Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2018

Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2018


17. 05. 2018 - 20. 05. 2018

Neuville Thierry
5
Thierry Neuville
Nicolas Gilsoul
BEL
BEL
Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
1
RC1
BEL
BEL
Gilsoul Nicolas
SS
After SS
SS SS name Length [km] Time Order in SS Diff. leader
(s/km)
Aver. speed Order after SS Total time Diff. leader Penalty
1 Lousada (SSS) 3.36 00:02:35.8 6. 00:00:01.5
0.45
77.64 6. 00:02:35.8 00:00:01.5
2 Viana do Castelo 1 26.73 00:15:42.1 9. 00:00:12.8
0.48
102.14 9. 00:18:17.9 00:00:11.9
3 Caminha 1 18.11 00:10:36.3 3. 00:00:01.2
0.07
102.46 8. 00:28:54.2 00:00:10.9
4 Ponte de Lima 1 27.54 00:19:17.6 4. 00:00:02.1
0.08
85.65 5. 00:48:11.8 00:00:09.4
5 Viana do Castelo 2 26.73 00:15:43.2 10. 00:00:11.8
0.44
102.02 6. 01:03:55.0 00:00:16.6
6 Caminha 2 18.11 00:10:35.5 1. 00:00:00.0
0.00
102.59 4. 01:14:30.5 00:00:09.1
7 Ponte de Lima 2 27.54 00:19:24.7 1. 00:00:00.0
0.00
85.12 1. 01:33:55.2 00:00:00.0
8 Porto Street Stage 1 1.95 00:01:48.7 1. 00:00:00.0
0.00
64.58 1. 01:35:43.9 00:00:00.0
9 Porto Street Stage 2 1.95 00:01:46.8 1. 00:00:00.0
0.00
65.73 1. 01:37:30.7 00:00:00.0
10 Vieira do Minho 1 17.5 00:10:54.6 2. 00:00:02.4
0.14
96.24 1. 01:48:25.3 00:00:00.0
11 Cabeceiras de Basto 1 22.22 00:13:40.9 4. 00:00:05.9
0.27
97.44 1. 02:02:06.2 00:00:00.0
12 Amarante 1 37.6 00:24:56.8 1. 00:00:00.0
0.00
90.43 1. 02:27:03.0 00:00:00.0
13 Vieira do Minho 2 17.5 00:10:54.9 5. 00:00:06.3
0.36
96.20 1. 02:37:57.9 00:00:00.0
14 Cabeceiras de Basto 2 22.22 00:13:41.9 2. 00:00:00.6
0.03
97.33 1. 02:51:39.8 00:00:00.0
15 Amarante 2 37.6 00:24:50.2 2. 00:00:02.5
0.07
90.83 1. 03:16:30.0 00:00:00.0
16 Montim 1 8.64 00:05:53.0 5. 00:00:05.6
0.65
88.11 1. 03:22:23.0 00:00:00.0
17 Fafe 1 11.18 00:06:45.9 7. 00:00:05.2
0.47
99.16 1. 03:29:08.9 00:00:00.0
18 Luílhas 11.89 00:08:14.2 4. 00:00:05.0
0.42
86.61 1. 03:37:23.1 00:00:00.0
19 Montim 2 8.64 00:05:48.4 6. 00:00:07.1
0.82
89.28 1. 03:43:11.5 00:00:00.0
20 Fafe 2 (Power Stage) 11.18 00:06:35.1 2. 00:00:01.9
0.17
101.87 1. 03:49:46.6 00:00:00.0
Information
Date and time SS Information
20. 05. 2018 16:53 20 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We had a clever approach all weekend and the team was behind me pushing me all weekend. I think we can be proud of what we achieved. I think it was important to be consistent to the end. I had two spare wheels and I tried to go for it and it worked very well.
20. 05. 2018 16:48 19 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I don't know how the Power Stage will go, I will follow my feeling once I start the stage, we will see. I will try and keep it on the road and if I can I'll try and claim at least 1 or 2 points.
20. 05. 2018 16:40 17 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It is just for safety, if I have a puncture I'll be safe with two tyres. On this stage I feel the rear is moving a lot, it is going to be difficult for the Power Stage.
20. 05. 2018 16:38 16 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I tried to stay on a good rhythm through the first few stages and then afterwards we'll see what we can do, but the most important thing for us is the Power Stage.
20. 05. 2018 16:31 15 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I knew I could make the difference again here. I had a nice clean run, it is a beautiful stage. There are some wet corners and I can see some people went wide, I just braked early and turned in tighter.
20. 05. 2018 16:23 14 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I didn't know with the tyres in the abrasive parts so I pushed a bit more, I lost a bit too much in the first stage when I wasn't pushing as hard. I knew the last 30% of the stage was humid and then all of a sudden there was standing water.
20. 05. 2018 16:15 13 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I don't know if harder tyres would have been better, I took it carefully under braking as it is quite rough.
20. 05. 2018 16:03 12 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We made some small changes before the stage and obviously it is quite slippy in this one so I decided to push hard. It seems like the time is good. It is going to be rough this afternoon.
20. 05. 2018 15:59 11 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Everything is ok, I was a bit too careful on the tyres. It is quite abrasive and we need them for the next stage.
20. 05. 2018 15:48 10 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): That's enough. It was a good stage, I tried to be careful in places as it is quite slippy in parts. It was ok.
20. 05. 2018 15:32 9 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We are really happy, we made some improvement in the car and I was able to push really hard. Finally the tyre choice, probably not the best, but it seems to have worked here. It is a good day for us with Ogier out, but obviously it is a shame for them.
20. 05. 2018 15:30 8 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Today is not finished, we have to do this stage one more time. This day was tough and we managed to stay out of trouble - a risky tyre choice which was maybe not great but we made it work.
20. 05. 2018 15:18 7 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I felt like I'd used all the tyre. I pushed very hard, the car was working nice, I went up with the ride-height and tried to save a bit of the car. I changed the diff mapping as well and I feel better in the car.
20. 05. 2018 15:08 6 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Very rough I have to say, many, many surprises on this stage. I tried my best, I didn't think about what happened on the stage before and I tried to save a bit on the car.
20. 05. 2018 14:52 5 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): The weekend is still long, the conditions are much rougher than expected. I tried to take care of the car, we need to look at the next stages and see if we need to make any changes.
20. 05. 2018 14:25 4 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It's really difficult to get the car turning, I struggle a little bit with this. It is difficult to go quicker than Ogier but I'm trying.
20. 05. 2018 14:07 3 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): This one was ok, but I tried to do my best. There is not much more I can do, I am struggling with the handling at points, on some corners I am also going in too fast and losing speed.
20. 05. 2018 13:53 2 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): With the dust hanging in some sections I didn't take enough risks, but it is the first stage. I slowed down a few times because I didn't want to risk anything. In some sections you couldn't see the braking zones because of the dust.



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