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Sun February 9, 2014

Henning Solberg shows Pirelli pace WRC Henning Solberg shows Pirelli pace Henning Solberg marked Pirelli's return to the top flight of the FIA World Rally Championship with a stage victory on Rally Sweden for the Sottozero Ice tyre, which equipped a World Rally Car in competition for the first time since 2010. And as well as demonstrating the pa...

Bronze medal for Mads Ostberg Citroen Bronze medal for Mads Ostberg There were still some 142 kilometres of timed stages to run on today's leg, which equates to 44% of the total distance. Despite the conditions remaining difficult, with a lot of slush and water, Mads Østberg managed to up his pace. Increasingly comfortable in his Citroën D...

Sat February 8, 2014

Kubica's challenging Swedish debut Ford Kubica's challenging Swedish debut Rally Sweden provided a host of challenges for Robert Kubica and Maciej Szczepaniak. Contesting the snow-covered stages for the first time behind the wheel of their RK M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC, the week was not without incident. Despite finishing the event in 2...

A solid performance from M-Sport Ford A solid performance from M-Sport Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans may be poles apart in terms of Rally Sweden experience, but both M-Sport World Rally Team drivers put in a solid performance at the FIA World Rally Championship's only snow event of the year. Battling for the podium positions, Hirvonen ultimatel...

Latvala pips youngster Mikkelsen WRC Latvala pips youngster Mikkelsen Volkswagen claimed its second one-two of the season at the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Mikko Markkula (N/FIN) not only clinched a frenetically celebrated one-two, but also put on an extr...

Mission accomplished for Ogier WRC Mission accomplished for Ogier Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia secured sixth overall at Rally Sweden. After going off at the start of the second leg, the reigning world champions produced a stunning performance to fight their way back up to sixth place. ...

Hyundai with positives on final day WRC Hyundai with positives on final day --- The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has ended its second WRC event in a positive manner with both cars completing the rally and the team scoring its first WRC manufacturer points --- Rally 2 regulations allowed Thierry Neuville and Juho Hänninen to rejoin the rally after a t...

Fri February 7, 2014

M-Sport fight on in Sweden Ford M-Sport fight on in Sweden M-Sport World Rally Team's Mikko Hirvonen continued to fight for the top positions during today's gravel-strewn third day of Rally Sweden. The Finn currently holds fourth place with Elfyn Evans breaking into a points-paying position in tenth. Locked in an intense batt...

Steep learning curve for Kubica Ford Steep learning curve for Kubica RK M-Sport World Rally Team's Robert Kubica and Maciej Szczepaniak continued to build on their knowledge of Rally Sweden's treacherous stages today. Unfortunately, the snow banks proved less forgiving and they suffered two 10 minute time losses when their Ford Fiesta RS W...

Latvala and Mikkelsen lead in Sweden WRC Latvala and Mikkelsen lead in Sweden The Volkswagen pairings of Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Mikko Markkula (N/FIN) lead the Rally Sweden after a gripping battle on Friday. The all-Volkswagen duel saw the experienced Latvala and rising star Mikkelsen match each other punch for pu...

A day of highs and lows for Ogier WRC A day of highs and lows for Ogier Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia had an eventful second leg at Rally Sweden. Very pleased to have ended yesterday's leg in the overall lead despite their less than ideal position on the road, the French pair dropped down the overall standings on day two's opening stag...

Both Hyundais to start under Rally2 WRC Both Hyundais to start under Rally2 --- The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is putting its full effort into readying both Hyundai i20 WRC cars for tomorrow’s final day of Rally Sweden --- The team will participate in the final day of action in Sweden under the Rally 2 regulations following damage to both cars in F...

Ostberg on course for podium Citroen Ostberg on course for podium The final few kilometres of yesterday's first leg had given an idea of the potential of the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team. The three Citroën DS3 WRCs took advantage of the work done since the start of Rally Sweden to continue to make progress and move up the standi...

Thu February 6, 2014

M-Sport make strong start in Sweden Ford M-Sport make strong start in Sweden One would be pushed to find two crews with more varied experience of Rally Sweden's specialist stages, but M-Sport World Rally Team's Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans both made a strong start to their respective rallies today. As one of the podium contenders, Hirvonen secur...

Kubica clears day1 in Sweden Ford Kubica clears day1 in Sweden Taking to the wheel of their RK M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC, Robert Kubica and Maciej Szczepaniak faced a new challenge today as they tackled the snow-covered stages of the FIA World Rally Championship's only winter fixture - Rally Sweden. Taking the challenge...

Citroen drivers find their bearings Citroen Citroen drivers find their bearings Rally Sweden got underway yesterday evening with a short, televised super special stage. After a night in Karlstad, this morning the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team headed for the Hagfors service park, located 85 kilometres to the north. Today's leg featured six stag...

Positive start in Sweden for Hyundai WRC Positive start in Sweden for Hyundai The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has enjoyed a positive start to this week’s Rally Sweden with both Hyundai i20 WRC cars in the top eight of the overall classification after the first proper day of competition, having demonstrated some encouraging performances in the seven stag...

Three way lead for VW in Sweden WRC Three way lead for VW in Sweden On course for gold, silver and bronze at the rallying world's Winter Games - Volkswagen ended the first day of the Rally Sweden in first, second and third. Just with their noses in front are Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F/F). Over the course of the first seven of 24 ...

Séb Ogier grabs Swedish overall lead WRC Séb Ogier grabs Swedish overall lead Sébastien Ogier fought it out with his Volkswagen team-mates on day one of Rally Sweden, as the German manufacturer ended the first leg with its three Polos holding the top three positions. The French driver had a particularly close battle with Andreas Mikkelsen, from whom he sna...

Wed February 5, 2014

Ogier looks after his tyres in shakedown WRC Ogier looks after his tyres in shakedown The Rally Sweden shakedown was held this morning in Råda on a 4.3km-long section located close to the Hagfors service park. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia made only limited use of today's shakedown, held on the same stage as last year, preferring instead to save their s...

Fri January 31, 2014

A new challenge for Kubica Ford A new challenge for Kubica Following a sensational start to their 2014 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) campaign, Robert Kubica and Maciej Szczepaniak are back behind the wheel of their RK M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC for the season's traditional winter fixture - Rally Sweden. ...

Snow, studs & spectacle for M-Sport Ford Snow, studs & spectacle for M-Sport As the FIA World Rally Championship's (WRC) only true winter event, Rally Sweden offers a unique challenge. Snow-covered stages and studded tyres provide one of the most spectacular events of the year and - having traditionally performed well at the Swedish fixture - M-Sport ...

Home advantage for Ostberg Citroen Home advantage for Ostberg Between 1950 and 2003, only Swedish and Finnish drivers won on the snow-covered roads of Rally Sweden. In 2004, Citroën, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena wrote one of the first great chapters in their incredible story in the WRC. Back in 2004, the World Championship-winning tea...

Hyundai Shell WRT at Rally Sweden WRC Hyundai Shell WRT at Rally Sweden The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is looking to continue its ambitious learning curve at the next round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Rally Sweden, which takes place next week from February 5 to 7. Heading into only its second competitive rally outing, the Alzena...

Solberg chooses Pirelli for WRC return WRC Solberg chooses Pirelli for WRC return Pirelli will equip a World Rally Car in the WRC for the first time since 2010 when Henning Solberg contests Rally Sweden next week in a privately-run Ford Fiesta RS WRC using the company's Sottozero Ice tyre. Rally Sweden, based in the city of Karlstad from February 5-8, i...

The Icemen Cometh WRC The Icemen Cometh Back at the scene of the emotional first triumph: Volkswagen lines up at the Rally Sweden brimming with confidence and fully motivated to continue its run of success. From 05 to 09 February, Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN), and ...

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