Rus News Journal

Mikko Hirvonen won the first day of Rally of Portugal

The vice-world champion on rally of 2008 Mikko Hirvonen finished the first day of Rally of Portugal the leader of race. The Finn for 15 seconds outruns Dani Sordo and for 18 seconds of the leader of a current season of Sebastena Leba.
On the second spetsuchastke day the leader of the championship and the winner of three previous races of Sebasten Leb committed an error, taking off from a line, and lost on this incident about 25 seconds. Thanks to failures of Leba Jari-Matti Latvala Tributes of Sordo and Markus Gronholm supporting command Prodrive became which nearest persecutors could grasp leadership.
In the lead Latvala had an accident on the fourth “dope“ and its car turned over. Later the head of a command Malkolm Wilson declared that the car is not subject to restoration, and to the racer and the navigator carried that did without traumas. Thanks to a descent of the fastest car BP of Ford Abu Dhabi leadership passed to the Tribute of Sordo.
the New leader of race was mistaken on the fifth spetsuchastke. Sordo repeated an error of Leba, passing braking in one of turning movements. The Spaniard lost on it about 20 seconds, passing forward Mikko Hirvonena. Moreover, the Spaniard passed forward also Markusa Gronholma who spent all race in in the lead group.
on the last spetsuchastke day of 20 seconds lost Gronholm which have been rolled away on the fourth position. The double champion was outrun by pilots of Citroen Total - Dani Sordo and Sebasten Leb.
Closed the five following the results of day Petter Solberg, and behind the Norwegian Sebasten Ozhe, Mettju Wilson and Evgenie Novikov which all distance densely battled around the sixth-eighth places settled down. Henning Solberg also got to “top-10“ and Mads Ostberg.
On Saturday racers should pass 467 kilometres from which 145 will be test spetsuchastkami.

Results of the first day of Rally of Portugal