WRC Rally Sweden

Commitment, freezing temperatures and pure passion for the sport

Rally Magazine

As February approaches, the anticipation builds, and the rallying world gears up for the exhilarating spectacle that is Rally Sweden. It is with great pleasure and excitement that I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you on behalf of the WRC family.

Nestled in the heart of winter, this event shines as a gem in the WRC, capturing the distinctive essence of our global motorsport series. The crisp air, the frozen landscapes and the daring speeds exceeding 200kph on ice and snow make this rally a true showcase of the exceptional skill and courage of our drivers and co-drivers. It is a display of their mastery that never fails to leave us in awe.

Jona Siebel, Managing Director WRC-Promoter

We express our sincere gratitude to the local Umeå authorities and the welcoming Sámi community, who have embraced us and made this stunning part of Sweden our rallying home. Their support has been instrumental in crafting an event that stays true to the core identity of Rally Sweden, ensuring its place as a highlight on the WRC calendar.

A heartfelt thank you also extends to the dedicated army of volunteers and marshals, the unsung heroes of Rally Sweden. Their enduring commitment, particularly in the face of freezing temperatures, is a testament to their passion for the sport. Without their tireless efforts, the smooth execution of this event would be an impossible feat.

As we gear up for Rally Sweden in 2024, there’s even more reason to celebrate. We are thrilled to have reached a new long-term agreement which secures the event’s place in Umeå and on the WRC calendar for the years 2025 to 2027. This commitment reflects the success of the partnership with Umeå and the bright future we envision for Rally Sweden.

To all participants, spectators, partners and stakeholders, we wish you a safe, successful and thoroughly enjoyable Rally Sweden.

See you on the stages!

Jona Siebel, Managing Director WRC-Promoter