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Mon February 11, 2008

27 year old record broken. WRC 27 year old record broken. The record for the youngest driver was rather old. No, not the driver, the record itself! When Jari-Matti Latvala won Rally Sweden this weekend, he became the youngest driver to win a WRC event in history. Jari-Matti is 22 years old, turning 23 in less than 2 months. The previous...

Flodin proves his pace on Swedish Rally Subaru Flodin proves his pace on Swedish Rally Swedish star Patrik Flodin has shown excellent pace on his home event in a Group N Subaru Impreza run by SYMS - despite an off-road excursion on day two that cost him the chance of victory. The 23 year-old came back on the final day under the Super Rally regulations and set one f...

Sun February 10, 2008

Dani fights back to finish 6th Citroen Dani fights back to finish 6th The second round of the 2008 World Rally Championship ended today in Sweden where Dani Sordo and Marc Martí succeeded in steering their Citroën C4 WRC to sixth place at the end of the three-day event. Their performance earns four additional Manufacturers' points for Citroën...

Galli makes the podium Ford Galli makes the podium On just the second round of the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team have finished on the podium after a fine display of driving this weekend by freshly signed Italian crew Gigi Galli/Giovanni Bernacchini....

Latvala makes history in Sweden Ford Latvala makes history in Sweden BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team driver Jari-Matti Latvala made history by becoming the youngest driver to win a world rally in Sweden today. The 22-year-old Finn and co-driver Miikka Anttila claimed their maiden victory on the Swedish Rally in a Ford Focus RS World Rally Car....

Toni takes Suzuki's best result WRC Toni takes Suzuki's best result Toni Gardemeister has finished in the points for Suzuki on the Swedish Rally, claiming seventh position and the team's best result to date - scoring two driver points and three manufacturer points. Following on from P-G Andersson's result in Monte Carlo two weeks ago, this ...

Solid points finish for Petter Subaru Solid points finish for Petter The Subaru World Rally Team entry of Petter Solberg and Phil Mills finished the Swedish Rally in fourth overall after the final day of gravel-strewn forest roads. Chris Atkinson and Stéphane Prévot continued to climb the rankings to collect an all-important Manufacturers’ champio...

Sat February 9, 2008

Galli slides into a podium spot Ford Galli slides into a podium spot A day of mixed fortunes for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team has left both its blue and green liveried cars inside the top-five at this weekend’s Uddeholm Swedish Rally, round two of the FIA World Rally Championship....

Petter up to 4th after day two Subaru Petter up to 4th after day two The Subaru World Rally Team entry of Petter Solberg/Phil Mills finished the second day of the Swedish Rally having climbed to fourth place overall. Team-mates Chris Atkinson/Stéphane Prévot steadily battled their way through the field focusing on gaining manufacturer points at th...

Toni keeps it in the points WRC Toni keeps it in the points At the end of the second day of the Swedish Rally, flying Finn Toni Gardemeister has maintained Suzuki's points-scoring pace on the event so far. Gardemeister's SX4 WRC returns to parc ferme in Karlstad occupying eighth place, although it has not been an entirely straightfo...

Five Focus' in the top six Ford Five Focus' in the top six BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team continued to dominate the Swedish Rally today to maintain first and second positions with one day of this second round of the FIA World Rally Championship remaining. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila retained the lead in their Ford Focus RS...

Strong comeback for Dani Sordo Citroen Strong comeback for Dani Sordo The second day of the 2008 Swedish Rally saw Dani Sordo/Marc Martí and their Citroën C4 WRC produce a spectacular comeback from overnight 18th to 7th overall this evening which, as things stand, is worth four Manufacturers' points for Citroën. The second C4 WRC posted two f...

S leg2 update, Loeb withdrawn WRC S leg2 update, Loeb withdrawn Sébastien Loeb has been withdrawn from the Rally Sweden. At mid day service leg2 an engine problem has been diagnosed. It could be down to the roll before, where he damaged the intercooler. On the other hand the symptoms were similar to Sordo's retirement in Monte Carlo....

S SS11, PWRC battle WRC S SS11, PWRC battle At mid day leg2, half way of the rally, the more interesting fights seem further down the field. Patrick Sandell in the Peugeot 207 S2000 leads PWRC but his lead shrank to just 4.2s. He fills the last points position in 8th overall, but this may not stay like that....

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WRC S SS14 - Sandell spins at leg end @ 03:44 PM - Front looks calm and unfortunately on the last stage of leg2 the big battle for PWRC honours has ended too. Patrick Sandell in the 207 S2000 lost over 3min when spinning into deep snow and getting stuck. Unofficial provisional positions after SS14/leg2: 1 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, 2h03m52s8; 2 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +49s8; 3 - Galli/Bernacchini, Ford, +1m35s9; 4 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m41s9; 5 - Wilson/Martin, Ford, +4m37s6; 6 - Mikkelsen/Floene, Ford, +4m48s1; 7 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +6m51s9; 8 - Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +8m49s3; 9 - Hänninen/Markkula, Mitsubishi, +8m52s7; 10 - Ketomaa/Teiskönen, Subaru, +10m00s8

WRC S SS11 - drivers and stages drop out @ 11:37 AM - Henning Solberg retired SS11 for unconfirmed reason, Toni Gardemeister lost time for hydraulic and transmission problems, Ostberg suspension and punctures, 207 S2000 now in points (read seperate message), SS12 cancelled for poor soggy road conditions. Unofficial provisional positions after SS11: 1 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, 1h38m44s; 2 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +53s9; 3 - Galli/Bernacchini, Ford, +1m22s3; 4 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +2m34s; 5 - Wilson/Martin, Ford, +3m57s7; 6 - Mikkelsen/Floene, Ford, +4m23s7; 7 - Sordo/Marti, Citroen, +6m53s; 8 - Sandell/Axelsson, Peugeot, +6m59s2; 9 - Hänninen/Markkula, Mitsubishi, +7m03s4; 10 - Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +8m00s8

Fri February 8, 2008

Toni in the points after day one WRC Toni in the points after day one On just the second event of its full World Rally Championship career, Toni Gardemeister has driven the Suzuki SX4 WRC to a promising eighth position after day one of the Swedish Rally....

Latvala dominates day one in Sweden Ford Latvala dominates day one in Sweden BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team dominated the opening day of the Swedish Rally to hold first and second tonight. Finns Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila produced a stellar performance to win all six of the traditional forest speed tests in their Ford Focus RS World Rally C...

All Stobart Fords in the points Ford All Stobart Fords in the points After one complete day of the Uddeholm Swedish Rally, round two of the FIA World Rally Championship, all three Stobart VK M-Sport Ford crews nestle in point scoring positions with Henning Solberg/Cato Menkerud leading the way on a podium spot in third. Gigi Galli/Giovanni Bernacc...

Strong start for Petter in Sweden Subaru Strong start for Petter in Sweden The Subaru World Rally Team entry of Petter Solberg and Phil Mills finished a treacherous first day of the Swedish Rally in a solid fifth overall. Team-mates Chris Atkinson and Stéphane Prévot were early victims to the challenging conditions when a spin on the narrow routes dropp...

Loeb leaves the road on day one Citroen Loeb leaves the road on day one The opening leg of the 2008 Swedish Rally saw Citroën C4 WRC crew Dani Sordo and Marc Martí complete today's stages in 7th place in the classification for drivers eligible to score Manufacturers' points. An 'off' on the day's third test put an end to the run of S...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC S leg1 - Latvala in force @ 03:50 PM - Impressive Latvala wins every (real) stage today, while Hirvonen suffers from being 1st on road. Loeb gave up for accident damage. Unofficial provisional positions after SS7/leg1: 1 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, 1h02m03s7; 2 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +48s; 3 - H.Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +56s6; 4 - Galli/Bernacchini, Ford, +1m03s4; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m45s6; 6 - Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +2m12s1; 7 - Wilson/Martin, Ford, +2m54s5; 8 - Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +3m15s5; 9 - Mikkelsen/Floene, Ford, +4m; 10 - Sandell/Axelsson, Peugeot, +5m04s8

WRC S SS4 - Loeb off road @ 11:17 AM - Hectic start to Rally Sweden. Atkinson off in SS3, Loeb off in SS4, Suzuki with technical problems (tho that's not really news), Latvala wins all 3 stages, in SS4 beating his team mate by 18s! Unofficial provisional positions after SS4: 1 - Latvala/Anttila, Ford, 31m46s8; 2 - Hirvonen/Lehtinen, Ford, +24s; 3 - H.Solberg/Menkerud, Ford, +33s3; 4 - Galli/Bernacchini, Ford, +49s3; 5 - Solberg/Mills, Subaru, +1m02s7; 6 - Gardemeister/Tuominen, Suzuki, +1m24s3; 7 - Wilson/Martin, Ford, +1m32s7; 8 - Ostberg/Unnerud, Subaru, +1m36s8; 9 - Mikkelsen/Floene, Ford, +1m38s4; 10 - Sandell/Axelsson, Peugeot, +2m41s5 ... 23rd Loeb, 38th Sordo, 46th Atkinson.

Thu February 7, 2008

Safe start for Suzuki WRC Safe start for Suzuki The Swedish Rally – round two of the World Rally Championship – got underway this evening with one lap of the 1.9 kilometre spectator superspecial stage on the trotting track just outside Karlstad. Suzuki SX4 WRC driver Toni Gardemeister set nine fastest time, while his team m...

Tue February 5, 2008

SYMS takes on the challenge of Sweden Subaru SYMS takes on the challenge of Sweden The SYMS World Rally Team will run local hero Patrik Flodin on the Swedish Rally, who has secured a 'wild card' entry for the opening round of this year's FIA Production car World Rally Championship....

Mon February 4, 2008

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Suzuki aim for more points in Sweden WRC Suzuki aim for more points in Sweden After racking up a World Championship point and proving itself capable of setting top six stage times on its full season debut in Monte Carlo, the Suzuki World Rally Team heads to Sweden with the aim of bringing both SX4 WRCs to a points finish....

Fri February 1, 2008

Subaru come out fighting for Sweden Subaru Subaru come out fighting for Sweden The Subaru World Rally Team heads to the long and winding forest routes of Rally Sweden ready to tackle the challenge of all-out sideways action as crews wrestle their machines across sheet ice. The only specialist snow rally of the year, it is one of the fastest and most competi...

Seb ready for 100th start Citroen Seb ready for 100th start Although ice and snow was once again absent from the stages of this year's Monte Carlo Rally, wintry conditions shouldn't escape the Swedish Rally, the second round of the 2008 World Rally Championship. For the calendar's only all-out winter fixture, Citroën Total has ...

Stobart in the podium hunt for Sweden Ford Stobart in the podium hunt for Sweden Next week sees the second round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship as crews head north for the Uddeholm Swedish Rally. After a superb start to proceedings in Monte-Carlo last week the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team will be looking to continue its current form on the ...

Hirvonen aiming for Swedish win Ford Hirvonen aiming for Swedish win Next week's Swedish Rally (7 - 10 February) lays claim to the tag of being the most specialised round of the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship by virtue of its date in the middle of the Scandinavian winter. And despite the vagaries of climate change which each year inspire pr...

Sun January 27, 2008

Results and Sweden entries WRC Results and Sweden entries The season opener is just finished. Please look around the top of front page Monte Carlo links for results. Championship points (unofficial and provisional) can be found in the top menu "points". We already have the Rally Sweden entry list up (below). This rally should provide us...

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