Matosinhos, Portugal - Estonian Ott Tanak won his second consecutive World Rally Championship round in Portugal on Sunday to trim world champion Sebastien Ogier's lead at the top of overall standings.
Toyota's Tanak led the Rally of Portugal from Friday morning and won the round by 15.9 seconds to back up his victory in Chile last month.
"Definitely one of my hardest victories ever - we had to fight and we had a lot of problems," Tanak, who is now two points off the championship lead, said at the finish on Sunday.
Belgian Thierry Neuville finished second in a Hyundai after Tanak's team-mate Kris Meeke retired on the final stage.
Neuville, who won in Portugal last year, was pleased with his performance over the weekend as he rebounded from a terrible crash that ended his previous race.