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Rally Sweden 2014

from 05/02/2014 to 08/02/2014

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Welcome to Rally Sweden, second round of 2014 World Rally Championship (WRC)
Rally Sweden 2014
Wednesday’s WRC notes: Sweden

Wednesday’s WRC notes: Sweden

The Wednesday after every WRC round, we look back at some of the anecdotes and stories thrown up by the event. We continue with Rally Sweden… ...
Latvala tops Drivers’ championship for the first time

Latvala tops Drivers’ championship for the first time

In addition to collecting his third Rally Sweden victory, Jari-Matti Latvala’s notched up his 300th stage win and now sits at the top of the Drivers’ championship, a career first. Unsurprisingly, he is eyeing the 2014 title. ...
Video: highlights of Rally Sweden

Video: highlights of Rally Sweden

Best-of-RallyLive brings you the highlights from Rally Sweden which was won by Jari-Matti Latvala (Volkswagen-Michelin). ...
Latvala’s third Swedish triumph

Latvala’s third Swedish triumph

After their previous Rally Sweden victories in 2008 and 2012, Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila claimed their third win on the wintry fixture today in Karlstad. VW Polo R WRC/Michelin enjoyed a one-two finish thanks to Andreas Mikkelsen who scored ...
After SS18: Three mils per hour!

After SS18: Three mils per hour!

In the space of one hour, Rally Sweden competitors have covered two stages and 30 competitive kilometres between Ekshärad and Edebäck. Jari-Matti Latvala (VW/Michelin) appears to be on target for this afternoon’s win. ...
60,000 studs at the start of Rally Sweden…

60,000 studs at the start of Rally Sweden…

As was the case in 2005 and 2008, the relatively mild temperatures in the Värmland region this week have left the forest stages practically without snow and also made life more complex than usual for the studded tyres. The Michelin ...
After SS15: Latvala ahead of Mikkelsen

After SS15: Latvala ahead of Mikkelsen

With this evening’s super-special in Karlstad sill to come today, Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala (VW/Michelin) is on top in Sweden, 4.8s clear of team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. The rally’s last day (Saturday) will also be the longest… ...
The Colin’s Crest Award

The Colin’s Crest Award

Every year, the memory of the 1995 World Rally Champion is honoured during Rally Sweden when the driver who performs the longest jump at Colin’s Crest on the ‘Vargasen’ stage receives a special award. ...
After SS11: Latvala takes control

After SS11: Latvala takes control

Since Ogier’s mistake earlier today, the battle for supremacy in Sweden is between his Volkswagen/Michelin team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen who are covered by just 1.6s! ...
SS8: Ogier makes a mistake

SS8: Ogier makes a mistake

Sébastien Ogier’s chances of winning Rally Sweden twice in a row took a serious dent this morning when the 2014 world champion squandered almost five minutes stuck in a snow bank. Andreas Mikkelsen (VW/Michelin) now leads, but team-late Jari-Matti Latvala ...
Social networking and the WRC

Social networking and the WRC

Facebook – which boasts 1.2 billion users and a turnover of $7.8 billion – celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this week. We tried to find out how the social media are used by the WRC players and fans. ...
Leg 1: VW heading for a Swedish 1-2-3?

Leg 1: VW heading for a Swedish 1-2-3?

Sébastien Ogier wrapped up Day 1 in Sweden at the top of the leaderboard ahead of VW team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Jari-Matti Latvala. Ott Tanak (4th, Ford) deprived the German team of a stage-win monopoly by claiming SS5. Yazeed Al-Rajhi ...
Video: Leg 1 of Rally Sweden

Video: Leg 1 of Rally Sweden

Watch the highlights from the first leg of Rally Sweden with the great performances of Andreas Mikkelsen and Ott Tanak. ...
After SS4: three Polos on top Scandinavia

After SS4: three Polos on top Scandinavia

Three fastest times for VW this morning have put the three Polo R WRC/Michelins at the top of the provisional order. Ogier leads, ahead of team-mates Mikkelsen (+1.6s) and Latvala (+6.1s). ...
SS2: Ogier wins first visit to ‘Torsby’

SS2: Ogier wins first visit to ‘Torsby’

After last night’s super-special in Karlstad, which was won by Andreas Mikkelsen (VW/Michelin), serious business kicked off today in Sweden with a new stage (Torsby, 7.03km) that saw privateer Ott Tanak (Ford) deprive Volkswagen of a one-two-three result. ...
A 300th stage victory for Latvala!

A 300th stage victory for Latvala!

Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala secured the 300th WRC stage win of his career today, not a million miles away from where he collected his first victory, in Norway in 2007. The record currently stands at 900 stage wins (Sébastien Loeb). ...
Rally stars and the Olympics

Rally stars and the Olympics

After rallying’s 62nd ‘Winter Games’ get under way today in Sweden, the 22nd Winter Olympics are due to kick off in Sochi on Friday. We asked some of the Nordic drivers whether they will be following the action in Russia… ...
Video: shakedown from Rally Sweden

Video: shakedown from Rally Sweden

Watch the first footage from Rally Sweden with the shakedown's action. ...
A slow-motion shakedown

A slow-motion shakedown

Mads Ostberg, Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke topped the order on this morning’s shakedown. However, most drivers chose not to push too hard in order to save their studs… ...
A land of melting snow

A land of melting snow

After the pristine wintry conditions that marked last week’s pre-event tests, positive temperatures in recent days have completely transformed the 2014 Rally Sweden landscape. The thermometer is expected to fluctuate between -2°C and +2°C this week. ...
Winter fun for the WRC’s Juniors

Winter fun for the WRC’s Juniors

The entry list for the 2014 Rally Sweden features no fewer than five ex-Junior world champions in WRC cars, namely Sébastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans, Craig Breen, Pontus Tidemand and Martin Prokop. Is there anybody who still doubts the value of ...
Sweden: two former champions in the Historic Rally

Sweden: two former champions in the Historic Rally

The 2014 edition of Rally Sweden Historic boasts more world champions on its entry list than the modern-day event, with both Petter Solberg and Stig Blomqvist expected in a Ford Escort MkII and Audi Quattro respectively... ...
Hyundai, with an Accent…

Hyundai, with an Accent…

The encouraging debut of the Hyundai Accent WRC in Sweden in 2000 was eclipsed by maiden world class wins for the Peugeot 206 WRC and Marcus Grönholm. ...
Rally Sweden: The years ending in ‘4’

Rally Sweden: The years ending in ‘4’

Since the creation of the FIA World Rally Championship in 1973, something unexpected has always occurred at Rally Sweden when the year has ended in a ‘4’. The 1974 edition, for example, never even took place... ...
Rallying’s Winter Games!

Rallying’s Winter Games!

This year’s Rally Sweden, the fortieth snow rally in WRC history, will visit both the host nation and neighbouring Norway. Can last year’s winner Sébastien Ogier become the first ‘Latin’ driver to make it two in a row? Or will ...
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