- 2 Jan 2011
- Marcelo Maragni
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- Despres’s team-mate Ruben Faria found the country to his liking as he took victory on the opening leg of this year’s rally. “This special stage looked very much like what I am used to seeing in Portugal,” said Faria. “I am glad to know that in the end it paid off and I got the day's best time.”
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