Portugal is among the most popular rallies in the world. It was part of the first ever World Rally Championship season back in 1973, and in the years that followed it would provide the scene for some of the sport’s most iconic images when hordes of passionate fans lined the stages. Thankfully, spectators are better controlled nowadays but there remains a great enthusiasm for the event among locals.
After a spell in the south of the country around the Algarve region, the rally has been based around the delightful city of Porto in the north since 2015. And nowhere symbolises the event and its popularity like the famous Fafe jump, where the rally concludes on Sunday and where crowds pack the hillsides to watch the cars fly through the air.