Tom Kristensson overcame a final stage puncture to distance his FIA Junior WRC rivals in Saturday’s penultimate leg of Rally Sweden.
Mads Østberg continued his strong run of form to increase his WRC 2 category lead on Saturday at Rally Sweden.
Jari Huttunen stole the lead of the WRC 3 category at Rally Sweden after a gripping battle with overnight leader Emil Lindholm throughout Saturday’s leg.
Elfyn Evans won three out of four speed tests to further stamp his authority on Rally Sweden in Saturday’s penultimate leg.
Due to warmer weather coming in, Likenäs 1 on Sunday morning is cancelled. Powerstage Likenäs 2 will run as plan and be broadcasted live around the world to the WRC’s broadcasters.
Podium ceremony will be held on Sunday 15.00 at Torsby Service Park with full championship points.
Flying Finn Emil Lindholm was the man to beat in WRC 3 on Friday. Driving a Fabia, he was quickest on two speed tests and managed to etch out a lead of 7.7sec over Jari Huttunen. Such was his pace that he ended the day 10th in the overall standings.
Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip enjoyed a thrilling flat-out ride when he partnered WRC king Sébastien Ogier in Thursday night’s Rally Sweden shakedown in Karlstad.
Kalle Rovanperä laid the foundations for his Rally Sweden assault by chalking up the fastest time on Thursday morning’s Skalla warm-up test.
Following a positive meeting between representatives of Rally Sweden, the FIA, WRC Promoter and the WRC teams, and in the interest of continuing to provide top entertainment to rally fans at the Karlstad stage, the stage will be run as a second part of the morning’s Shakedown, rather than as a competitive stage.