Estonian crew Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja with Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid on the track of Rally Sweden on February 11, 2023.
Umea (Sweden) – Rally Sweden is led by on the final day, Estonian pilot Ott Tänak with a Ford. The 2019 Snow Rally winner overtook current leader Craig Breen in today's penultimate special stage to lead the Irish Hyundai driver by 8.6 seconds.
The fight for third place is apparently awaiting the defender of last year's victory and world champion Kalle Rovanperä. The Toyota team member is fourth, 3.8 seconds behind Belgium's Thierry Neuville in a Hyundai.
The winner of the inaugural Monte Carlo Rally, Sébastien Ogier, will not start in Sweden and will rejoin the championship in March in Mexico.
On the final day, three special stages are run.
Swedish Rally, an event of the World Championship in automobile competitions – after the 2nd stage:
1. Tänak, Jarveoja (Est./Ford Puma) 1:54:45.4, 2. Breen, Fulton (Ir./Hyundai) -8.6, 3. Neuville, Wydaeghe (Belg./Hyundai i20) -23.7 , 4. Rovanperä, Halttunen (Fin./Toyota Yaris) -27.5, 5. Evans, Martin (Brit./Toyota Yaris) -57.7, 6. Loubet, Gilsoul (Fr./Ford Puma) -2: 28.1.