Rally Sweden is now launching a brand new support club for rally lovers – Friends of Rally Sweden.
Winter 2024, Rally Sweden spectators will once again be treated to some living nostalgia, with Rally Sweden Historic taking place during the WRC in Umeå.
Poland is back, and Latvia makes its debut in the 2024 World Rally Championship calendar. This year, Mexico and Estonia step back. Otherwise, much remains the same; as tradition dictates, it kicks off in Monte Carlo in January and is followed by Rally Sweden in February.
Yesterday, Rally Sweden submitted its rally application and suggested stages to the County Administrative Board for the 2024 World Rally Championships. The proposal covers just over 300 kilometres of special stages, featuring some brand new sections while others have been removed.
Preparation for Rally Sweden 2024 is ramping up with next year’s addition planned from 15–18 February.* For the third consecutive year Umeå will be the central location for the rally, which starts and finish in the city. More than 200,000 people are expected over the event weekend to take in the rally, visit the festival area and enjoy the entertainment. Rally Sweden is one of Sweden’s biggest recurring sporting events.
Rally Sweden 2023 was fantastic in many ways and we would like to once again extend a big thank you to everyone who made this possible. All suppliers/partners, volunteers, rights holders, and last but not least, all rally fans around Umeå and the world. See you at Rally Sweden 2024.
Oliver Solberg had to step down in the rally hierarchy for this season.
When the WRC 2 class raced for the season's first WC points during Rally Sweden in Umeå, the 21-year-old showed class and drove home the victory accurately.
The margin of victory for the runner-up, the Norwegian Ole-Christian Veiby, was a whopping 42.3 seconds, and Sami Pajari finished third.
Ott Tänak's consistency over all four days of competition brought him to victory in Rally Sweden in Umeå 2023. When the 18 special stages were added up, the margin of victory was 18.7 seconds.
The M-sports team's Estonian rally star was able to comfortably drive home the season's first WRC victory with Hyundai duo Craig Breen and Thierry Neuville as podium colleagues.
Ford Puma's Estonian star, Ott Tänak, started Saturday's Rally Sweden in second place, 4.6 seconds behind the leading Irishman and Hyundai driver, Craig Breen. When Umeåsprinten's arena show framed the winter-beautiful Saturday and seven special stages for customers, Tänak went into the closing Sunday with an 8.6-second lead over Breen.
When Rally Sweden got underway on Friday, Craig Breen was the man of the day.
The Irishman drove home three of the five stages and is in the lead in the summary, 2.6 seconds ahead of Ott Tänak.
- It´s one of my most robust days. Last year I was either upside down or stuck in the snowbanks somewhere. So today, it is like sweet music to my ears to be in the lead, stated the Hyundai driver.