2020 Rally Sweden

The 2020 Rally Sweden (also known as the Rally Sweden 2020) (Swedish: Svenska Rallyt 2020) was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 13 and 16 February 2020.[2] It marked the sixty-eighth running of Rally Sweden and was the second round of the 2020 World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2 and World Rally Championship-3. It was also the first round of the Junior World Rally Championship. The 2020 event was based in the town of Torsby in Värmland County and consists of eleven special stages. The rally was scheduled to cover a total competitive distance of 301.26 km (187.19 mi),[3] but was shortened to 171.64 km (106.65 mi) due to a lack of snow.[1]

2020 Rally Sweden
68. Rally Sweden
Round 2 of 13 in the 2020 World Rally Championship
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A lack of snow forced the rally to be shortened.
Host country Sweden
Rally baseTorsby, Värmland
Dates run13 – 16 February 2020
Start locationKarlstad trotting track, Karlstad
Finish locationTorsby, Värmland
Stages10 (169.74 km; 105.47 miles)[1][a]
Stage surfaceSnow
Transport distance643.83 km (400.06 miles)
Overall distance815.47 km (506.71 miles)
Results
Overall winnerUnited Kingdom Elfyn Evans
United Kingdom Scott Martin
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
1:11:43.1
WRC-2 winnerNorway Mads Østberg
Norway Torstein Eriksen
France PH-Sport
1:15:53.1
WRC-3 winnerFinland Jari Huttunen
Finland Mikko Lukka
1:15:46.1
J-WRC winnerSweden Tom Kristensson
Sweden Joakim Sjöberg
Sweden Tom Kristensson Motorsport
1:22:51.3
Power Stage winnerFinland Kalle Rovanperä
Finland Jonne Halttunen
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
10:55.1
Crews registered55
Crews46 at start, 42 at finish

Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja were the defending rally winners. Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, the team they drove for in 2019, were the defending manufacturers' winners.[4] Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen were the defending winners in the World Rally Championship-2 category.[5][b] Ole Christian Veiby and Jonas Andersson were the reigning World Rally Championship-3 winners, but are not defending their WRC-3 title as they joined the WRC-2 category in 2020.[5][c] Tom Kristensson and Henrik Appelskog were the defending winners in the Junior World Rally Championship.[6]

Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin were the overall winners of the rally, winning the Rally Sweden for the first time. Their team, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, were the manufacturers' winners.[7] Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen successfully defended their titles in the WRC-2 category.[8] Jari Huttunen and Mikko Lukka were the winners in the WRC-3 category, while Tom Kristensson and Henrik Appelskog won the junior class.[9][10]

BackgroundEdit

Championship standings prior to the eventEdit

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul entered the round with an eight-point lead over the six-time world champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin were third, a further five points behind. In the World Rally Championship for Manufacturers, defending manufacturers' champions Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT held a two-point lead over Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, followed by M-Sport Ford WRT.

In the World Rally Championship-2 standings, Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen held a seven-point lead ahead of Adrien Fourmaux and Renaud Jamoul in the drivers' and co-drivers' standings respectively, with Nikolay Gryazin and Yaroslav Fedorov in third. In the manufacturer' championship, M-Sport Ford WRT led PH-Sport by five points.

In the World Rally Championship-3 standings, Eric Camilli and François-Xavier Buresi led the drivers' and co-drivers' standings by seven points respectively. Nicolas Ciamin and Yannick Roche were second, with Yoann Bonato and Benjamin Boulloud in third in both standings, a further three points behind.

Entry listEdit

The following crews were entered into the rally. The event was open to crews competing in the World Rally Championship, its support categories, the World Rally Championship-2, World Rally Championship-3, and Junior World Rally Championship and privateer entries that were not registered to score points in any championship. Fifty-five entries were received, with eleven crews entered in World Rally Cars, six Group R5 cars entered in the World Rally Championship-2, sixteen in the World Rally Championship-3, and sixteen crews entered in the Junior World Rally Championship.

No. Driver Co-Driver Entrant Car Tyre
World Rally Championship entries
3   Teemu Suninen   Jarmo Lehtinen   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC M
4   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC M
8   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
10   Jari-Matti Latvala   Juho Hänninen   Latvala Motorsport Toyota Yaris WRC M
11   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
16   Craig Breen   Paul Nagle   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
17   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
18   Takamoto Katsuta   Daniel Barritt   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
19   Deividas Jocius   Mindaugas Varža   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC N/A
33   Elfyn Evans   Scott Martin   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
69   Kalle Rovanperä   Jonne Halttunen   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
World Rally Championship-2 entries
20   Mads Østberg   Torstein Eriksen   PH-Sport[d] Citroën C3 R5 M
21   Nikolay Gryazin   Yaroslav Fedorov   Hyundai Motorsport N[e] Hyundai i20 R5 P
22   Ole Christian Veiby   Jonas Andersson   Hyundai Motorsport N[e] Hyundai i20 R5 P
23   Adrien Fourmaux   Renaud Jamoul   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II M
24   Rhys Yates   James Morgan   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II M
25   Pontus Tidemand   Patrick Barth   Toksport WRT Škoda Fabia R5 Evo M
World Rally Championship-3 entries
26   Johan Kristoffersson   Stig Rune Skjærmoen   Kristoffersson Motorsport Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 P
27   Eerik Pietarinen   Miikka Anttila   Eerik Pietarinen[f] Škoda Fabia R5 Evo P
28   Emil Lindholm   Mikael Korhonen   Emil Lindholm[f] Škoda Fabia R5 Evo M
29   Oliver Solberg   Aaron Johnston   Oliver Solberg[g] Škoda Fabia R5 Evo P
30   Raul Jeets   Andrus Toom   Raul Jeets Škoda Fabia R5 Evo
31   Roland Poom   Ken Järveoja   Roland Poom Ford Fiesta R5 P
32   Andrea Nucita   Bernardo Di Caro   Andrea Nucita Hyundai i20 R5 N/A
34   Filip Mareš   Jan Hloušek   Filip Mareš[h] Škoda Fabia R5 Evo M
35   Michał Sołowow   Maciej Baran   Barlinek Synthos RT Škoda Fabia R5 M
36   Joakim Roman   Alexander Glavsjö Holm   Joakim Roman Škoda Fabia R5 P
37   Paulo Nobre   Gabriel Morales   Paulo Nobre[i] Škoda Fabia R5 N/A
38   Miguel Díaz-Aboitiz   Diego Sanjuan De Eusebio   Miguel Díaz-Aboitiz Škoda Fabia R5 N/A
39   Giacomo Costenaro   Justin Bardini   Giacomo Costenaro Škoda Fabia R5 N/A
40   Alberto Battistolli   Fabrizia Pons   Alberto Battistolli Škoda Fabia R5 N/A
41   Grégoire Munster   Louis Louka   Grégoire Munster Hyundai i20 R5 N/A
58   Jari Huttunen   Mikko Lukka   Jari Huttunen Hyundai i20 R5 M
Junior World Rally Championship entries
42   Tom Kristensson   Joakim Sjöberg   Tom Kristensson Motorsport Ford Fiesta R2 P
43   Mārtiņš Sesks   Renars Francis   LMT Autosporta Akadēmija Ford Fiesta R2 P
44   Ken Torn   Kauri Pannas   Estonian Autosport Junior Team Ford Fiesta R2 P
45   Fabio Andolfi   Stefano Savoia   Fabio Andolfi Ford Fiesta R2 P
46   Sami Pajari   Marko Salminen   Team Flying Finn Ford Fiesta R2 P
47   Raul Baidu   Gabriel Lazar   Raul Baidu Ford Fiesta R2 P
48   Pontus Lönnström   Stefan Gustavsson   Pontus Lönnström Ford Fiesta R2 P
49   Jon Armstrong   Noel O'Sullivan   Jon Armstrong Ford Fiesta R2 P
50   Lauri Joona   Ari Koponen   Lauri Joona Ford Fiesta R2 P
51   Fabrizio Zaldívar   Fernando Mussano   Fabrizio Zaldívar Ford Fiesta R2 P
52   Oscar Solberg   Jim Hjerpe   PS 110% AB Ford Fiesta R2 P
53   Ruairi Bell   Darren Garrod   Ruairi Bell Ford Fiesta R2 P
54   Enrico Oldrati   Elia De Guio   Enrico Oldrati Ford Fiesta R2 P
55   Tommaso Ciuffi   Nicolò Gonella   Tommaso Ciuffi Ford Fiesta R2 P
56   Marco Pollara   Maurizio Messina   Marco Pollara Ford Fiesta R2 P
57   Catie Munnings   Ida Lidebjer-Granberg   Catie Munnings Ford Fiesta R2 P
Other major entries
61   Dennis Rådström   Johan Johansson   Dennis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2 M
Source:[11]

RouteEdit

The brand-new 18.94 km (11.77 mi) Nyckelvattnet stage was introduced into the rally. The Finnskogen stage, which runs across the border in Norway, returned to the itinerary.[12] The Svullrya, Röjden and Rämmen stages, which were featured in the 2019 rally,[13] were not included in the 2020 route.

The route was heavily revised in the week before the rally. Eight stages were cancelled due to unseasonably light snowfall in the region; tyre supplier Pirelli provided teams with studded tyres designed for driving on snow and ice, but without the expected snowfalls, the winter studs would be unable to properly grip the road surface. The changes to the route saw the second leg of the rally cancelled and the first leg split in two and run over separate days.

ReportEdit

World Rally CarsEdit

Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin broke clear in the lead to win the rally.[7] Defending world champions Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja inherited second after Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen dropping vital seconds when he stalled his engine in the final test of Friday. Jari-Matti Latvala made his championship return with ex-driver Juho Hänninen, but they retired from the rally due to mechanical issue.[14]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Event Stage
1 1 33 Elfyn Evans Scott Martin Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 1:11:43.1 0.0 25 0
2 2 8 Ott Tänak Martin Järveoja Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 1:11:55.8 +12.7 18 2
3 3 69 Kalle Rovanperä Jonne Halttunen Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 1:12:03.3 +20.2 15 5
4 4 17 Sébastien Ogier Julien Ingrassia Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 1:12:06.7 +23.6 12 3
5 5 4 Esapekka Lappi Janne Ferm M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 1:12:15.5 +32.4 10 1
6 6 11 Thierry Neuville Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 1:12:16.9 +33.8 8 4
7 7 16 Craig Breen Paul Nagle Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 1:12:44.0 +1:00.9 6 0
8 8 3 Teemu Suninen Jarmo Lehtinen M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 1:13:07.6 +1:24.5 4 0
9 9 18 Takamoto Katsuta Daniel Barritt Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 1:13:42.7 +1:59.6 2 0
Retired SS5 10 Jari-Matti Latvala Juho Hänninen Latvala Motorsport Toyota Yaris WRC Mechanical 0 0
Did not start 19 Deividas Jocius Mindaugas Varža M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC Withdrawn 0 0

Special stagesEdit

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
13 February Skalla [Shakedown 1] 7.21 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Toyota Yaris WRC 3:57.7 N/A
Karlstad SSS [Shakedown 2] 1.90 km Latvala / Hänninen Toyota Yaris WRC 1:26.1
14 February SS1 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Evans / Martin Toyota Yaris WRC 9:43.9 Evans / Martin
SS2 Finnskogen 1 20.68 km Tänak / Järveoja Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:13.4
SS3 Nyckelvattnet 1 18.94 km Evans / Martin Toyota Yaris WRC 9:02.9
SS4 Torsby Sprint 1 2.80 km Tänak / Järveoja Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 1:42.4
15 February SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Evans / Martin Toyota Yaris WRC 9:25.2
SS6 Finnskogen 2 20.68 km Evans / Martin Toyota Yaris WRC 9:53.7
SS7 Nyckelvattnet 2 18.94 km Evans / Martin Toyota Yaris WRC 8:53.1
SS8 Torsby Sprint 2 2.80 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 1:42.4
16 February SS9 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Stage cancelled
SS10 Likenäs 2 [Power Stage] 21.19 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Toyota Yaris WRC 10:55.1 Evans / Martin

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Manufacturers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Manufacturer Points
1   2 Elfyn Evans 42   2 Scott Martin 42   1 Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 73
2   1 Thierry Neuville 42   1 Nicolas Gilsoul 42   1 Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 63
3   1 Sébastien Ogier 37   1 Julien Ingrassia 37   M-Sport Ford WRT 40
4   1 Kalle Rovanperä 30   1 Jonne Halttunen 30
5   1 Esapekka Lappi 24   1 Janne Ferm 24

World Rally Championship-2Edit

Ole Christian Veiby and Jonas Andersson took an early lead, but Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen gained the top sopt after they overcame brake issues to win the class.[15][8]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Event
12 1 20 Mads Østberg Torstein Eriksen PH-Sport Citroën C3 R5 1:15:53.1 +23.4 25 0
13 2 22 Ole Christian Veiby Jonas Andersson Hyundai Motorsport N Hyundai i20 R5 1:16:16.5 +23.4 18 0
15 3 25 Pontus Tidemand Patrick Barth Toksport WRT Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 1:16:30.8 +37.7 15 0
18 4 23 Adrien Fourmaux Renaud Jamoul M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 1:18:59.6 +3:06.5 12 0
19 5 24 Rhys Yates James Morgan M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 1:19:07.3 +3:14.2 10 0
21 6 21 Nikolay Gryazin Yaroslav Fedorov Hyundai Motorsport N Hyundai i20 R5 1:20:03.7 +4:10.6 8 0

Special stagesEdit

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
13 February Skalla [Shakedown 1] 7.21 km Østberg / Eriksen Citroën C3 R5 4:16.1 N/A
Karlstad SSS [Shakedown 2] 1.90 km Tidemand / Barth Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 1:31.0
14 February SS1 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Veiby / Andersson Hyundai i20 R5 10:14.5 Veiby / Andersson
SS2 Finnskogen 1 20.68 km Østberg / Eriksen Citroën C3 R5 10:48.2 Østberg / Eriksen
SS3 Nyckelvattnet 1 18.94 km Østberg / Eriksen Citroën C3 R5 9:38.1
SS4 Torsby Sprint 1 2.80 km Østberg / Eriksen Citroën C3 R5 1:46.6
15 February SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Veiby / Andersson Hyundai i20 R5 10:03.2
SS6 Finnskogen 2 20.68 km Østberg / Eriksen Citroën C3 R5 10:30.8
SS7 Nyckelvattnet 2 18.94 km Østberg / Eriksen Citroën C3 R5 9:25.5
SS8 Torsby Sprint 2 2.80 km Østberg / Eriksen Citroën C3 R5 1:46.8
16 February SS9 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Stage cancelled
SS10 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Østberg / Eriksen Citroën C3 R5 11:29.2 Østberg / Eriksen

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Manufacturers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Manufacturer Points
1   Mads Østberg 50   Torstein Eriksen 50   M-Sport Ford WRT 52
2   Adrien Fourmaux 30   Renaud Jamoul 30   PH-Sport 50
3   Nikolay Gryazin 23   Yaroslav Fedorov 23   Hyundai Motorsport N 41
4   Rhys Yates 22   James Morgan 22 Toksport WRT 15
5   Ole Christian Veiby 18   Jonas Andersson 18

World Rally Championship-3Edit

Emil Lindholm and Mikael Korhonen led WRC-3 after a trouble-free run, but they lost their lead to the eventual category winners Jari Huttunen and Mikko Lukka.[9] Roland Poom and Ken Järveoja retired from the rally with a big accident.[16]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Event
10 1 58 Jari Huttunen Mikko Lukka Jari Huttunen Hyundai i20 R5 1:15:46.1 0.0 25 1
11 2 28 Emil Lindholm Mikael Korhonen Emil Lindholm Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 1:15:51.1 +5.0 18 0
14 3 26 Johan Kristoffersson Stig Rune Skjærmoen Kristoffersson Motorsport Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 1:16:17.4 +31.3 15 0
16 4 27 Eerik Pietarinen Miikka Anttila Eerik Pietarinen Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 1:16:58.3 +1:12.2 12 0
17 5 29 Oliver Solberg Aaron Johnston Oliver Solberg Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 1:18:09.3 +2:23.2 10 0
20 6 34 Filip Mareš Jan Hloušek Filip Mareš Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 1:18:09.3 +3:41.9 8 0
22 7 30 Raul Jeets Andrus Toom Raul Jeets Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 1:19:28.0 +4:37.2 6 0
24 8 35 Michał Sołowow Maciej Baran Barlinek Synthos RT Škoda Fabia R5 1:22:06.0 +6:19.9 4 0
35 9 36 Joakim Roman Alexander Glavsjö Holm Joakim Roman Škoda Fabia R5 1:27:06.1 +11:20.0 2 0
Retired SS3 31 Roland Poom Ken Järveoja Roland Poom Ford Fiesta R5 Accident 0 0
Did not start 32 Andrea Nucita Bernardo Di Caro Andrea Nucita Hyundai i20 R5 Withdrawn 0 0
Did not start 37 Paulo Nobre Gabriel Morales Paulo Nobre Škoda Fabia R5 Withdrawn 0 0
Did not start 38 Miguel Díaz-Aboitiz Diego Sanjuan De Eusebio Miguel Díaz-Aboitiz Škoda Fabia R5 Withdrawn 0 0
Did not start 39 Giacomo Costenaro Justin Bardini Giacomo Costenaro Škoda Fabia R5 Withdrawn 0 0
Did not start 40 Alberto Battistolli Fabrizia Pons Alberto Battistolli Škoda Fabia R5 Withdrawn 0 0
Did not start 41 Grégoire Munster Louis Louka Grégoire Munster Hyundai i20 R5 Withdrawn 0 0

Special stagesEdit

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
13 February Skalla [Shakedown 1] 7.21 km Huttunen / Lukka Hyundai i20 R5 4:15.2 N/A
Karlstad SSS [Shakedown 2] 1.90 km Kristoffersson / Skjærmoen Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 1:30.4
14 February SS1 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Lindholm / Korhonen Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 10:21.3 Lindholm / Korhonen
SS2 Finnskogen 1 20.68 km Lindholm / Korhonen Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 10:47.1
SS3 Nyckelvattnet 1 18.94 km Lindholm / Korhonen Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 9:33.6
SS4 Torsby Sprint 1 2.80 km Huttunen / Lukka Hyundai i20 R5 1:46.2
15 February SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Solberg / Johnston Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 10:04.1
SS6 Finnskogen 2 20.68 km Huttunen / Lukka Hyundai i20 R5 10:26.9
SS7 Nyckelvattnet 2 18.94 km Huttunen / Lukka Hyundai i20 R5 9:21.5 Huttunen / Lukka
SS8 Torsby Sprint 2 2.80 km Huttunen / Lukka Hyundai i20 R5 1:46.4
16 February SS9 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Stage cancelled
SS10 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Kristoffersson / Skjærmoen Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 11:26.8 Huttunen / Lukka

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points
1   Eric Camilli 25   François-Xavier Buresi 25
2 Jari Huttunen 25 Mikko Lukka 25
3   1 Nicolas Ciamin 18   1 Yannick Roche 18
4 Emil Lindholm 18 Mikael Korhonen 18
5   2 Yoann Bonato 15   2 Benjamin Boulloud 15

Junior World Rally ChampionshipEdit

Tom Kristensson and Joakim Sjöberg held a healthy lead throughout the rally to seal the win.[10] Jon Armstrong and Noel O'Sullivan suffered a horrible high-spped crash, but they both walked away unharmed.[17]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Stage
26 1 42 Tom Kristensson Joakim Sjöberg Tom Kristensson Motorsport Ford Fiesta R2 1:22:51.3 0.0 25 3
28 2 43 Mārtiņš Sesks Renars Francis LMT Autosporta Akadēmija Ford Fiesta R2 1:23:29.1 +37.8 18 1
29 3 44 Ken Torn Kauri Pannas Estonian Autosport Junior Team Ford Fiesta R2 1:23:51.7 +1:00.4 15 0
30 4 46 Sami Pajari Marko Salminen Team Flying Finn Ford Fiesta R2 1:24:02.9 +1:11.6 12 1
31 5 47 Raul Baidu Gabriel Lazar Raul Baidu Ford Fiesta R2 1:26:15.1 +3:23.8 10 2
32 6 51 Fabrizio Zaldívar Fernando Mussano Fabrizio Zaldívar Ford Fiesta R2 1:26:45.3 +3:54.0 8 0
33 7 53 Ruairi Bell Darren Garrod Ruairi Bell Ford Fiesta R2 1:26:52.3 +4:01.0 6 0
34 8 48 Pontus Lönnström Stefan Gustavsson Pontus Lönnström Ford Fiesta R2 1:27:05.4 +4:14.1 4 0
36 9 50 Lauri Joona Ari Koponen Lauri Joona Ford Fiesta R2 1:27:06.8 +4:15.5 2 0
37 10 56 Marco Pollara Maurizio Messina Marco Pollara Ford Fiesta R2 1:29:01.5 +6:10.2 1 0
38 11 54 Enrico Oldrati Elia De Guio Enrico Oldrati Ford Fiesta R2 1:29:05.7 +6:14.4 0 0
40 12 55 Tommaso Ciuffi Nicolò Gonella Tommaso Ciuffi Ford Fiesta R2 1:33:02.7 +10:11.4 0 0
41 13 52 Oscar Solberg Jim Hjerpe PS 110% AB Ford Fiesta R2 1:33:56.4 +11:05.1 0 0
42 14 57 Catie Munnings Ida Lidebjer-Granberg Catie Munnings Ford Fiesta R2 1:34:07.5 +11:16.2 0 0
Retired SS7 45 Fabio Andolfi Stefano Savoia Fabio Andolfi Ford Fiesta R2 Radiator 0 0
Retired SS4 49 Jon Armstrong Noel O'Sullivan Jon Armstrong Ford Fiesta R2 Accident 0 0

Special stagesEdit

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
13 February Skalla [Shakedown 1] 7.21 km Sesks / Francis Ford Fiesta R2 4:45.6 N/A
Karlstad SSS [Shakedown 2] 1.90 km Kristensson / Sjöberg Ford Fiesta R2 1:41.0
14 February SS1 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Kristensson / Sjöberg Ford Fiesta R2 11:09.3 Kristensson / Sjöberg
SS2 Finnskogen 1 20.68 km Kristensson / Sjöberg Ford Fiesta R2 11:46.1
SS3 Nyckelvattnet 1 18.94 km Sesks / Francis Ford Fiesta R2 10:31.2
SS4 Torsby Sprint 1 2.80 km Baidu / Lazar Ford Fiesta R2 1:58.0
15 February SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Kristensson / Sjöberg Ford Fiesta R2 10:45.6
SS6 Finnskogen 2 20.68 km Lönnström / Gustavsson Ford Fiesta R2 11:29.5
SS7 Nyckelvattnet 2 18.94 km Pajari / Salminen Ford Fiesta R2 10:11.0
SS8 Torsby Sprint 2 2.80 km Pajari / Salminen Ford Fiesta R2 2:01.6
16 February SS9 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Stage cancelled
SS10 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Lönnström / Gustavsson Ford Fiesta R2 12:40.0 Kristensson / Sjöberg

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Nations' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Country Points
1 Tom Kristensson 28 Joakim Sjöberg 28   Sweden 25
2 Mārtiņš Sesks 19 Renars Francis 19   Latvia 18
3 Ken Torn 15 Kauri Pannas 15   Estonia 15
4 Sami Pajari 13 Marko Salminen 13   Finland 12
5 Raul Baidu 12 Gabriel Lazar 12   Romania 10

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The route of Rally Sweden was shortened from 301.26 km over 19 stages to 11 stages totalling 171.64 km. The route was shortened due to a lack of snow.[1]
  2. ^ The championship was known as the World Rally Championship-2 Pro in 2019.
  3. ^ The championship was known as the World Rally Championship-2 in 2019.
  4. ^ Entry supported by Citroën World Rally Team.
  5. ^ a b Entry prepared by RedGrey Rally Team.
  6. ^ a b Entry operated by TGS Worldwide.
  7. ^ Entry supported by Škoda Motorsport.
  8. ^ Entry operated by ACCR Czech Rally Team.
  9. ^ Entry operated by Palmeirinha Rally.
  10. ^ The stage was changed to Shakedown before the rally began.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Herrero, Daniel (27 September 2019). "Australia drops off WRC calendar in 2020". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "The race". rallysweden.com. Rally Sweden. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Sunday in Sweden:Victory for ice-cool Tänak". wrc.com. WRC. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b "WRC 2 in Sweden:Østberg seals Pro win". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Junior WRC in Sweden:Tom's debut delight". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
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