So Sebastien Loeb has taken the first 3 rallies as his own in his quest to take a 6th world championship. So far everything is going his way and currently leads Mikko Hirvonen by 8 pts. The Drivers Championship is as follows:

1 Sebastien Loeb 30 pts

2 Mikko Hirvonen 22 pts

3 Dani Sordo 17 pts

4 Henning Solberg 10 pts

5 Petter Solberg 9 pts

6 Matthew Wilson 8 pts

7 Jari-Matti Latvala 6 pts

8 Chris Atkinson 4 pts

9 Sebastien Ogier 3 pts

9 Conrad Rautenbach 3 pts

11 Khalid-Al Quassimi 2 pts

11 Federico Villagra 2 pts

13 Urmo Aava 1 pt

The Manufacters Championship is the same story. Citroen lead BP Ford thanks to a strong start to the season for Loeb and Sordo.

1 Citroen WRC Team 48 pts

2 BP Ford WRC Team 32 pts

3 Stobart VK M-Sport WRC Team 22 pts

4 Citroen Junior Rally Team 11 pts

5 Munchis Ford WRC Team 3 pts

The 4th round of the championship is the Rally of Portugal. Last seen in 2007, it is a quick gravel rally. There will be a great battle for the win as double world champion Marcus Gronholm is returning for a one-off appearance in a 2008 spec Subaru Impreza. Also, both the JWRC and PWRC are competing for possible championships. So will Loeb's winning streak continue or will the Fords and Gronholm snatch his advantage away. You can find all of the news, results and retirements at the official WRC website at [1].