fourth stage.
|1.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||48.07.1|
|2.||Kris Meeke||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||+0,5|
|3.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport World Rally Team||+1,2|
|4.||Craig Breen||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||+1,4|
|5.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport World Rally Team||+4,8|
|6.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai Motorsport||+10,2|
|7.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai Motorsport||+10,3|
|8.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai Motorsport||+10,7|
|9.||Mads Ostberg||M-Sport World Rally Team||+16,4|
|10.||Elfyn Evans||M-Sport World Rally Team||+18,3|
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