Alexandre Camacho, driving a Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo, kept the leadership of the Rali Vinho da Madeira after the third section of the event. In second position but with a bigger gap to the leader, Bruno Magalhães, who had problems with his car at Campo de Golfe and had to manage the tyres at Palheiro Ferreiro. Third, Miguel Nunes set the best time in SS 4 but lost some time in the next Special Stage as he stopped at the exit of the driver who was preceding him on the road, the Spaniard Alejandro Cachon.
Fourth and fifth classified, Armindo Araújo, in Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo, and José Pedro Fontes, with Citroën C3 Rally2, lost time to Bruno Magalhães in what concerns the Portuguese championship classification. Within the top ten are Bernardo Sousa, Ricardo Teodósio, Pedro Meireles, Miguel Correia and Pedro Almeida. The caravan heads back to the service park for an important intervention as there will be no service between the two rounds through Boaventura and Cidade de Santana that make up the fourth section.