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Historic first after the first day of Rally Sweden

The first day of Rally Sweden is over and we have a first time event. Because it’s the first time the same manufacturing team holds all the top three positions.

Representing Volkswagen Motorsport, Sebastien Ogier, Andreas Mikkelsen, and Jari-Matti Latvala ends the first day of Rally Sweden with the troika holding first, second and third position respectively.

Ogier och Mikkelsen has traded the lead position during the day, with Latvala chasing close behind. It’s been a day of making tactic tire choices and keeping a steady pace. Mikkelsen chose to keep his worn tires for the last stage and lost the first position to Ogier, but will start day 2 on fresh tires and from a chasing position.

Jari-Matti Latvala has been trailing the duo all day and ended 12.2 seconds behind Ogier.

Behind the Volkswagen trio Estonian Ott Tänak in a Ford Fiesta is chasing close behind with just 2,6 seconds up to Latvala. Tänak in turn is chased by Mads Östberg in a Ciroën and Mikko Hirvonen in a Ford who are tied 7,7 seconds behind him.

Close behind we find both the Hyundai Motorsport cars with Thierry Neuville and Juho Hänninen trailing a mere ten seconds behind.
The first day gave us two fairly short stages and only one longer forest stage, all run twice. The second day will see more and longer forest stages and likely a lot of changes in the current positions.

You can find the entire list at wrc.comThe first day of Rally Sweden is over and we have a first time event. Because it’s the first time the same manufacturing team holds all the top three positions.

Representing Volkswagen Motorsport, Sebastien Ogier, Andreas Mikkelsen, and Jari-Matti Latvala ends the first day of Rally Sweden with the troika holding first, second and third position respectively.

Ogier och Mikkelsen has traded the lead position during the day, with Latvala chasing close behind. It’s been a day of making tactic tire choices and keeping a steady pace. Mikkelsen chose to keep his worn tires for the last stage and lost the first position to Ogier, but will start day 2 on fresh tires and from a chasing position.

Jari-Matti Latvala has been trailing the duo all day and ended 12.2 seconds behind Ogier.

Behind the Volkswagen trio Estonian Ott Tänak in a Ford Fiesta is chasing close behind with just 2,6 seconds up to Latvala. Tänak in turn is chased by Mads Östberg in a Ciroën and Mikko Hirvonen in a Ford who are tied 7,7 seconds behind him.

Close behind we find both the Hyundai Motorsport cars with Thierry Neuville and Juho Hänninen trailing a mere ten seconds behind.
The first day gave us two fairly short stages and only one longer forest stage, all run twice. The second day will see more and longer forest stages and likely a lot of changes in the current positions.

You can find the entire list at wrc.com