Reigning FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) champion Sebastien Ogier recorded his second win of the season at Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday afternoon. The Frenchman increased his championship lead after winning the four-day gravel event by 15.6 seconds in a Ford Fiesta. Ogier's victory in Portugal means he equals the five wins achieved by Finland's Markku Alen.
Hyundai Motorsport's Thierry Neuville, driving a Hyundai i20, finished second with Spanish team-mate Dani Sordo completing the podium a further 46.1sec behind.
Ott Tanak won the final Power Stage to claim five bonus points in a Fiesta. Neuville took four points for second, while Elfyn Evans secured three. Esapekka Lappi and Ogier took two and one point respectively.
Ogier, who scored his maiden WRC win in Portugal seven years ago, took the lead of the rally on Saturday morning in his Ford Fiesta. Holding a comfortable advantage, he eased through the final leg to add to his season-opening win at Monte-Carlo.
"After the struggle we had in the last round, it's fantastic to be back on the top step of the podium again," Ogier said. "I had a new car in Monte-Carlo and we won, I had a new car here and we won. I'm not sure if the team can afford to give me a new car for every rally!"
Tanak was leading the Raly till Saturday. He marched on from the start of the rally before swiping a bank and breaking his Fiesta's suspension and brakes. He recovered to finish fourth, almost half a minute behind Sordo.