Neuville and Sordo fined for different types of breach after Rally de Portugal

The stewards of Rally de Portugal gave to Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo a fine after the end of their event for breaking the sporting regulations.

More specifically, Martijn Wydaeghe did not submit their time card at the Stop Control of SS17 which was the first pass of Fafe. The Belgian co-driver explained to the stewards that their i20N carried an issue and had to take photo of their dashboard to send data to their engineer. However, Neuville left immediately from the stop line after his interview and did not know that Wydaeghe had not submitted their time card to the stop control. Regularly, this infringement would have excluded them from the rally, but the stewards decided to give them a fine of 10.000 euros, which have to be paid jointly, considering their problems today.

On the other hand, Dani Sordo is fined 1.000 euros as he did not wear g the cap issued by the Championship Promoter on the ramp before the Final Podium in Matosinhos whereas Hyundai receives a suspended fine of 15.000 euros until the end of 2023 if the Spaniard does not breach the promoting regulations again. Last but not least, it must be mentioned that Sordo becomes the second Hyundai driver, who do not follow the promoting activities of WRC Promoter, as Ott Tanak forgot to wear his Pirelli cap at the podium ceremony in Estonia last year.

Read below the stewards' decisions:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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