2018 Rally Sweden

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2018 Rally Sweden
66. Rally Sweden
Round 2 of 13 in the 2018 World Rally Championship
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Hyundai vinner Rally Sweden 1.jpg
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul on the podium with Hyundai.
Host country Sweden /  Norway
Rally baseSweden Torsby, Värmland
Dates run15 – 18 February 2018
Start locationKarlstad trotting track, Karlstad
Finish locationTorsby, Värmland
Stages19 (314.25 km; 195.27 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel and snow
Transport distance1,086.28 km (674.98 miles)
Overall distance1,400.79 km (870.41 miles)
Results
Overall winnerBelgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
2:52:13.1
WRC-2 winnerJapan Takamoto Katsuta
Finland Marko Salminen
Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing
3:01:27.5
WRC-3 winnerSweden Denis Rådström
Sweden Johan Johansson
Sweden Denis Rådström
3:16:26.0
Power Stage winnerFinland Esapekka Lappi
Finland Janne Ferm
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
Crews registered68
Crews66 at start, 59 at finish

The 2018 Rally Sweden (formally known as the Rally Sweden 2018)[1] was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 15 and 18 February 2018.[2] It marked the sixty-sixth running of Rally Sweden, and was the second round of the 2018 World Rally Championship and its support categories, the WRC-2 and WRC-3 championships.[3] It was also the first round of the Junior World Rally Championship.[4] The event, which was based in the town of Torsby in Värmland County, was contested over nineteen special stages totalling a competitive distance of 314.25 km (195.27 mi).[5]

Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila were the defending rally winners.[6] Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul were the rally winners. Their team, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT, were the manufacturers' winners.[7] The Belgian also became only the third non-Nordic driver to win the event after the nine-time world champion, Sébastien Loeb, and the defending world champion, Sébastien Ogier.[8] The Tommi Mäkinen Racing crew of Takamoto Katsuta and Marko Salminen won the World Rally Championship-2 category in a Ford Fiesta R5, while Swedish crew Denis Rådström and Johan Johansson won the World Rally Championship-3 and Junior World Rally Championship.[9][10]

Background[edit]

Championship standings prior to the event[edit]

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia entered the round with an eight-point lead in the World Championships for Drivers and Co-drivers. In the World Championship for Manufacturers, M-Sport Ford WRT and Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT held a fifteen-point lead over Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT.

Entry list[edit]

The following crews were entered into the rally. The event was open to crews competing in the World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2, World Rally Championship-3 and Junior World Rally Championships. The final entry list consisted of fourteen World Rally Car entries, fifteen in the World Rally Championship-2, and fifteen entries in the World Rally Championship-3, twelve of which were eligible to score points in the Junior World Rally Championship.

No. Entrant Driver Co-Driver Car Tyre
World Rally Car entries
1 United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC M
2 United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC M
3 United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT Finland Teemu Suninen Finland Mikko Markkula Ford Fiesta WRC M
4 South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Anders Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
5 South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
6 South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT New Zealand Hayden Paddon United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
7 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC M
8 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC M
9 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC M
10 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC M
11 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Scott Martin Citroën C3 WRC M
12 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Norway Mads Østberg Norway Torstein Eriksen Citroën C3 WRC M
14 Norway Henning Solberg Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud Ford Fiesta WRC M
21 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Racing Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
World Rally Championship-2 entries
31 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson Škoda Fabia R5 M
32 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Norway Ole Christian Veiby Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen Škoda Fabia R5 M
33 Finland Printsport Poland Łukasz Pieniążek Poland Przemysław Mazur Škoda Fabia R5 M
34 South Korea Hyundai Motorsport Finland Jari Huttunen Finland Antti Linnaketo Hyundai i20 R5 M
35 Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing Japan Hiroki Arai Australia Glenn MacNeall Ford Fiesta R5 P
36 Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing Japan Takamoto Katsuta Finland Marko Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 P
38 Italy S.A. Motorsport Italia Srl Italy Umberto Scandola Italy Andrea Gaspari Škoda Fabia R5 D
39 Russia TAIF Motorsport Russia Radik Shaymiev Russia Maxim Tsvetkov Ford Fiesta R5 P
40 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Netherlands Kevin Abbring Belgium Pieter Tsjoen Ford Fiesta R5 P
41 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Sweden Joakim Sjöberg Škoda Fabia R5 D
42 Sweden Mattias Adielsson Sweden Mattias Adielsson Sweden Andreas Johansson Škoda Fabia R5 P
43 Turkey Toksport World Rally Team Finland Janne Tuohino Finland Reeta Hämäläinen Škoda Fabia R5 P
44 Sweden Lars Stugemo Sweden Lars Stugemo Sweden Kalle Lexe Škoda Fabia R5 P
45 Turkey Toksport World Rally Team Finland Jarmo Berg Finland Rami Suorsa Škoda Fabia R5 P
46 Italy Gianluca Linari Italy Gianluca Linari Italy Nicola Arena Ford Fiesta R5 P
World Rally Championship-3 entries
61 Sweden Emil Bergkvist Sweden Emil Bergkvist Norway Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T P
62 France Terry Folb France Terry Folb France Christopher Guieu Ford Fiesta R2T P
63 Sweden Denis Rådström Sweden Denis Rådström Sweden Johan Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T P
65 Estonia OT Racing Estonia Ken Torn Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T P
66 Germany ADAC Sachsen Germany Julius Tannert Austria Jürgen Heigl Ford Fiesta R2T P
67 Republic of Ireland Callum Devine Republic of Ireland Callum Devine Republic of Ireland Keith Moriarty Ford Fiesta R2T P
68 New Zealand David Holder New Zealand David Holder New Zealand Jason Farmer Ford Fiesta R2T P
69 France Jean-Baptiste Franceschi France Jean-Baptiste Franceschi France Romain Courbon Ford Fiesta R2T P
70 Italy ACI Team Italia Italy Luca Bottarelli Italy Manuel Fenoli Ford Fiesta R2T P
71 France Théo Chalal France Théo Chalal France Jacques-Julien Renucci Ford Fiesta R2T P
72 United Kingdom Tom Williams United Kingdom Tom Williams United Kingdom Phil Hall Ford Fiesta R2T P
73 Chile Emilio Fernández Chile Emilio Fernández Chile Joaquin Riquelme Ford Fiesta R2T P
74 Italy Enrico Oldrati Italy Enrico Oldrati Italy Danilo Fappani Ford Fiesta R2T P
75 Poland Go+Cars Atlas Ward Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin Citroën DS3 R3T M
76 Finland Taisko Lario Finland Taisko Lario Finland Tatu Hämäläinen Peugeot 208 R2 M
Other major entries
81 Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing Finland Jarkko Nikara Japan Sayaka Adachi Ford Fiesta R5 P
83 Spain Nil Solans Spain Nil Solans Spain Miquel Ibáñez Sotos Ford Fiesta R5 D
102 Sweden Kristoffersson Motorsport Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Patrik Barth Škoda Fabia R5 P
Source:[1][11]
Notes

Route[edit]

Itenerary[edit]

Date Time No. Stage name Distance
15 February 08:00 Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km
Leg 1 — 142.00 km
15 February 20:08 SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.90 km
16 February 06:00 Icon tools.svg Service A – Torsby
07:55 SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km
09:07 SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km
09:54 SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km
11:31 Icon tools.svg Service B – Torsby
13:41 SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km
15:03 SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km
15:50 SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km
16:56 SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km
17:31 Icon tools.svg Flexi Service C – Torsby
Leg 2 — 120.31 km
17 February 07:05 Icon tools.svg Service D – Torsby
07:54 SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km
09:12 SS10 Hagfors 1 23.40 km
10:09 SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km
11:40 Icon tools.svg Service E – Torsby
12:41 SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km
14:12 SS13 Hagfors 2 23.40 km
15:08 SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km
17:41 SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.90 km
19:26 SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km
19:56 Icon tools.svg Flexi Service F – Torsby
Leg 3 — 51.94 km
18 February 06:30 Icon tools.svg Service G – Torsby
07:50 SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km
09:51 SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km
12:18 SS19 Torsby 2 [Power Stage] 9.56 km
Source:[12]


Report[edit]

Thursday[edit]

Ott Tänak drove a Yaris, defeated Thierry Neuville in their head-to-head heat on snow roads and stopped the clocks 0.3 second faster than Latvala, who beat Mads Østberg in their battle by 0.3 second. The Norwegian was impressive on his Citroën C3 debut to hold third as competitors headed north to Torsby for an overnight halt. Kris Meeke, driving another C3, and Hyundai i20 pilot Andreas Mikkelsen were tied in fourth, a further 0.3 second behind, while Neuville completed the top six. Toyota's Esapekka Lappi and championship leader Sébastien Ogier lost time after running wide on the same corner near the finish. They were eighth and ninth respectively but just 2.9 seconds off the pace.

Friday[edit]

The early starters lost time ploughing a clean route through fresh snow. Championship leader Sébastien Ogier was the first on the road. He was struggle with the grip all day and conceded almost three minutes en route to twelfth. So were Ott Tänak and Jari-Matti Latvala. The Toyota teammates separated by eighth and ninth. Craig Breen was third on the board, and the Irishman was delighted with his form with two afternoon stages wins. Teammate Mads Østberg was 0.5 second further back. Lying sixth after last night's curtain-raising speed test, Thierry Neuville moved his i20 to the front on this morning's second stage and held off a chasing pack which had the advantage of better conditions. Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen, who started further behind, had a trouble-free day while Hayden Paddon running out of the top three to make Hyundai 1-2-3.

Saturday[edit]

Thierry Neuville was the rally leader, but the gap between him and his main opponent was not big enough, especially for the Citroën driver, Craig Breen, who was eager to claim his first WRC victory. The Irish driver have once narrowed the gap to less than five seconds. However, the Hyundai star set four fastest stage times to build a 22.7-second lead, though he suffered a paddle shift gearchange system issue at the opening stage. Teammate Andreas Mikkelsen finished third after a spin today which made him dropped from second to fourth place, 9.3 seconds behind Breen. Hayden Paddon's car set-up was unsuited to this morning's forest roads. The New Zealander stuck on the inside of a hairpin in the final stage, which made him lost some time. He ended the day 16.6 seconds behind Mikkelsen. Mads Østberg changed his C3's settings to improve his car's balance but the switches affected his confidence and he reversed the adjustments. There was also an accident in SS13. Kris Meeke nosed into a snow bank but lost engine power when he regained the road. He stopped to clean snow from his Citroën's cooling system and as Ott Tänak tried to overtake in a narrow section, the two cars collided and the Estonian's Toyota Yaris bounced into a ditch. That ended with the Briton's retirement and made five-time world champion Sébastien Ogier finally get into the top ten.

Sunday[edit]

With a comfortable lead, Thierry Neuville finally eased through Sunday's final three speed tests to head Ireland's Craig Breen, driving a Citroën C3, for whom second was a career-best result. Andreas Mikkelsen finished third after a spun at exactly the same point as Neuville. Esapekka Lappi fought back and gained two places in the final three stages to finish fourth, 17.5 seconds adrift of Mikkelsen, after he plunged down the order after burying his Toyota Yaris in a snow bank. A final stage mistake from Hayden Paddon cost him a place. The Kiwi stalled his i20 a couple of kilometres from the finish and trailed the Finn by 8.6 seconds. After only a day's pre-event testing, Mads Østberg was sixth on his debut drive in a C3. Jari-Matti Latvala finished seventh after being delayed by a troublesome front differential and adverse road conditions. Fellow Finn Teemu Suninen was eighth in a Ford Fiesta, the highest place among M-Sport World Rally Team drivers. Ott Tänak and Monte-Carlo winner Sébastien Ogier dropped lot of time in Friday's opening leg as they ploughed a path through deep snow. They were unable to regain lost ground and finished ninth and tenth respectively.[8]


Results[edit]

World Rally Championship[edit]

Classification[edit]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Stage
1 1 5 Thierry Neuville Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:52:13.1 0.0 25 2
2 2 11 Craig Breen Scott Martin Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 2:52:32.9 +19.8 18 0
3 3 4 Andreas Mikkelsen Anders Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:52:41.4 +28.3 15 3
4 4 9 Esapekka Lappi Janne Ferm Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:52:58.9 +45.8 12 5
5 5 6 Hayden Paddon Sebastian Marshall Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:53:07.5 +54.4 10 0
6 6 12 Mads Østberg Torstein Eriksen Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 2:53:28.4 +1:15.3 8 0
7 7 7 Jari-Matti Latvala Miikka Anttila Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:54:18.0 +2:04.9 6 0
8 8 3 Teemu Suninen Mikko Markkula M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 2:55:05.3 +2:52.2 4 0
9 9 8 Ott Tänak Martin Järveoja Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:55:57.5 +3:44.4 2 1
10 10 1 Sébastien Ogier Julien Ingrassia M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 3:00:58.5 +8:45.4 1 4
14 11 2 Elfyn Evans Daniel Barritt M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 3:02:00.5 +9:47.4 0 0
19 12 14 Henning Solberg Cato Menkerud Henning Solberg Ford Fiesta WRC 3:08:51.6 +16:38.5 0 0
Retired SS19 10 Kris Meeke Paul Nagle Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC Withdrawn 0 0
Retired SS19 21 Yazeed Al Rajhi Michael Orr Yazeed Racing Ford Fiesta RS WRC Withdrawn 0 0
Source:[13][14]

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Class leader
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:17.3 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km Tänak / Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 1:32.7 Tänak / Järveoja
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Tänak / Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 10:32.7
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 13:16.4 Neuville / Gilsoul
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km Mikkelsen / Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:18.5
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Paddon / Marshall Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:19.5
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km Breen / Martin Citroën C3 WRC 13:17.3
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km Breen / Martin Citroën C3 WRC 10:06.1
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km Paddon / Marshall Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 6:23.8
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km Tänak / Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 10:02.0
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km Tänak / Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 12:58.2
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:35.9
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km Breen / Martin Citroën C3 WRC 9:55.3
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 12:44.5
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:28.2
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km Tänak / Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 1:34.7
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:32.7
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Tänak / Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 11:11.8
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Lappi / Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC 11:15.0
SS19 Torsby 2 [Power stage] 9.56 km Lappi / Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC 6:01.2

Championship standings[edit]

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Manufacturers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Manufacturer Points
1 1uparrow green.svg 4 Thierry Neuville 41 1uparrow green.svg 4 Nicolas Gilsoul 41 1uparrow green.svg 3 Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 54
2 1downarrow red.svg 1 Sébastien Ogier 31 1downarrow red.svg 1 Julien Ingrassia 31 1rightarrow blue.svg Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 53
3 1rightarrow blue.svg Jari-Matti Latvala 23 1rightarrow blue.svg Miikka Anttila 23 1rightarrow blue.svg Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT 46
4 1uparrow green.svg 2 Esapekka Lappi 23 1uparrow green.svg 2 Janne Ferm 23 1downarrow red.svg 3 M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 43
5 1downarrow red.svg 3 Ott Tänak 21 1downarrow red.svg 3 Martin Järveoja 21


World Rally Championship-2[edit]

Classification[edit]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Event
12 1 35 Takamoto Katsuta Marko Salminen Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 3:01:27.5 0.0 25 0
13 2 31 Pontus Tidemand Jonas Andersson Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:01:32.0 +4.5 18 0
14 3 32 Ole Christian Veiby Stig Rune Skjærmoen Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:01:58.0 +30.5 15 0
15 4 42 Mattias Adielsson Andreas Johansson Mattias Adielsson Škoda Fabia R5 3:03:16.8 +1:49.3 12 0
16 5 43 Janne Tuohino Reeta Hämäläinen Toksport World Rally Team Škoda Fabia R5 3:03:57.4 +2:29.9 10 0
18 6 34 Jari Huttunen Antti Linnaketo Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 R5 3:06:29.6 +5:02.6 8 0
20 7 36 Hiroki Arai Glenn MacNeall Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 3:09:07.7 +7:40.2 6 0
28 8 44 Lars Stugemo Kalle Lexe Lars Stugemo Škoda Fabia R5 3:21:17.8 +19:50.3 4 0
38 9 33 Łukasz Pieniążek Przemysław Mazur Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:27:33.7 +26:06.2 2 0
46 10 45 Jarmo Berg Rami Suorsa Toksport World Rally Team Škoda Fabia R5 3:36:39.9 +35:12.4 1 0
49 11 38 Umberto Scandola Andrea Gaspari S.A. Motorsport Italia Srl Škoda Fabia R5 4:02:34.4 +1:01:06.9 0 0
52 12 46 Gianluca Linari Nicola Arena Gianluca Linari Ford Fiesta R5 4:05:46.4 +1:04:18.9 0 0
Retired SS14 41 Fredrik Åhlin Joakim Sjöberg Fredrik Åhlin Škoda Fabia R5 Retired 0 0
Retired SS13 40 Kevin Abbring Pieter Tsjoen Kevin Abbring Ford Fiesta R5 Accident 0 0
Retired SS11 39 Radik Shaymiev Maxim Tsvetkov TAIF Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5 Accident damage 0 0
Source:[13][14]

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Class leader
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km Adielsson / Johansson Škoda Fabia R5 4:31.9 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km Tidemand / Andersson Škoda Fabia R5 1:36.8 Tidemand / Andersson
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Katsuta / Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 11:06.2 Katsuta / Salminen
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km Huttunen / Linnaketo
Katsuta / Salminen
Hyundai i20 R5
Ford Fiesta R5
14:00.9
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km Tidemand / Andersson Škoda Fabia R5 10:57.9
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Katsuta / Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 10:54.6
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km Katsuta / Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 13:53.0
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km Veiby / Skjærmoen Škoda Fabia R5 10:41.0
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km Tidemand / Andersson Škoda Fabia R5 6:41.3
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km Tidemand / Andersson Škoda Fabia R5 10:42.1 Tidemand / Andersson
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km Katsuta / Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 13:39.9 Katsuta / Salminen
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km Katsuta / Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 8:57.9
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km Arai / MacNeall Ford Fiesta R5 10:28.6
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km Katsuta / Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 13:32.7
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km Katsuta / Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 8:52.9
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km Tuohino / Hämäläinen
Katsuta / Salminen
Škoda Fabia R5
Ford Fiesta R5
1:38.7
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km Veiby / Skjærmoen Škoda Fabia R5 2:37.6
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Tidemand / Andersson Škoda Fabia R5 12:03.1
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Katsuta / Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 11:47.8
SS19 Torsby 2 9.56 km Huttunen / Linnaketo Hyundai i20 R5 6:18.2

Championship standings[edit]

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Teams' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Team Points
1 1rightarrow blue.svg Jan Kopecký 25 1rightarrow blue.svg Pavel Dresler 25 1rightarrow blue.svg Škoda Motorsport II 25
2 Takamoto Katsuta 25 Marko Salminen 25 Tommi Mäkinen Racing 25
3 1downarrow red.svg 1 Eddie Sciessere 18 1downarrow red.svg 1 Flavio Zanella 18 1downarrow red.svg 1 M-Sport Ford WRT 18
4 Pontus Tidemand 18 Jonas Andersson 18 Škoda Motorsport 18
5 1downarrow red.svg 2 Teemu Suninen 15 1downarrow red.svg 2 Mikko Markkula 15 Toksport WRT 15


World Rally Championship-3[edit]

Classification[edit]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Event
23 1 63 Denis Rådström Johan Johansson Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:26.0 0.0 25 0
24 2 61 Emil Bergkvist Ola Fløene Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:33.3 +7.3 18 0
27 3 66 Julius Tannert Jürgen Heigl ADAC Sachsen Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:09.2 +4:43.2 15 0
29 4 69 Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Romain Courbon Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:18.7 +4:52.7 12 0
31 5 62 Terry Folb Christopher Guieu Terry Folb Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:20.2 +4:54.2 10 0
33 6 75 Yuriy Protasov Pavlo Cherepin Go+Cars Atlas Ward Citroën DS3 R3T 3:22:49.1 +6:23.1 8 0
34 7 67 Callum Devine Keith Moriarty Callum Devine Ford Fiesta R2T 3:22:53.9 +6:27.9 6 0
37 8 76 Taisko Lario Tatu Hämäläinen Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 3:27:03.3 +10:37.3 4 0
42 9 73 Emilio Fernández Joaquin Riquelme Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 3:31:28.1 +15:02.1 2 0
43 10 70 Luca Bottarelli Manuel Fenoli ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T 3:32:09.9 +15:43.9 1 0
45 11 68 David Holder Jason Farmer David Holder Ford Fiesta R2T 3:35:42.7 +19:16.7 0 0
51 12 72 Tom Williams Phil Hall Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2T 4:05:11.2 +48:45.2 0 0
54 13 71 Théo Chalal Jacques-Julien Renucci Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T 4:10:26.2 +54:00.2 0 0
55 14 65 Ken Torn Kuldar Sikk OT Racing Ford Fiesta R2T 4:12:18.4 +55:52.4 0 0
Retired SS4 74 Enrico Oldrati Danilo Fappani Enrico Oldrati Ford Fiesta R2T Radiator 0 0
Source:[13][14]

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Class leader
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km Protasov / Cherepin Citroën DS3 R3T 4:50.9 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km Rådström / Johnasson Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.6 Rådström / Johansson
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Bergkvist / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 12:09.1 Bergkvist / Fløene
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 15:12.4 Rådström / Johansson
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km Torn / Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T 11:41.4 Bergkvist / Fløene
Rådström / Johansson
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 11:43.5 Rådström / Johansson
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 14:58.4
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km Torn / Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T 11:30.4
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km Torn / Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T 7:14.8 Bergkvist / Fløene
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 11:34.7 Rådström / Johansson
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km Lario / Hämäläinen Peugeot 208 R2 14:54.5
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 9:38.4
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km Protasov / Cherepin Citroën DS3 R3T 11:15.1
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km Lario / Hämäläinen Peugeot 208 R2 14:38.9
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km Lario / Hämäläinen Peugeot 208 R2 9:32.1
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km Bergkvist / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.4
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km Fernández / Riquelme Ford Fiesta R2T 2:52.3
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Bergkvist / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 13:06.4
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Bergkvsit / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 12:58.9
SS19 Torsby 2 9.56 km Torn / Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T 6:49.1

Championship standings[edit]

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Teams' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Team Points
1 1rightarrow blue.svg Enrico Brazzoli 25 1rightarrow blue.svg Luca Beltrame 25 ADAC Sachsen 25
2 Denis Rådström 25 Johan Johansson 25 Go+Cars Atlas Ward 18
3 1rightarrow blue.svg Taisko Lario 19 1rightarrow blue.svg Tatu Hämäläinen 19 ACI Team Italia 15
4 1downarrow red.svg 2 Amaury Molle 18 1downarrow red.svg 2 Renaud Herman 18 OT Racing 15
5 Emil Bergkvist 18 Ola Fløene 18


Junior World Rally Championship[edit]

Classification[edit]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Stage
23 1 63 Denis Rådström Johan Johansson Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:26.0 0.0 25 9
24 2 61 Emil Bergkvist Ola Fløene Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:33.3 +7.3 18 5
27 3 66 Julius Tannert Jürgen Heigl ADAC Sachsen Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:09.2 +4:43.2 15 0
29 4 69 Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Romain Courbon Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:18.7 +4:52.7 12 0
31 5 62 Terry Folb Christopher Guieu Terry Folb Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:20.2 +4:54.2 10 0
34 6 67 Callum Devine Keith Moriarty Callum Devine Ford Fiesta R2T 3:22:53.9 +6:27.9 8 0
42 7 73 Emilio Fernández Joaquin Riquelme Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 3:31:28.1 +15:02.1 6 1
43 8 70 Luca Bottarelli Manuel Fenoli ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T 3:32:09.9 +15:43.9 4 0
45 9 68 David Holder Jason Farmer David Holder Ford Fiesta R2T 3:35:42.7 +19:16.7 2 0
51 10 72 Tom Williams Phil Hall Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2T 4:05:11.2 +48:45.2 1 0
54 11 71 Théo Chalal Jacques-Julien Renucci Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T 4:10:26.2 +54:00.2 0 0
55 12 65 Ken Torn Kuldar Sikk OT Racing Ford Fiesta R2T 4:12:18.4 +55:52.4 0 0
Retired SS4 74 Enrico Oldrati Danilo Fappani Enrico Oldrati Ford Fiesta R2T Radiator 0 0
Source:[13][14]

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Class leader
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km Bergkvist / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 4:55.1 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.6 Rådström / Johansson
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Bergkvist / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 12:09.1 Bergkvist / Fløene
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 15:12.4 Rådström / Johansson
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km Torn / Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T 11:41.4 Bergkvist / Fløene
Rådström / Johansson
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 11:43.5 Rådström / Johansson
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 14:58.4
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km Torn / Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T 11:30.4
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km Torn / Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T 7:14.8 Bergkvist / Fløene
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 11:34.7 Rådström / Johansson
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 14:57.0
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 9:38.4
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 11:19.2
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km Bergkvist / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 14:39.0
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 9:32.8
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km Bergkvist / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.4
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km Fernández / Riquelme Ford Fiesta R2T 2:52.3
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Bergkvist / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 13:06.4
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Bergkvist / Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 12:58.9
SS19 Torsby 2 9.56 km Torn / Sikk Ford Fiesta R2T 6:49.1

Championship standings[edit]

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Nations' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Team Points
1 Denis Rådström 34 Johan Johansson 34  Sweden 25
2 Emil Bergkvist 23 Ola Fløene 23  Germany 18
3 Julius Tannert 15 Jürgen Heigl 15  France 15
4 Jean-Baptiste Franceschi 12 Romain Courbon 12  Ireland 12
5 Terry Folb 10 Christopher Guieu 10  Chile 10


Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Rally Aus retains WRC finale in 2018". speedcafe.com. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Global support for Junior WRC". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Rally Sweden Countdown: Rally Route". wrc.com. WRC. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Latvala Triumphs in Sweden". wrc.com. WRC. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Neuville Wins in Sweden". wrc.com. WRC. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Sunday in Sweden: Cool Neuville Nets Victory". wrc.com. WRC. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  9. ^ "WRC 2 in Sweden: Katsuta suprises [sic] champion". wrc.com. WRC. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Junior WRC in Sweden: Rådström fights back to win". wrc.com. WRC. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  11. ^ "World RX champion Johan Kristoffersson to contest Rally Sweden". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Itenerary for Rally Sweden 2018". rallysweden.com. Rally Sweden. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  13. ^ a b c d "Rally Sweden Result". wrc.com. World Rally Championship. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d "66. Rally Sweden 2018". ewrc-results.com. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.

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