Sunday, November 27, 2022
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Rovanperä K.

Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) won the Rally Sweden 2022 second round of the World Rally Championship. Rovanperä's main competitors, Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1), were eliminated in the first Sunday of the CE 16.
In the final stage on Saturday's last turn, Evans left the track hit in the snow and subsequently hit a mobile pole for track lighting and cut off the final light.
However, he finished on an alternative route, but was penalized with 10 seconds, which for the small lead in the battle with Rovanperä seemed a lot.
In the end, Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) won with a 22.0 second lead over Neuville T. / Wydaeghe M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1), who managed to make their best ranking in a long time .
Third place went to Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) at +30.6 seconds.
Power stage today was taken by Tänak Ott / Järveoja M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1), who had nothing to lose and drove at full throttle. In the general classification Tänak is 19th.
Mikkelsen A. / Eriksen T. (Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo) finished first in RC2.
Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne came out on top in the championship with 46 points, and the absence of Ogier and Loeb allowed Rovanperä to break ahead of Neuville 32 points.


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Rovanperä K.

Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) continue to lead after the end of the second day of Rally Sweden.
Yesterday, in the second part of the day, Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) and Neuville T. / Wydaeghe M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) took the lead.
Rovanperä managed to maintain their leading position today, as in stage 12 Elfyn Evans was only 1.2 seconds behind Rovanperä.
After the second day and a total of 15 stages of the Finns' lead over Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) is 8.3 seconds. The third position is for Neuville T. / Wydaeghe M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) at +21.7 seconds. Quite close after the Belgian are Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1), who will fight tomorrow to enter the podium or even more in the remaining 4 stages until the final.
In the RC2 category, the Norwegians Mikkelsen A. / Eriksen T. (Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo) were first, followed by the other Norwegians Veiby O. / Skjærmoen S. (Volkswagen Polo Gti R5) just 10.9 seconds behind Mikkelsen.


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After the first three stages of Rally Sweden, the second round of the World Rally Championship, the Finns Rovanperä K.

After the first three stages of Rally Sweden, the second round of the World Rally Championship, the Finns Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) took the lead.
Surprisingly, Solberg Oliver / Edmondson E. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) finished second after the 3rd stage today at 10.4 behind the drivers. Third place is for Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1), who are just 0.8 seconds behind Oliver Solberg.
After etheric problems for Neuville T. / Wydaeghe M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1), still fourth place only at +12.2 after the drivers.
The fight is currently entirely between Toyota and Hyundai, with Ford teams in 9th and 10th place, among others. Immediately after them is the first crew of the RC2, Veiby O. / Skjærmoen S. (Volkswagen Polo Gti R5).
Breen Craig / Nagle Paul (Ford Puma Rally1) was eliminated in the second gear stage after leaving the track. They were moving to 7th position.
Sebastien Ogier misses Rally Sweden this year.
4 more stages are planned until the end of today.
Traditionally for Sweden, a lot of snow and very cold with temperatures reaching -20C.


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