Meeke and Fulton continue super start to Portuguese season

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Kris Meeke and James Fulton were fastest on every stage of Rallye Casinos do Algarve and won the second round of the Portuguese Rally Championship by nearly a minute

Kris Meeke and James Fulton dominated the second round of the Portuguese Rally Championship at Rallye Casinos do Algarve (March 15-16). The Team Hyundai Portugal crew won all nine stages on the gravel event in their i20 N Rally2 to take overall victory by nearly a minute and continue their superb start to the 2024 campaign.
Their team-mates Ricardo Teodósio and José Teixeira looked to be on course to complete a 1-2 for the Hyundai Portugal-backed team. However, though they never dropped out of the top three times, the defending champions – and 2023 victors on the event – fell to third place over the last two stages to take the final step on the podium.
In their Racing 4 You-run i20 N Rally2 Pedro Meireles and Ricardo Cunha held sixth position – a result which would have matched their finish in the opening round – until they were forced to retire on the final stage of the rally.