2017 Rally Sweden

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2017 Rally Sweden
65. Rally Sweden 2017
Round 2 of the 2017 World Rally Championship
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Host country Sweden
Rally baseSweden Torsby, Värmland
Dates run9 – 12 February 2017
Stages17 (305.83 km; 190.03 miles)
Stage surfaceSnow
Results
Overall winnerFinland Jari-Matti Latvala
Finland Miikka Anttila
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
Crews41 at start, 32 at finish

The 2017 Rally Sweden (formally known as the Rally Sweden 2017[1]) was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over three days between 10 and 12 February 2017. It marked the sixty-fifth running of the Rally Sweden, and was the second round of the 2017 World Rally Championship and the WRC-2 and WRC-3 championships.

Toyota's driver Jari-Matti Latvala won the rally ahead of M-Sport drivers Ott Tänak and Sébastien Ogier who finished second and third, respectively. The win for Toyota was their first after their return to the WRC after a 17 year absence.[2]

Latvala had inherited the lead after rally leader Thierry Neuville had crashed out on the final stage of leg 2. The Belgian had a lead of 43.3 seconds before ripping a wheel off in the second run of the Karlstad stage, promoting Latvala to first place.[3]

Local driver Pontus Tidemand won the WRC-2 category, finishing ahead of Teemu Suninen.[4]

Entry list[edit]

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
1 United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team WRC France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC M
2 United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team WRC Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta WRC M
3 United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team WRC United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC D
4 South Korea Hyundai Motorsport WRC New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
5 South Korea Hyundai Motorsport WRC Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
6 South Korea Hyundai Motorsport WRC Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
7 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC M
8 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Scott Martin Citroën C3 WRC M
10 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT WRC Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC M
11 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT WRC Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Kaj Lindström Toyota Yaris WRC M
14 United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team WRC Norway Mads Østberg Norway Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta WRC M
15 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC France Stéphane Lefebvre France Gabin Moreau Citroën DS3 WRC M
16 Ukraine Eurolamp World Rally Team WRC Ukraine Valeriy Gorban Estonia Sergei Larens Mini John Cooper Works WRC M
37 Italy FWRT WRC Italy Lorenzo Bertelli Italy Simone Scattolin Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
Source:[1]
Key
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Registered to score points
in WRC Trophy
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship

Classification[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall classification
1 10 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 2:36:03.6 0.0 30
2 2 Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2:36:32.8 +29.2 18
3 1 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2:37:03.1 +59.5 19
4 6 Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí South Korea Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 2:38:15.1 +2:11.5 12
5 8 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Scott Martin France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC 2:38:54.8 +2:51.2 10
6 3 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Daniel Barritt United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2:41:30.2 +5:26.6 8
7 4 New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard South Korea Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 2:41:34.8 +5:31.2 7
8 15 France Stéphane Lefebvre France Gabin Moreau France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 2:43:18.3 +7:14.7 4
9 32 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 2:45:14.7 +9:11.1 2
10 31 Finland Teemu Suninen Finland Mikko Markkula United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 2:46:06.5 +10:02.9 1
12 7 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC 2:46:32.3 +10:28.7 2
13 5 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul South Korea Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 2:47:35.1 +11:31.5 3
WRC-2 standings
1 (9.) 32 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 2:45:14.7 25
2 (10.) 31 Finland Teemu Suninen Finland Mikko Markkula United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 2:46:06.5 +51.8 18
3 (11.) 34 Norway Ole Christian Veiby Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen Finland Printsport Oy Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 2:46:22.1 +1:07.4 15
4 (14.) 40 France Eric Camilli France Benjamin Veillas United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 2:48:27.1 +3:12.4 12

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Rally leader
Leg 1
(9–10 Feb)
SS1 Sweden Super Special Stage Karlstad 1 1.90 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 1:34.1 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
SS2 Sweden/Norway Röjden 1 18.47 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 9:37.3 Belgium Thierry Neuville
SS3 Norway Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:10.3
SS4 Norway Svullrya 1 24.88 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 12:52.3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
SS5 Sweden/Norway Röjden 2 18.47 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 9:25.7 Belgium Thierry Neuville
SS6 Norway Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:06.4
SS7 Norway Svullrya 2 24.88 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 13:04.0
SS8 Sweden Torsby 1 16.43 km Estonia Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 9:24.8
Leg 2
(11 Feb)
SS9 Sweden Knon 1 31.60 km Estonia Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 13:45.5
SS10 Sweden Hagfors 1 15.87 km Estonia Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 8:03.0
SS11 Sweden Vargåsen 1 14.27 km Estonia Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 8:20.7
SS12 Sweden Knon 2 31.60 km
Stage cancelled
SS13 Sweden Hagfors 2 15.87 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 7:50.9 Belgium Thierry Neuville
SS14 Sweden Vargåsen 2 14.27 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:07.5
SS15 Sweden Super Special Stage Karlstad 2 1.90 km Spain Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 1:33.9 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
Leg 3
(12 Feb)
SS16 Sweden Likenäs 1 21.19 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 11:06.9
SS17 Sweden Likenäs 2 21.19 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 11:06.3
SS18 Sweden Torsby 2 [Power Stage] 16.43 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 8:51.1

Power Stage[edit]

The Power Stage was a 16.43 km (10.2 mi) stage at the end of the rally.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Diff. Pts.
1 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC 8:51.1 5
2 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC 8:52.3 +1.2 4
3 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:52.6 +1.5 3
4 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC 8:54.1 +3.0 2
5 New Zealand Hayden Paddon New Zealand John Kennard Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:58.8 +7.7 1

Championship standings after the rally[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rally Sweden Entry List" (PDF). rallysweden.com. Rally Sweden. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Latvala Triumphs in Sweden". wrc.com. WRC. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Latvala leads in Sweden after late drama". wrc.com. WRC. 11 February 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Tidemand's home run". wrc.com. WRC. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.

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