Rally Portugal (2022)

19 May - 22 May
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Autosport readers choose the greatest WRC drivers in history

In the lead up to the World Rally Championship’s 50th anniversary season celebrations at Rally Portugal, Autosport asked readers on social media to name its greatest ever driver. So who came out on top?

Loeb secures WRC Safari Rally return with M-Sport

World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb will rejoin M-Sport to contest next month’s Safari Rally.

WRC drivers call for improved Pirelli rubber after Portugal punctures

Several World Rally Championship drivers have called for improvements to the control Pirelli tyres following a spate of punctures at Rally Portugal last weekend.

How the WRC celebrated its milestone in style

OPINION: The World Rally Championship’s celebration of its 50th anniversary season in Portugal was a welcome opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the pioneers who forged such a significant legacy

WRC Portugal: The Good, The Bad and the emergence of a future legend

The World Rally Championship has a new star on its hand as Kalle Rovanpera notched up a third consecutive win on the weekend the championship celebrated its 50th anniversary season. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from a Rovanpera masterclass in Portugal.

Loeb discussing more WRC 2022 outings with M-Sport

Sebastien Loeb says he is discussing the possibility of contesting as many as two more World Rally Championship rounds this season.

How Rovanpera overcame rallying royalty in Portugal to extend his WRC lead

Although the Rally Portugal entry list featured World Rally Championship royalty in Sebastiens Loeb and Ogier, victory was secured by rallying's rising star in Kalle Rovanpera. Here's the story of his 2022 hat-trick, as his key rivals faltered among the gravel and asphalt ahead of them

WRC Portugal: Rovanpera beats Evans to take third consecutive WRC win

Kalle Rovanpera has extended his World Rally Championship points lead after securing his third consecutive win with victory at Rally Portugal.

WRC Portugal: Rovanpera extends lead to close in on victory

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera has moved a step closer to winning Rally Portugal after extending his lead over team-mate Elfyn Evans in tricky wet conditions on Sunday morning.

Rovanpera shocked to be leading WRC Rally Portugal

Kalle Rovanpera says he is surprised to be leading Rally Portugal heading into the final day given the disadvantage of starting the gravel rally by opening the road.

WRC Portugal: Rovanpera charges into lead over Evans as rain arrives

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera has charged into the lead of Rally Portugal after overhauling World Rally Championship team-mate Elfyn Evans across a weather affected Saturday afternoon loop of stages.

Dashboard distraction prompted rare Ogier mistake at Rally Portugal

Sebastien Ogier says a dashboard distraction following a hybrid issue with his Toyota prompted an uncharacteristic driving error, resulting in a second WRC retirement from Rally Portugal.

WRC Portugal: Evans extends lead over Rovanpera, Ogier and Loeb hit trouble again

Elfyn Evans extended his Rally Portugal lead over Toyota team-mate Kalle Rovanpera after a drama-filed Saturday morning.

M-Sport unsure if Loeb will rejoin Rally Portugal after shock retirement

M-Sport has rated the chances of Sebastien Loeb rejoining Rally Portugal as 50:50 after an uncharacteristic driver error forced him to retire from Friday’s action.

Ogier in disbelief over puncture exit from Rally Portugal

Sebastien Ogier was shocked to retire from Rally Portugal following a double puncture after revealing he had been extra careful on the rough gravel roads.

WRC Portugal: Evans leads Rovanpera after brutal Friday

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans leads World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera after emerging from a brutal Friday at Rally Portugal, that resulted in retirements for Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier.

WRC Portugal: Punctures force Ogier into retirement

Sebastien Ogier has been forced to retire from Rally Portugal after picking up a pair of punctures in the space of two stages on Friday afternoon.

Why WRC trailblazer Mouton has no regrets over missed title bid

As the World Rally Championship celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend, the story of one of its trailblazers Michele Mouton, who cruelly missed out on a world title in 1982, continues to grab the spotlight. Having gone to the cusp of a historic title forty years ago, Mouton explains the joy, tragedy and a new twist to the tale of her campaign

WRC Portugal: Loeb crashes out of the lead on Stage 5

World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb has crashed out of Rally Portugal on the first stage of Friday afternoon’s loop.

WRC Portugal: Loeb overhauls Evans to hold slender lead

Sebastien Loeb leads Rally Portugal after overhauling Elfyn Evans on the final stage of Friday's morning loop as World Rally Championship crews tackled gravel for the first time in 2022.

WRC Portugal: Neuville takes early lead on opening stage

Thierry Neuville claimed fastest time on the opening stage of Rally Portugal to hold an early lead, as the 50th anniversary World Rally Championship event began on Thursday night.

Gravel Notes Podcast: Rally Portugal preview as WRC marks 50 years

The World Rally Championship is set for its first gravel round of the new Rally1 hybrid era at Rally Portugal, an event which will also celebrate the championship’s 50th season.

Review: New Sebastien Ogier WRC documentary The Final Season

A new documentary on eight-time conqueror of the World Rally Championship Sebastien Ogier is released today. Autosport got a sneak preview and heard the Frenchman's thoughts on the project, produced by Red Bull Media House

FIA considering training rally co-drivers to become future F1 race directors

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem believes rally co-drivers could be trained to become future race directors in Formula 1, with the FIA actively pursuing the initiative.

WRC reveals plans to launch 24/7 rally TV channel

The World Rally Championship has revealed plans to launch a 24/7 television channel next year, in a bid to reach new markets.

Evans: Favourable road position not an automatic ticket for WRC Portugal result

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans says a favourable road position won’t guarantee a good result at Rally Portugal as he looks to kickstart his campaign.

The epic Loeb battle that ignited Ogier's WRC career

World Rally Championship legends Sebastien Ogier and Sebastien Loeb will again do battle on this weekend's Rally Portugal, 12 years after young pretender Ogier won out and secured his first career win. As the WRC prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary season in Portugal, Ogier reflects on the significance of that breakthrough

Loeb unsure what to expect from WRC return in Portugal

World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb is unsure what to expect from his first gravel rally in hybrid machinery at Rally Portugal this weekend.

Sordo gets new Hyundai WRC chassis for Portugal after Croatia fire

Dani Sordo will pilot a brand new Hyundai at Rally Portugal due to the damage sustained to the team’s third World Rally Championship car in Croatia last month.

Lappi to take over Ogier Toyota for WRC Sardinia

Esapekka Lappi will return to Toyota's third World Rally Championship entry at Sardinia, taking over from Sebastien Ogier as the eight-time world champion continues to evaluate his part-time plans.

Champions to assemble in Rally Portugal to mark WRC’s 50th season

The largest group of World Rally Championship champions and a host of historic cars will assemble at Rally Portugal this month to celebrate the WRC's 50th season.

Ogier downplays expectations of fight with Loeb for WRC Portugal win

Sebastien Ogier is hoping to renew his rivalry with Sebastien Loeb at Rally Portugal this month, but says he's not expecting the World Rally Championship legends to dominate the event.

Ogier to make WRC return at Rally Portugal in third Toyota

Sebastien Ogier will make his second World Rally Championship outing of his planned part-time 2022 campaign at Rally Portugal next month.

WRC legend Loeb rejoins M-Sport for Rally Portugal

World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb will rejoin M-Sport Ford to contest Rally Portugal in May.