Shakedown times Råda

1 Sebastien OGIER 1:59.0
16 Robert KUBICA 1:59.2
4 Mads OSTBERG 1:59.2
3 Kris MEEKE 1:59.3
9 Andreas MIKKELSEN 1:59.5
2 Jari-Matti LATVALA 1:59.9
17 Yurii PROTASOV 2:01.9
5 Elfyn EVANS 2:02.1
6 Ott TANAK 2:02.5
8 Hayden PADDON 2:03.2
14 Henning SOLBERG 2:03.9
2 0Kevin ABBRING 2:04.7
7 Thierry NEUVILLE 2:04.8
39 Pontus TIDEMAND 2:06.3
38 Anders GRONDAL 2:06.4
40 Jari KETOMAA 2:06.4
37 Lorenzo BERTELLI 2:06.8
21 Martin PROKOP 2:07.4
41 Valeriy GORBAN 2:08.0
31 Yazeed AL RAJHI 2:09.6
71 Eyvind BRYNILDSEN 2:10.6
36 Fredrik AHLIN 2:12.0
44 Jaroslaw KOLTUN 2:14.1
42 Oleksii KIKIRESHKO 2:14.3
18 Michal SOLOWOW 2:14.4
53 Ole-Christian VEIBY 2:17.6
43 Radik SHAYMIEV 2:20.5
81 Simone TEMPESTINI 2:21.6
33 Max RENDINA 2:27.2
45 Gianluca LINARI 2:34.5
82 Eamonn BOLAND 2:38.6

Here is the SVT broadcast schedule for Rally Sweden

Rally Sweden starts on Thursday. During for high-paced days the WRC elite comes to Värmland, Darlecarlia and Norway. SVT is there to show you the most from the second round of the WRC.

Thursday 12 February

0845-0850 SVT 1 Good Morning Sweden
1930-2000 svt.se/sport (svtplay) “Shakedown” Rally Sweden
2000-2100 svt24 LIVE SS1 Färjestadtravet
2200-2215 SVT2 Sportnytt (news)
 
Friday 13 February
 
1800-1900 svt.se/sport (svtplay)  “After Rally”
23.35-00.05 SVT2 Magazine
21.30-21.45 SVT2 Sportnytt (news)

Saturday 14 February

10.00-11.00 SVT 1 Live stage “Colins Crest – presented in Vinterstudion – scandinavias most wiewed sportshow
22.30-23.00 SVT2 Magazine
17.55-18.00 SVT1 Sportnytt (news)
19.45.20.00 SVT1 Sportntytt (news)
Also a few news bullentines in Vinterstudion during the day.
 
Sunday 15 February

12.00-13.00 SVT 1 Vinterstudion – ”Powerstage
23.10-00.05 SVT2 Best of Rally Sweden 52 min´s highlights.
17.55-18.00 SVT 1 Sportnytt (news)
19.00-20.00 SVT 1 Sportspegeln (news)
Also a few news bullentines in Vinterstudion during the day

Petter Solberg Wins Rally Sweden Historic

Petter Solberg is the winner of Rally Sweden Historic 2014

He won the event in 2013 and was the man to beat this year. But that didn’t happen and Petter is again the winner.

He wins 41.9 seconds before Arne Rådström and a comfortable 3:54.2 minutes before third Mats Myrsell.

Petter Solberg and his co-driver and wife Pernilla have had smooth sailing and made good times on all stages with several stage wins.

All the results here

“Tough” and “difficult” the words of the day

Even though it came as no surprise for anyone Day 2 came to be a really challenging one for all the drivers.
A long day with a total of nine stages comes to an end after a lot of action in many different ways and not without it´s share of casualties.

Just ask reigning champion Sebastien Ogier who came out on top of the pack yesterday just to find himself ending up in the snow, loosing the lead and much more already on the first stage of the day.
Of course a worst case scenario for Volkswagen, even though they still have their remaining cars in first and second.
Even worse for Hyundai who had both of their cars ending up stopping on the side of the road, not being able to continue.

With Ogier out of the picture when it comes to top positions the race for the top spot between Mikkelsen and Latvala was, to say the least, intense and exciting all through the day.
With Latvala ahead with as little as 3.6 seconds before the final day it sure promises to be a close race all the way to the finish line.

Top three reads Latvala, Mikkelsen and Ostberg, but don´t forget the others chasing from behind.
This is not over. Not by a longshot.

In WRC2 Al Rahji is still in front, extending the lead during the day, followed by Ketomaa and Kruuda in second and third.

Final day tomorrow and, as already said, it will be a close race all the way to the end.
Be sure you don´t miss out.

Starting list for tomorrow is up on our Virtual Noticeboard.
Start List for Section 7 – Saturday 8th February 2014

No Historic cars on Karlstad SSS tonight for safety reasons

Due to the ruts that has formed in the ice on the stage it has been decided to cancel the appearance of the Rally Sweden Historic cars on Karlstad SSS 2.

The ruts are quite deep at places, and as many of the historic cars do not have the same grip or stability as the WRC cars the risk of accidents is too high. Given that it is such a short stage that should not normally have such a big impact on the standings in the rally.

The Historic cars will end the day in Hagfors and start again tomorrow with SS 17 Hara 1

SVT Broadcasting times

SVT (Swedish Televison) Broadcasting times for today are as follows:

16.10 – 17.10 After Rally (SVTPlay)
23.00 – 23.30 Day 3 Summary (SVT2)

Don´t miss out.

Historic first after the first day of Rally Sweden

The first day of Rally Sweden is over and we have a first time event. Because it’s the first time the same manufacturing team holds all the top three positions.

Representing Volkswagen Motorsport, Sebastien Ogier, Andreas Mikkelsen, and Jari-Matti Latvala ends the first day of Rally Sweden with the troika holding first, second and third position respectively.

Ogier och Mikkelsen has traded the lead position during the day, with Latvala chasing close behind. It’s been a day of making tactic tire choices and keeping a steady pace. Mikkelsen chose to keep his worn tires for the last stage and lost the first position to Ogier, but will start day 2 on fresh tires and from a chasing position.

Jari-Matti Latvala has been trailing the duo all day and ended 12.2 seconds behind Ogier.

Behind the Volkswagen trio Estonian Ott Tänak in a Ford Fiesta is chasing close behind with just 2,6 seconds up to Latvala. Tänak in turn is chased by Mads Östberg in a Ciroën and Mikko Hirvonen in a Ford who are tied 7,7 seconds behind him.

Close behind we find both the Hyundai Motorsport cars with Thierry Neuville and Juho Hänninen trailing a mere ten seconds behind.
The first day gave us two fairly short stages and only one longer forest stage, all run twice. The second day will see more and longer forest stages and likely a lot of changes in the current positions.

You can find the entire list at wrc.com

INFO: Changes at Färjestadstravet

There have been some changes to the program for SS 16 on Färjestadstravet Friday Evening.

Below you find the new program:
16.00 The arena opens
18.30 Start of the show
19.00 First heat WRC
20.00 Reb Bull FSX/FMX Show
20.30 Rally Sweden Historic

(The start of Rally Sweden Historic have been changed from 17.00 to 20.30).

Day 1 – Summary

We´re finally underway and day 1 has come to an end.
After an exciting showdown on SS1 we have Andreas Mikkelsen on top of the pack going in to day 2.

It promises to be an exciting day tomorrow.