Next year the Norwegian rally fans will not have to leave their country to visit Rally Sweden – unless they want to. The Swedish WRC event has many times been close to the Norwegian border, but this will be the first time the rally takes a step across the border. In Norway the spectators are offered a beautiful and vast spectators area at Løvhaugen – a place very well known to the Norwegian rally spectators.
For the first time there will be a rally stage crossing the border between Sweden and Norway. Stage 4 is the stage starting in Sweden passing through Norway and then back into Sweden again.
The beginning of the stage at the Swedish side runs through a landscape where the narrow road goes up and down with crests and curves all the time. The road is seldom used during the rest of the year and if you are prepared for a bit of a walk you will be rewarded with some good spectators’ spots at this tricky section.
The Norwegian spectators’ area Løvhaugen on the other hand is much easier to reach. From road 202 there are a number of access roads to good car parkings close to the stage. Here the cars will pass very fast over open fields, passing farm houses and cottages with tricky corners and a jump, to once again disappear into the dark forest.
At the stage finish there are no parking facilities, but once again – if you are prepared to walk for some kilometers you can have a very good spot with quite a good view from the ice of a lake. The pictures from Løvhaugen show the fantastic nature and the scenery you have all around you from the spectators’ area.
The stage will be run twice at Friday February 11. First as Stage 4 with the first car leaving at 10.55, and the second time when it´s dark outside at 17.10. Now it´s called Stage 7.