The Portuguese Rally Championship (CPR) leaders after three races, after the victories in Fafe and Mortágua, the Algarve's Ricardo Teodósio / José Teixeira, at the controls of the Skoda Fabia R5 wants to strengthen the position in Vodafone Rally de Portugal that takes place in the north of the country from May 30 to June 2, being the most mediated proof of the calendar.
The victory at the last Rally de Mortágua replaced Teodósio in charge of the Portuguese Rally Championship, with a total of 70.68 points, being sure that the popular pilot of Guia has managed to combine its known speed and spectacularity to the always necessary consistency of good results, something that wants to keep in the race organized by the Automobile Club of Portugal, scoring for the WRC.
"We know that after winning two of the first three rallies, the pressure is on the side of our opponents. They are the ones who have to attack and we are going to the Rally de Portugal focused on getting another important score for our championship, even if it is not the victory. This is a tough and unpredictable rally, not only for the extension of the race, with more than 170 km of timed sections in the CPR, but also because the sections always have many traps, mainly in the second passages. The whole team is motivated and do an excellent job, so we want to continue this good moment ", says the Algarve driver.
"For the CPR teams, Rally de Portugal is a test where you have to know how to manage the circumstances intelligently. The rally is long and hard, although we are all in expectation of Friday's sections in the Central region. We will do our best until the end of Saturday morning, as our main goal is to complete the CPR in one of the first places ", says José Teixeira.
Fourth round of the CPR, Vodafone Rally of Portugal begins with a Shakedown in Paredes on Thursday morning (May 30), then contesting the first seven qualifiers on Friday (May 31), highlighting the return to the region of Arganil, Góis and Lousã. On Saturday (June 1), the CPR event included three more specials, the first passes through Vieira do Minho, Cabeceiras de Basto and Amarante sections. The event is still untitled for Nacional, and the event continues on Saturday afternoon and Sunday (June 2), the day of the Montim, Luílhas and Fafe specials.