Update on Rally Sweden

Representatives from Rally Sweden, the FIA and WRC Promoter held yesterday (3 February) further discussions regarding the status of the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship, due to take place in the Värmland region of Sweden and across the border in Norway on 13 - 16 February.

Snow has fallen in the rally region in recent days. But the unseasonably warm weather and current weather forecasts continue to provide concerns as to the suitability of the roads in the special stages to allow the event to go ahead as planned.

Further alignment with the manufacturer teams will take place and the FIA will conduct an onsite inspection of the stages at the beginning of this week.

To enhance the WRC event conditions, the Rally Sweden Historic event has therefore been cancelled.

– We continue to examine every possible way to ensure the rally goes ahead. The conditions are being monitored constantly and the situation will be re-evaluated with any decisions required to be made this week, says Rally Sweden CEO Glenn Olsson.