2018 Rally Sweden

The 2018 Rally Sweden (formally known as the Rally Sweden 2018)[1] was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 15 and 18 February 2018.[2] It marked the sixty-sixth running of Rally Sweden, and was the second round of the 2018 World Rally Championship and its support categories, the WRC-2 and WRC-3 championships.[3] It was also the first round of the Junior World Rally Championship.[4] The event, which was based in the town of Torsby in Värmland County, was contested over nineteen special stages totalling a competitive distance of 314.25 km (195.27 mi).[5]

2018 Rally Sweden
66. Rally Sweden
Round 2 of 13 in the 2018 World Rally Championship
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Hyundai vinner Rally Sweden 1.jpg
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul on the podium with Hyundai.
Host country Sweden /  Norway
Rally baseSweden Torsby, Värmland
Dates run15 – 18 February 2018
Start locationKarlstad trotting track, Karlstad
Finish locationTorsby, Värmland
Stages19 (314.25 km; 195.27 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel and snow
Transport distance1,086.28 km (674.98 miles)
Overall distance1,400.79 km (870.41 miles)
Results
Overall winnerBelgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
2:52:13.1
WRC-2 winnerJapan Takamoto Katsuta
Finland Marko Salminen
Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing
3:01:27.5
WRC-3 winnerSweden Denis Rådström
Sweden Johan Johansson
Sweden Denis Rådström
3:16:26.0
Power Stage winnerFinland Esapekka Lappi
Finland Janne Ferm
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
Crews registered68
Crews66 at start, 59 at finish

Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila were the defending rally winners.[6] Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul were the rally winners. Their team, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT, were the manufacturers' winners.[7] The Belgian also became only the third non-Nordic driver to win the event after the nine-time world champion, Sébastien Loeb, and the defending world champion, Sébastien Ogier.[8] The Tommi Mäkinen Racing crew of Takamoto Katsuta and Marko Salminen won the World Rally Championship-2 category in a Ford Fiesta R5, while Swedish crew Denis Rådström and Johan Johansson won the World Rally Championship-3 and Junior World Rally Championship.[9][10]

BackgroundEdit

Championship standings prior to the eventEdit

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia entered the round with an eight-point lead in the World Championships for Drivers and Co-drivers. In the World Championship for Manufacturers, M-Sport Ford WRT and Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT held a fifteen-point lead over Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT.

Entry listEdit

The following crews were entered into the rally. The event was open to crews competing in the World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2, World Rally Championship-3 and Junior World Rally Championships. The final entry list consisted of fourteen World Rally Car entries, fifteen in the World Rally Championship-2, and fifteen entries in the World Rally Championship-3, twelve of which were eligible to score points in the Junior World Rally Championship.

No. Entrant Driver Co-Driver Car Tyre
World Rally Car entries
1   M-Sport Ford WRT   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC M
2   M-Sport Ford WRT   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC M
3   M-Sport Ford WRT   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula Ford Fiesta WRC M
4   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
5   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
6   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Hayden Paddon   Sebastian Marshall Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
7   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC M
8   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC M
9   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC M
10   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC M
11   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Craig Breen   Scott Martin Citroën C3 WRC M
12   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Mads Østberg   Torstein Eriksen Citroën C3 WRC M
14   Henning Solberg   Henning Solberg   Cato Menkerud Ford Fiesta WRC M
21   Yazeed Racing   Yazeed Al Rajhi   Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
World Rally Championship-2 entries
31   Škoda Motorsport   Pontus Tidemand   Jonas Andersson Škoda Fabia R5 M
32   Škoda Motorsport   Ole Christian Veiby   Stig Rune Skjærmoen Škoda Fabia R5 M
33   Printsport   Łukasz Pieniążek   Przemysław Mazur Škoda Fabia R5 M
34   Hyundai Motorsport   Jari Huttunen   Antti Linnaketo Hyundai i20 R5 M
35   Tommi Mäkinen Racing   Hiroki Arai   Glenn MacNeall Ford Fiesta R5 P
36   Tommi Mäkinen Racing   Takamoto Katsuta   Marko Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 P
38   S.A. Motorsport Italia Srl   Umberto Scandola   Andrea Gaspari Škoda Fabia R5 D
39   TAIF Motorsport   Radik Shaymiev   Maxim Tsvetkov Ford Fiesta R5 P
40   Kevin Abbring   Kevin Abbring   Pieter Tsjoen Ford Fiesta R5 P
41   Fredrik Åhlin   Fredrik Åhlin   Joakim Sjöberg Škoda Fabia R5 D
42   Mattias Adielsson   Mattias Adielsson   Andreas Johansson Škoda Fabia R5 P
43   Toksport World Rally Team   Janne Tuohino   Reeta Hämäläinen Škoda Fabia R5 P
44   Lars Stugemo   Lars Stugemo   Kalle Lexe Škoda Fabia R5 P
45   Toksport World Rally Team   Jarmo Berg   Rami Suorsa Škoda Fabia R5 P
46   Gianluca Linari   Gianluca Linari   Nicola Arena Ford Fiesta R5 P
World Rally Championship-3 entries
61   Emil Bergkvist   Emil Bergkvist   Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T P
62   Terry Folb   Terry Folb   Christopher Guieu Ford Fiesta R2T P
63   Denis Rådström   Denis Rådström   Johan Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T P
65   OT Racing   Ken Torn   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T P
66   ADAC Sachsen   Julius Tannert   Jürgen Heigl Ford Fiesta R2T P
67   Callum Devine   Callum Devine   Keith Moriarty Ford Fiesta R2T P
68   David Holder   David Holder   Jason Farmer Ford Fiesta R2T P
69   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon Ford Fiesta R2T P
70   ACI Team Italia   Luca Bottarelli   Manuel Fenoli Ford Fiesta R2T P
71   Théo Chalal   Théo Chalal   Jacques-Julien Renucci Ford Fiesta R2T P
72   Tom Williams   Tom Williams   Phil Hall Ford Fiesta R2T P
73   Emilio Fernández   Emilio Fernández   Joaquin Riquelme Ford Fiesta R2T P
74   Enrico Oldrati   Enrico Oldrati   Danilo Fappani Ford Fiesta R2T P
75   Go+Cars Atlas Ward   Yuriy Protasov   Pavlo Cherepin Citroën DS3 R3T M
76   Taisko Lario   Taisko Lario   Tatu Hämäläinen Peugeot 208 R2 M
Other major entries
81   Tommi Mäkinen Racing   Jarkko Nikara   Sayaka Adachi Ford Fiesta R5 P
83   Nil Solans   Nil Solans   Miquel Ibáñez Sotos Ford Fiesta R5 D
102   Kristoffersson Motorsport   Johan Kristoffersson   Patrik Barth Škoda Fabia R5 P
Source:[1][11]
Notes

ReportEdit

ThursdayEdit

Ott Tänak drove a Yaris, defeated Thierry Neuville in their head-to-head heat on snow roads and stopped the clocks 0.3 second faster than Latvala, who beat Mads Østberg in their battle by 0.3 second. The Norwegian was impressive on his Citroën C3 debut to hold third as competitors headed north to Torsby for an overnight halt. Kris Meeke, driving another C3, and Hyundai i20 pilot Andreas Mikkelsen were tied in fourth, a further 0.3 second behind, while Neuville completed the top six. Toyota's Esapekka Lappi and championship leader Sébastien Ogier lost time after running wide on the same corner near the finish. They were eighth and ninth respectively but just 2.9 seconds off the pace.

FridayEdit

The early starters lost time ploughing a clean route though fresh snow. Championship leader Sébastien Ogier was the first on the road. He was struggle with the grip all day and conceded almost three minutes en route to twelfth. So were Ott Tänak and Jari-Matti Latvala. The Toyota teammates separated by eighth and ninth. Craig Breen was third on the board, and the Irishman was delighted with his form with two afternoon stages wins. Teammate Mads Østberg was 0.5 second further back. Lying sixth after last night's curtain-raising speed test, Thierry Neuville moved his i20 to the front on this morning's second stage and held off a chasing pack which had the advantage of better conditions. Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen, who started further behind, had a trouble free day while Hayden Paddon running out of the top three to make Hyundai 1-2-3.

SaturdayEdit

Thierry Neuville was the rally leader, but the gap between him and his main opponent was not big enough, especially for the Citroën driver, Craig Breen, who was eager to claim his first WRC victory. The Irish driver have once narrowed the gap to less than five seconds. However, the Hyundai star set four fastest stage times to build a 22.7-second lead, though he suffered a paddle shift gearchange system issue at the opening stage. Teammate Andreas Mikkelsen finished third after a spin today which made him dropped from second to fourth place, 9.3 seconds behind Breen. Hayden Paddon's car set-up was unsuited to this morning's forest roads. The New Zealander stuck on the inside of a hairpin in the final stage, which made him lost some time. He ended the day 16.6 seconds behind Mikkelsen. Mads Østberg changed his C3's settings to improve his car's balance but the switches affected his confidence and he reversed the adjustments. There was also an accident in SS13. Kris Meeke nosed into a snow bank but lost engine power when he regained the road. He stopped to clean snow from his Citroën's cooling system and as Ott Tänak tried to overtake in a narrow section, the two cars collided and the Estonian's Toyota Yaris bounced into a ditch. That ended with the Briton's retirement and made five-time world champion Sébastien Ogier finally get into the top ten.

SundayEdit

With a comfortable lead, Thierry Neuville finally eased through Sunday's final three speed tests to head Ireland's Craig Breen, driving a Citroën C3, for whom second was a career-best result. Andreas Mikkelsen finished third after a spun at exactly the same point as Neuville. Esapekka Lappi fought back and gained two places in the final three stages to finish fourth, 17.5 seconds adrift of Mikkelsen, after he plunged down the order after burying his Toyota Yaris in a snow bank. A final stage mistake from Hayden Paddon cost him a place. The Kiwi stalled his i20 a couple of kilometres from the finish and trailed the Finn by 8.6 seconds. After only a day's pre-event testing, Mads Østberg was sixth on his debut drive in a C3. Jari-Matti Latvala finished seventh after being delayed by a troublesome front differential and adverse road conditions. Fellow Finn Teemu Suninen was eighth in a Ford Fiesta, the highest place among M-Sport World Rally Team drivers. Ott Tänak and Monte-Carlo winner Sébastien Ogier dropped lot of time in Friday's opening leg as they ploughed a path through deep snow. They were unable to regain lost ground and finished ninth and tenth respectively.[8]

ClassificationEdit

Top ten finishersEdit

The following crews finished the rally in each class's top ten.[a]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Stage
Overall classification
1 1 5   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:52:13.1 0.0 25 2
2 2 11   Craig Breen   Scott Martin   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 2:52:32.9 +19.8 18 0
3 3 4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:52:41.4 +28.3 15 3
4 4 9   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:52:58.9 +45.8 12 5
5 5 6   Hayden Paddon   Sebastian Marshall   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:53:07.5 +54.4 10 0
6 6 12   Mads Østberg   Torstein Eriksen   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 2:53:28.4 +1:15.3 8 0
7 7 7   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:54:18.0 +2:04.9 6 0
8 8 3   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 2:55:05.3 +2:52.2 4 0
9 9 8   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:55:57.5 +3:44.4 2 1
10 10 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 3:00:58.5 +8:45.4 1 4
World Rally Championship-2
12 1 35   Takamoto Katsuta   Marko Salminen   Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 3:01:27.5 0.0 25
13 2 31   Pontus Tidemand   Jonas Andersson   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:01:32.0 +4.5 18
14 3 32   Ole Christian Veiby   Stig Rune Skjærmoen   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:01:58.0 +30.5 15
15 4 42   Mattias Adielsson   Andreas Johansson   Mattias Adielsson Škoda Fabia R5 3:03:16.8 +1:49.3 12
16 5 43   Janne Tuohino   Reeta Hämäläinen   Toksport World Rally Team Škoda Fabia R5 3:03:57.4 +2:29.9 10
18 6 34   Jari Huttunen   Antti Linnaketo   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 R5 3:06:29.6 +5:02.6 8
20 7 36   Hiroki Arai   Glenn MacNeall   Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 3:09:07.7 +7:40.2 6
28 8 44   Lars Stugemo   Kalle Lexe   Lars Stugemo Škoda Fabia R5 3:21:17.8 +19:50.3 4
38 9 33   Łukasz Pieniążek   Przemysław Mazur   Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:27:33.7 +26:06.2 2
46 10 45   Jarmo Berg   Rami Suorsa   Toksport World Rally Team Škoda Fabia R5 3:36:39.9 +35:12.4 1
World Rally Championship-3
23 1 63   Denis Rådström   Johan Johansson   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:26.0 0.0 25
24 2 61   Emil Bergkvist   Ola Fløene   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:33.3 +7.3 18
27 3 66   Julius Tannert   Jürgen Heigl   ADAC Sachsen Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:09.2 +4:43.2 15
29 4 69   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:18.7 +4:52.7 12
31 5 62   Terry Folb   Christopher Guieu   Terry Folb Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:20.2 +4:54.2 10
33 6 75   Yuriy Protasov   Pavlo Cherepin   Go+Cars Atlas Ward Citroën DS3 R3T 3:22:49.1 +6:23.1 8
34 7 67   Callum Devine   Keith Moriarty   Callum Devine Ford Fiesta R2T 3:22:53.9 +6:27.9 6
37 8 76   Taisko Lario   Tatu Hämäläinen   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 3:27:03.3 +10:37.3 4
42 9 73   Emilio Fernández   Joaquin Riquelme   Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 3:31:28.1 +15:02.1 2
43 10 70   Luca Bottarelli   Manuel Fenoli   ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T 3:32:09.9 +15:43.9 1
Junior World Rally Championship
23 1 63   Denis Rådström   Johan Johansson   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:26.0 0.0 25 9
24 2 61   Emil Bergkvist   Ola Fløene   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:33.3 +7.3 18 5
27 3 66   Julius Tannert   Jürgen Heigl   ADAC Sachsen Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:09.2 +4:43.2 15 0
29 4 69   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:18.7 +4:52.7 12 0
31 5 62   Terry Folb   Christopher Guieu   Terry Folb Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:20.2 +4:54.2 10 0
34 6 67   Callum Devine   Keith Moriarty   Callum Devine Ford Fiesta R2T 3:22:53.9 +6:27.9 8 0
42 7 73   Emilio Fernández   Joaquin Riquelme   Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 3:31:28.1 +15:02.1 6 1
43 8 70   Luca Bottarelli   Manuel Fenoli   ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T 3:32:09.9 +15:43.9 4 0
45 9 68   David Holder   Jason Farmer   David Holder Ford Fiesta R2T 3:35:42.7 +19:16.7 2 0
51 10 72   Tom Williams   Phil Hall   Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2T 4:05:11.2 +48:45.2 1 0
Source:[12][13]

Other notable finishersEdit

The following notable crews finished the rally outside top ten.[a]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Time Points
Event Class Stage
14 14 2   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 3:02:00.5 0
45 11 68   David Holder   Jason Farmer   David Holder Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3 3:35:42.7
49 11 38   Umberto Scandola   Andrea Gaspari   S.A. Motorsport Italia Srl Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 4:02:34.4
51 12 72   Tom Williams   Phil Hall   Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3 4:05:11.2
52 12 46   Gianluca Linari   Nicola Arena   Gianluca Linari Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:05:46.4
53 11 71   Théo Chalal   Jacques-Julien Renucci   Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T J-WRC 4:10:26.2 0
13 WRC-3
54 12 65   Ken Torn   Kuldar Sikk   OT Racing Ford Fiesta R2T J-WRC 4:12:18.4 4
14 WRC-3
Source:[12][13]

Special stagesEdit

Overall classification
Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Class leader
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:17.3 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 1:32.7   Ott Tänak
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 10:32.7
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 13:16.4   Thierry Neuville
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:18.5
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km   Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:19.5
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km   Craig Breen Citroën C3 WRC 13:17.3
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km   Craig Breen Citroën C3 WRC 10:06.1
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km   Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 6:23.8
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 10:02.0
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 12:58.2
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:35.9
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km   Craig Breen Citroën C3 WRC 9:55.3
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 12:44.5
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:28.2
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 1:34.7
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:32.7
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 11:11.8
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km   Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris WRC 11:15.0
SS19 Torsby 2 [Power stage] 9.56 km   Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris WRC 6:01.2
World Rally Championship-2
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km   Mattias Adielsson Škoda Fabia R5 4:31.9 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km   Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 1:36.8   Pontus Tidemand
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km   Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 11:06.2   Takamoto Katsuta
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km   Jari Huttunen
  Takamoto Katsuta
Hyundai i20 R5
Ford Fiesta R5
14:00.9
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km   Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 10:57.9
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km   Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 10:54.6
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km   Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 13:53.0
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 10:41.0
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km   Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 6:41.3
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km   Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 10:42.1   Pontus Tidemand
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km   Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 13:39.9   Takamoto Katsuta
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km   Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 8:57.9
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km   Hiroki Arai Ford Fiesta R5 10:28.6
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km   Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 13:32.7
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km   Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 8:52.9
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km   Janne Tuohino
  Takamoto Katsuta
Škoda Fabia R5
Ford Fiesta R5
1:38.7
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 2:37.6
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km   Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 12:03.1
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km   Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 11:47.8
SS19 Torsby 2 9.56 km   Jari Huttunen Hyundai i20 R5 6:18.2
World Rally Championship-3
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km   Yuriy Protasov Citroën DS3 R3T 4:50.9 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.6   Denis Rådström
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 12:09.1   Emil Bergkvist
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 15:12.4   Denis Rådström
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 11:41.4   Emil Bergkvist
  Denis Rådström
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:43.5   Denis Rådström
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 14:58.4
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 11:30.4
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 7:14.8   Emil Bergkvist
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:34.7   Denis Rådström
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 14:54.5
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 9:38.4
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km   Yuriy Protasov Citroën DS3 R3T 11:15.1
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 14:38.9
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 9:32.1
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.4
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km   Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 2:52.3
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 13:06.4
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 12:58.9
SS19 Torsby 2 9.56 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 6:49.1
Junior World Rally Championship
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 4:55.1 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.6   Denis Rådström
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 12:09.1   Emil Bergkvist
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 15:12.4   Denis Rådström
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 11:41.4   Emil Bergkvist
  Denis Rådström
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:43.5   Denis Rådström
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 14:58.4
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 11:30.4
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 7:14.8   Emil Bergkvist
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:34.7   Denis Rådström
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 14:57.0
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 9:38.4
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:19.2
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 14:39.0
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km   Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 9:32.8
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.4
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km   Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 2:52.3
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 13:06.4
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 12:58.9
SS19 Torsby 2 9.56 km   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 6:49.1

Power stageEdit

The Power stage was a 9.56 km stage at the end of the rally. Additional World Championship points were awarded to the five fastest crews.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Diff. Pts.
1   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC 6:01.2 0.0 5
2   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC 6:02.5 +1.3 4
3   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 6:03.1 +1.9 3
4   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 6:04.4 +3.2 2
5   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 6:06.4 +5.2 1

J-WRC stage winning crewsEdit

Junior World Rally Championship crews scored additional points. Each of the fastest stage time was awarded with one bonus point.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Pts.
1   Denis Rådström   Johan Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 9
2   Emil Bergkvist   Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 5
3   OT Racing   Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 4
4   Emilio Fernández   Joaquin Riquelme Ford Fiesta R2T 1

PenaltiesEdit

The following notable crews were given time penalty during the rally.[a]

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Reason Penalty
SS2 39   Radik Shaymiev   Maxim Tsvetkov   TAIF Motorsport Ford Fiesta WRC WRC-2 1 minute late 0:10
SS3 71   Théo Chalal   Jacques-Julien Renucci   Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC 6 minutes late 1:00
SS4 14   Henning Solberg   Cato Menkerud   Henning Solberg Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2 minutes late 0:20
SS4 38   Umberto Scandola   Andrea Gaspari   S.A. Motorsport Italia Srl Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 17 minutes late 2:50
SS4 72   Tom Williams   Phil Hall   Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC 7 minutes late 1:10
SS11 71   Théo Chalal   Jacques-Julien Renucci   Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC 3 minutes late 0:30
SS13 71   Théo Chalal   Jacques-Julien Renucci   Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC 1 minute late 0:10
SS15 45   Lars Stugemo   Kalle Lexe   Lars Stugemo Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 8 minutes late 1:20
SS16 14   Henning Solberg   Cato Menkerud   Henning Solberg Ford Fiesta WRC WRC Stewards decision 5:00
SS18 68   David Holder   Jason Farmer   David Holder Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Jump start 0:10
SS19 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 25 minutes late 4:10
SS19 2   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 26 minutes late 4:20
SS19 33   Łukasz Pieniążek   Przemysław Mazur   Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Used more tyres than allowed 2:00

RetirementsEdit

The following notable crews retired from the event. Under Rally2 regulations, they were eligible to re-enter the event starting from the next leg. Crews that re-entered were given an additional time penalty.[a]

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Cause Re-entry
SS3 46   Gianluca Linari   Nicola Arena   Gianluca Linari Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Off road Yes
SS4 71   Théo Chalal   Jacques-Julien Renucci   Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Accident No
SS8 33   Łukasz Pieniążek   Przemysław Mazur   Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Off road Yes
SS9 65   Ken Torn   Kuldar Sikk   OT Racing Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Off road Yes
SS10 38   Umberto Scandola   Andrea Gaspari   S.A. Motorsport Italia Srl Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Mechanical No
SS11 39   Radik Shaymiev   Maxim Tsvetkov   TAIF Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Off road No
SS13 40   Kevin Abbring   Pieter Tsjoen   Kevin Abbring Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Accident No
SS14 10   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC Collision Yes
SS14 41   Fredrik Åhlin   Joakim Sjöberg   Fredrik Åhlin Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Retired No
SS19 10   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC Withdrawn No
SS19 21   Yazeed Al Rajhi   Michael Orr   Yazeed Racing Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC Withdrawn No

Championship standings after the rallyEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Only crews contesting the World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2 and World Rally Championship-3 are listed.

ReferencesEdit

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