Rally rewind: Portugal 2019

It’s been two years since Vodafone Rally de Portugal hosted the WRC. Brake problems cut his advantage to a handful of seconds before a broken front right damper left him limping through the final stage with just 4.3sec in hand over Meeke. Despite an opening day stall at a hairpin, he was second and on course to overhaul team-mate Tänak until the Finn damaged his suspension in a heavy landing. Gus Greensmith crashed his Fiesta in Saturday’s final stage, but that was merely a pre-cursor to a more spectacular accident the following day……. Top marks for tacticsAfter a hectic three-day battle, Tänak’s tactical nous came to the fore in the Fafe Wolf Power Stage finale. Frantic Fafe finaleIt’s one of the WRC’s iconic stages.

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