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Rally Portugal Standings After Stage 1

[Photo Source: Demotix]
After Stage 1 two MINIs are in the Top Ten. Patrick Sandell is 18th and Paolo Nobre did not participate due to a crash during the qualifying stage.  Here are partial standings after Stage 1 from www.Crash.net:

Rally de Portugal: Overall standings after Stage 1 (Top 10):

1. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC 2mins 57.1secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 00.1secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 00.7secs M
Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 00.7secs M
5. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 02.8secs M
6. Dani Sordo Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Cooper Works WRC +00mins 03.8secs
7. Armindo Araujo WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC+00mins 04.3secs
8. Thierry Neuville Citroen Junior WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 04.4secs M
9. Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar WRT Citroen DS3 WRC +00mins 05.5secs M
10. Dennis Kuipers M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 06.4secs 

Others

11. Martin Prokop Czech Ford National Team Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 07.6secs
12. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 07.7secs M
13. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 08.3secs M
14. Sebastien Ogier VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 +00mins 08.7secs
Peter van Merksteijn Jr van Merksteijn Motorsport Citroen DS3 WRC+00mins 08.7secs
Jari Ketomaa Ford Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 08.7secs
18. Patrik Sandell Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Cooper Works WRC +00mins 09.3secs 
19. Daniel Oliveira Brazil WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 09.4secs M


SWRC standings after Stage 1 – Top 3:

1. Craig Breen Ford Fiesta S2000 3mins 10.2secs S
2. Hayden Paddon Skoda Fabia S2000 +00mins 01.7secs S
3. Yazeed Al-Rajhi Ford Fiesta RCC +00mins 01.9secs S


Notable retirements:

DNS. Paulo Nobre WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC Did not start – crashed in Qualifying stage
DNS. Kevin Abbring VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 Did not start – crashed in shakedown