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CPR: Dani Sordo included in the lineup for the Rali Terras d’Aboboreira

durante o rali casinos do algarve, de 30 a 1 de março de 2023.

The third round of the Portuguese Championship has attracted big names, with Hyundai driver Dani Sordo competing alongside Gryazin, Meeke, Rossel, Loubet, and Solans.

The World Championship appetizer at the Rali Terras d’Aboboreira, which is valid as the third round of the Portuguese Rally Championship scheduled from April 26th to 27th on the dirt roads of Amarante. Many World Championship big names have gathered on the Portuguese white roads to prepare well for the Rally Portugal.

All eyes will surely be on Dani Sordo and Candido Carrera, who will be racing in the Hyundai i20 Hybrid Rally1. The Spanish driver, who will begin his 2024 season in Portugal, will compete in the “Extra Race” event, which includes a common route with the classic race except for the timed section in Amarante, as the 22.54 kilometers of the special stage are the same that will be used by the WRC World Rally, when the stage will measure 37.24 timed kilometers.

All the big names of the Portuguese Championship are present, with Kris Meeke (Hyundai i20 Rally2) aiming for his third win of the season. The British driver (but with a Portuguese license to be able to score points in the Championship) will have to compete against Armindo Araújo (Skoda Fabia RS Rally2), Ricardo Teodósio (Hyundai i20 N Rally2), José Pedro Fontes (Citroen C3 Rally2), Pedro Almeida (Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo), Rúben Rodrigues (Skoda Fabia RS Rally2), Pedro Meireles (Hyundai i20 N Rally2), and João Barros (VW Polo Rally2). To make the challenge even more exciting, there will be a dozen WRC2 drivers using the race as a test for the Rally Portugal. Drivers such as Yohan Rossel (Citroen C3), Pierre Louis Loubet (Skoda Fabia RS), Josh McErlean (Skoda Fabia RS), Jan Solans (Toyota Yaris), James Leckey (Citroen C3), Nikolay Gryazin (Citroen C3), and Marco Bulacia (Citroen C3) will be competing in the race organized by Clube Automóvel de Amarante.

Record numbers for the Trofeo Peugeot Portugal and the Peugeot Rally Cup Iberica, with 26 crews on the starting grid, while the Toyota GR in the homonymous trophy, which, we remind, is also contested on dirt in Portugal and Spain, will be around ten with Javier Villa and Bruno Bulacia as favorites for the overall victory of the race