Kalle Rovanperä was the man of the day in Rally Sweden. The Toyota driver won three of six stages on Saturday and now leads the summary by 8.3 seconds before the last for stages on Sunday.
- I will do everything I can to keep the lead. Today was a good day for me, but one small mistake can ruin everything, said Rovanperä.
Rally Sweden's premiere day was eventful when the competition entered Umeå for the first time in WRC history. Thierry Neuville leads the summary after the first day 4.3 seconds ahead of Kalle Rovanperä and Elfyn Evans, who are third another 3.1 seconds behind.
Fixed locally produced electricity from renewable sources, short transports, fossil-free fuel and hybrid cars. The move to Umeå and WRC's new approach has opened the door for Rally Sweden to take new steps towards the vision of zero emissions.
- It´s really locally produced. Rally Sweden is making impressive work, says Prince Carl Philip.
During crackling fireworks on Skeppsbron in Umeå, Prince Carl-Philip inaugurated this year's Rally Sweden.
Kalle Rovanperä was the fastest WRC-driver in Shakedown. In WRC2 the Norwegian duo Andreas Mikkelsen and Ole-Christian Veiby shared first place with the same time.
The Recce is done. On Thursday morning, it's time for Shakedown in Rally Sweden.
All maps are published, and you can start planning your rally experience. For the first time in Rally Sweden's history, there will be unique spectator areas for snowmobiles. It will be a golden opportunity to experience the world's best rally from the first row.
Saturday’s double pass through Rally Sweden’s (February 24th - 27th ) Örträsk special stage has been removed from the itinerary due to the unexpected movement of reindeer herds on local farms.
The countdown to the WRC party has begun. It's now official that the royal highness, Prince Carl Philip will attend the inauguration of The Red Barn Arena and on Monday ticket sales will open in the shops for Rally Sweden.