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Sun June 10, 2007

New base for Swedish Rally WRC New base for Swedish Rally Thank you to the Press information service from Uddeholm Swedish Rally. The Swedish Rally will be the only snow rally of the 2008 WRC season. (Sorry for using a boring, media-unfriendly night photo!) Uddeholm Swedish Rally relocates the main service park to Karlstad: ...

Mon February 12, 2007

Kopecky earns 10th place in Sweden Skoda Kopecky earns 10th place in Sweden In the challenging winter conditions of the Swedish Rally, Jan Kopecký and Filip Schovánek earned the Czech Rally Team Kopecký a valuable tenth place. The Swedish Rally is traditionally packed with drivers from Nordic countries, who have immense experience of this event and often...

Sun February 11, 2007

Solberg shines for Stobart Ford Solberg shines for Stobart Henning Solberg and Cato Menkerud have equalled the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team’s best ever result in a WRC event, finishing fourth in the 2007 Uddeholm Swedish Rally. Solberg’s fourth position added to Ford’s manufacturer dominance in Sweden as he backed-up the BP-Ford World Ra...

2nd for Loeb on C4 snow debut Citroen 2nd for Loeb on C4 snow debut Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena took their Citroën C4 WRC to the second step of the 2007 Swedish Rally's podium ahead of their Citroën Sport team-mates Dani Sordo and Marc Martí who finished 12th overall....

Gronholm powers Focus to victory Ford Gronholm powers Focus to victory Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen won their fifth Swedish Rally today as BP-Ford World Rally Team closed to within a point of the leaders in the FIA World Rally Championship. The Finns dominated this second round of the 16-event series in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, w...

Points for both OMV Citroens Citroen Points for both OMV Citroens The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team is very satisfied with the result of the “Uddeholm Swedish Rally”. Fifth place by Daniel Carlsson/Denis Giraudet and seventh place by Manfred Stohl/Ilka Minor add up to seven points in the manufacture ranking of the FIA World Rally Champion...

Atkinson claims a point Subaru Atkinson claims a point For the second WRC rally in succession Chris Atkinson finished in the points-scoring positions, although the final leg of the rally was a dramatic one for the Australian. He started the day in fine fashion by setting the fastest time on SS16. It was his first WRC stage win on a s...

Kopecky pleased after setup changes Skoda Kopecky pleased after setup changes The Swedish Rally, the second event in the 2007 World Rally Championship, continued with its second leg on Saturday, which featured seven stages. The Czech Rally Team Kopecký crew of Jan Kopecký and Filip Schovánek, driving a Škoda Fabia WRC, moved up from thirteenth place to ele...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Marcus King of Snow @ 01:58 PM - Grönholm takes a clear win in Sweden but Citroen retains makes title lead, thanks to Sordo's 12th place! Unofficial, provisional results are up in the Sweden results and retirement sections and championship tables in the according section. Rally Norway entry list is in the Rally Norway section, click above.

Sat February 10, 2007

Both OMV Xsaras in the points Citroen Both OMV Xsaras in the points Both drivers of the OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team moved up one place each during the second leg of the Swedish Rally. Daniel Carlsson lies in fifth place and at least wants to defend this position against Subaru works driver Chris Atkinson....

Henning a strong 4th after leg two Ford Henning a strong 4th after leg two Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team crew Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud will head into leg 3 in forth position more than one minute ahead of fifth placed Daniel Carlsson. Also looking to add points to their name is the Finnish crew of Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila who lie in ninth po...

Petter disappointed after early exit Subaru Petter disappointed after early exit Chris Atkinson is heading the Subaru World Rally Team’s campaign. The young Australian reprised his level-headed performance on last month’s Rallye Monte Carlo with another consistent display and vaulted from ninth to sixth in the overall standings. He ended the day just 8.6sec b...

Loeb holds 2nd after 2 days Citroen Loeb holds 2nd after 2 days With five of the 2007 Swedish Rally's twenty scheduled stages remaining, the Citroën C4 WRC of Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena are currently in 2nd place. Their Citroën Sport team-mates Dani Sordo and Marc Martí reached this evening's service park in Hagfors in 16th posi...

Gronholm in control after leg two Ford Gronholm in control after leg two Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen dominated today's second leg of the Swedish Rally to build a comfortable lead in their Ford Focus RS World Rally Car. The BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers won five of the seven snow and ice-bound speed tests to extend their first leg advant...

Kopecky struggles with traction Skoda Kopecky struggles with traction The crews were in for seven stages during Friday's leg of the Swedish Rally. Jan Kopecký and Filip Schovánek, driving a Škoda Fabia WRC in the colours of the Czech Rally Team Kopecký, started Friday's leg in sixteenth place and over eight stages worked their way up to thirt...

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WRC Sweden after Leg Two @ 07:54 PM - 1. M Grönholm/T Rautiainen 2hr 22min 29.6sec
2. S Loeb/D Elena 2hr 23min 08.0sec
3. M Hirvonen/J Lehtinen 2hr 23min 43.0sec
4. H Solberg/C Menkerud 2hr 24min 10.3sec
5. D Carlsson/D Giraudet 2hr 25min 16.1sec
6. C Atkinson/G MacNeall 2hr 25min 24.8sec
7. M Stohl/I Minor 2hr 25min 56.3sec
8. T Gardemeister/J Honkanen 2hr 25min 57.7sec
9. J-M Latvala/M Anttila 2hr 26min 06.9sec
10 M Östberg/O Unnerud 2hr 28min 22.9sec

WRC Positions after SS11 @ 11:19 AM - Overall classification after Torntorp II (SS11) ... 1 GRÖNHOLM 1:38:32.9 ... 2 LOEB +20.1 ... 3 HIRVONEN +55.6 ... 4 GARDEMEISTER +1:00.5 ... 5 H SOLBERG +1:01.0 ... 6 CARLSSON +1:41.6 ... 7 ATKINSON +1:57.7 ... 8 STOHL +2:02.8 ... 9 LATVALA +2:39.0 ... 10 ÖSTBERG +4:13.3

WRC Solberg crashes on SS10 @ 09:05 AM - Subaru's Petter Solberg has crashed on stage 10 of the Swedish Rally, with his Impreza stuck in a ditch. The Norwegian was lying in third place after first stage of the second leg, but on the run through Liljendal his Impreza left the road. It appears that he has managed to get back on the road, but with a time loss of about 14 minutes. More follows.

Fri February 9, 2007

OMV BIXXOL Teams gather snow-experience Mitsubishi OMV BIXXOL Teams gather snow-experience The OMV BIXXOL Rally Team with Andrej Jereb and Miran Kacin was more handicapped by a cold than by the road conditions on the first day of the “Uddeholm Swedish Rally”. After eight of 20 special stages the Slovenian OMV duo lies in 20th place in group N. Czech OMV BIXXOL driver M...

Henning picking up the pace Ford Henning picking up the pace The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team are sitting strong with both Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud and Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila in top ten positions after leg 1. Solberg finished the opening leg lurking just off a podium position in fourth while Latvala drove a sensible d...

Petter amongst the front runners Subaru Petter amongst the front runners The Subaru World Rally Team came to Sweden to secure more solid points finishes and ended the first leg of the event with one car firmly in the top three and the other one just outside the top eight. Petter Solberg/Phil Mills seized the outright lead of the rally on the opening s...

C4 confirms it's speed on snow Citroen C4 confirms it's speed on snow Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena completed the opening leg of the 2007 Swedish Rally in 2nd place, while fellow Citroën C4 WRC runners Dani Sordo and Marc Martí ended the day in 23rd position. Sébastien's fastest times and Dani's increasingly competitive run show that the ...

Both OMV drivers in the points Citroen Both OMV drivers in the points The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team has finished the first leg of the “Uddeholm Swedish Rally” with both pilots within scoring ranks. Local hero Daniel Carlsson lies in seventh place following a sensational race to catch up. The Austrian OMV Team Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor ...

Gronholm powers Focus into the lead Ford Gronholm powers Focus into the lead BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen lead the Swedish Rally after today's demanding opening leg in the frozen countryside of central Sweden. The Finns, winners of this second round of the FIA World Rally Championship last season, won three spee...

Kopecký battles in the snow and ice Skoda Kopecký battles in the snow and ice This year's World Rally Championship series continues with its second race in the kingdom of snow and ice. Twenty special stages with a total distance of 343 kilometers await the world's best drivers at the Swedish Rally. During the race, the crews will go through more than...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Gronholm leads after leg one @ 08:00 PM - 1. M Grönholm/T Rautiainen 1hr 05min 21.3sec
2. S Loeb/D Elena 1hr 05min 32.4sec
3. P Solberg/P Mills 1hr 05min 43.9sec
4. H Solberg/C Menkerud 1hr 05min 49.2sec
5. M Hirvonen/J Lehtinen 1hr 05min 52.3sec
6. T Gardemeister/J Honkanen 1hr 05min 56.2sec
7. D Carlsson/D Giraudet 1hr 06min 05.4sec
8 M Stohl/I Minor 1hr 06min 26.3sec
9. C Atkinson/G MacNeall 1hr 06min 30.1sec
10 J-M Latvala/M Anttila 1hr 07min 01.9sec

WRC Sweden after SS4 @ 11:18 AM - Top 10 separated by less than 25s after 4 stages! Petter Solberg leads:
1. P Solberg 30m42.2s
2. Gronholm +4.0s
3. Gardemeister +5.1s
4. Loeb +6.1s
5. Galli +7.1s
6. H Solberg +9.2s
7. Carlsson +17.4s
8. Hirvonen +17.8s
9. Stohl +22.9s
10. Latvala +26.7s

Wed February 7, 2007

OMV Kronos at full strength in Sweden Citroen OMV Kronos at full strength in Sweden For the first time this season the OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team will compete with two cars at the “Uddeholm Swedish Rally” (February 8 to 11, 2007). Following the solo-show by Manfred Stohl in Monte Carlo the team now gets reinforcements. The second Citroen Xsara WRC of th...

Petter: Great to be back on snow Subaru Petter: Great to be back on snow The Subaru World Rally Team heads to the snow-bound forest roads of Sweden with the aim of continuing its positive start to the 2007 World Rally Championship. Following the fourth and sixth-place finishes achieved by Chris Atkinson/Glenn Macneall and Petter Solberg/Phil Mills ...

Fri February 2, 2007

An Interview with the Citroen Team Citroen An Interview with the Citroen Team Ahead of the entry of two Citroën C4 WRCs for the Swedish Rally. The team takes time out to give us this interview....

The Citroën C4 WRC faces winter Citroen The Citroën C4 WRC faces winter After celebrating its return to world class rallying with a one-two finish on January's Monte Carlo Rally, Citroën Sport has entered two Citroën C4 WRCs for the Swedish Rally. The cars will be driven by Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Martí. The Monte Carlo ...

Scandinavians set to shine in Sweden Ford Scandinavians set to shine in Sweden The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford World Rally Team heads to Värmland next week for the Uddeholm Swedish Rally, round two of the 2007 FIA World Rally Championship. Since its induction to the WRC in 1973, only Scandinavian drivers had won the rally, until that trend was broken by Sebasti...

Munchi’s Ford WRTeam begins WRC Ford Munchi’s Ford WRTeam begins WRC The Munchi’s Ford World Rally Team begins its WRC campaign next week at the Uddeholm Swedish Rally. Argentinean drivers Luis Perez Companc and Juan Pablo Raies will head the M-Sport run team, competing in ten rounds of the 2007 championship. Both drivers are extremely excited ...

Sun January 21, 2007

Swedish entry with surprises WRC Swedish entry with surprises We have the entry list of Rally Sweden 2007 already online in the according section. Despite only 64 cars having entered the rally, the entry list reads very much like quality over quantity. Here some points worth a note:...

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