The organisation behind Rally Sweden are running at full speed in preparation for the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship, which is to be held in the Värmland region of Sweden and across the border in Norway, between the 13-16 February.
Despite the recent unseasonably warm weather, the rally organisers are confident that the current forecasts of colder weather ahead, will bring frozen roads and also some snow before the event.
Rally Sweden CEO Glenn Olsson spent last week at the WRC season opener Rallye Monte Carlo consulting with key stakeholders, the FIA and WRC Promoter, as well as with the manufacturer teams, over the current conditions and the various scenarios foreseen. Both the FIA and WRC Promoter gave their unanimous support for Rally Sweden to continue, provided the weather conditions allow the safe running of the event.
“We will continuously report and consult with the FIA and WRC Promoter and if the weather develops as the forecast, we don’t see any problems in running the event as planned. The weather is unfortunately one aspect of the rally we can’t control, but our entire organisation is working hard to prepare for another great edition of Rally Sweden for both competitors and fans.” he said.