3 tenths of a second separate first and second ranked
Truly unsuitable for heart, the afternoon section of the second day of the Rally Vidreiro / Centro de Portugal ended up with Ricardo Teodósio / José Teixeira (Skoda Fabia R5) taking the lead again with just one extra left.
In the first special of the afternoon, second pass by Mata Mourisca (17.13 kms), it was the pair Bruno Magalhães / Hugo Magalhães (Hyundai i20 R5) who won, with the Algarve pair only 8 tenths of a second, while the then-team leader José Pedro Fontes / Ines Ponte (Citroen C3 R5) spent 1.5s more than the winner of the special. Further from the front three, Pedro Meireles / Mário Castro (Volkswagen Polo GTI R5) maintained their dominance over Armindo Araújo / Luís Ramalho (Hyundai i20 R5) doubling the lead by 2.0s.
In the next special, second pass at Assanha da Paz (22.15 kms), the Albufeira team attacked and won the special with a 2 tenths of a second lead over the Citroen duo, moving to the top of the race with a 3 tenths lead. . Bruno Magalhães spent more 1.2s and keeps 3rd place with 6.9s more than the leader. Pedro Meireles was 4th with 18.1s more and Armindo Araújo spent 24.6s more than Theodosius, meaning that Araújo lost more than 1 second per kilometer. Meireles is 4th with 1.00.7s more than Theodosius while Araujo is 4th with 9.9s more than Meireles.
João Barros / António Costa (Skoda Fabia R5) team retained 6th place but are now at 43.7s from Araújo, while Pedro Almeida / Miguel Ramalho (Skoda Fabia R5) duo narrowed the gap to Barros to 28.2s . Luís Rego / Jorge Henriques (Ford Fiesta R5) has 572s more than Almeida, Manuel Castro / Ricardo Cunha (Hyundai I20 R5) has 27.1s more than Rego and Miguel Correia / Pedro Alves (Skoda Fabia R5) has 15.9s more than Castro closing the top ten.
To finish the Rally Vidreiro / Centro de Portugal competitors still have to go through the last special, S. Pedro de Moel 3 (12.66 km), starting at 15h15, and then for a last Assistance at Marinha Grande Municipal Stadium , finishing the race with the consecration of the winners in the Podium on Stephens Avenue in Marinha Grande.