Rally Portugal - 3rd Day - 1st Loop: Ogier grabs Portugal lead after a frantic Saturday morning

At the end of Saturday morning, Sebastien Ogier is the new rally leader in Portugal with Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville following him.

Sebastien Ogier storms into the lead of Rally de Portugal and was the fastest driver in Stage 11 and 13 while he dropped to second after the end of SS12 and was just two tenths of a second behind the former rally leader Ott Tanak.

The Estonian climbed to third after the end of SS10 and had a small spin in Stage 11, but he lost his lead at the end of Stage 13 when he suffered from a rear right puncture resulting in dropping almost twenty seconds.

Thierry Neuville completes the top three and had a cosmetic damage in Stage 11 when he went wide on a braking point and made a small mistake on a hairpin. In addition to that, he reported understeer and was using a lot the handbrake in Stage 12.

Dani Sordo does the 2-3-4 for Hyundai Motorsport and lost his position over Neuville at the end of Stage 10.

Adrien Fourmaux completes the top five and has built a safety net around his fifth place as he is in front of Evans for more than one minute.

Elfyn Evans is now sixth after his teammate's retirements, but he lost 18,9 seconds in Stage 11 when he got caught in the inside line of a slow junction and spun his car 3 Km into SS11.

Gregoire Munster dropped outside the top ten as his Puma suffered from engine and alternator issues in Stage 12 resulting in losing more than six minutes there.

Kalle Rovanpera was leading Rally de Portugal at the end of Stage 10 and was the fastest driver in that stage, but his hopes to secure his second win of the season ended when he went off the road 3.8 Km into SS11.

Takamoto Katsuta was in third place overall after the end of SS11, but he was forced to park his Yaris on the side of Stage 12 with a rear left suspension damage. Moreover, he had a spin and stalled his Yaris in Stage 11.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after the end of SS13:

Photo Credits: Toyota

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