Rally de Portugal - 2nd Day - 1st Loop: Loeb grabs the lead from Evans on the last morning stage

At the end of the Friday morning loop, Sebastien Loeb is leading Rally de Portugal with Elfyn Evans and Thierry Neuville following him.

Sebastien Loeb stole the lead from Elfyn Evans at the end of Stage 4 as the first one set the fastest time in that stage. However, it must be mentioned that the M-Sport driver faced a problem with the dust in Stage 3 as there was a lot of it inside his Puma due to the fact that the co-driver's door could not be closed completely.

Evans dropped to second from the first position overall after Stage 4 as he could not able to find grip in the last stage of the morning loop. He was the fastest driver in Stage 2 and 3 resulting in being on the top of the overall classification at the end of SS3. His gap from the first Loeb is at five tenths of a second.

Thierry Neuville completes the top three despite the fact that he started second in the stages.

Ott Tanak and Kalle Rovanpera share the fourth position as they have the same gap from the first Loeb, but the Estonian was faster than the last one for some thousanths of a second, therefore he is fourth. Tanak was not happy with the balance of his i20N in Stage 3 and was in second position at the end of Stage 3, but he dropped fourth at the end of Satge 4.

Rovanpera completes the top five despite the fact that he started first on the stages.

Sebastien Ogier comes right behind his teammate and their gap is at one second.

Craig Breen is seventh overall and had a lot of dust inside his car in Stage 4 which came from his door.

Takamoto Katsuta, Dani Sordo and Gus Greensmith complete the top ten.

Sordo reported at the end of Stage 2 that he had a lot of wheelspin there resulting in losing time.

Greensmith was second after the end of Stage 4, but he dropped to tenth at the end of Stage 4 as he had a problem with the visibility during Stage 3.

Pierre-Louis Loubet and Adrien Fourmaux are outside the top ten with the first one losing the brakes in Stage 3 and for this reason he missed a junction.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch the overall classification after SS4:

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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