Ex-soccer boss realistic on Portugal expectations

Former soccer coach André Villas-Boas has acknowledged the ‘big challenge’ that awaits him on his FIA World Rally Championship debut at next week’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal (20 – 23 May). Villas-Boas has had a lifelong interest in motorsport and has amassed an impressive personal vehicle collection which includes Dakar-winning cars and motorbikes plus a host of classic cars. Ten World Rally Cars feature in a bumper 81-car entry for Vodafone Rally de Portugal (20 – 23 May) released recently. “At the end of confinement last year, Sports and You offered me to test drive their Citroën C3 for the first time.”. Before strapping himself into the C3, Villas-Boas first drove the test stage in the Toyota Hilux which he competed in at the Dakar Rally. Villas-Boas says the pair share plenty of happy memories, sharing a motorsport passion from a young age. Villas-Boas admits there is still some work to do on their pace notes, but has been appreciative of the help he has received from fellow Sports and You driver Eric Camilli. “In our first test in rallying, our pace notes were like, ‘left, right, left, right, right, long right’.

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