Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Rovanpera took the lead in Rally Sweden after the third special stage


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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