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 base Sweden Torsby, Värmland
Dates run 15 – 18 February 2018
Start location Karlstad trotting track, Karlstad
Finish location Torsby, Värmland
Stages 19 (314.25 km; 195.27 miles)
Stage surface Gravel and snow
Transport distance 1,086.28 km (674.98 miles)
Overall distance 1,400.79 km (870.41 miles)
Results
Overall winner Belgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
2:52:13.1
WRC-2 winner Japan Takamoto Katsuta
Finland Marko Salminen
Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing
3:01:27.5
WRC-3 winner Sweden Denis Rådström
Sweden Johan Johansson
Sweden Denis Rådström
3:16:26.0
Power stage winner Finland Esapekka Lappi
Finland Janne Ferm
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
Crews 66 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 314.51 km (195.43 mi).[5]

Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila were the defending rally winners. Their team, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, were the defending manufacturers' winners.[6] Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia entered the round with a 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.

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.

Background[edit]

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][9]
Notes

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 though 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 temmates 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. Team-mate 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 finshed 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]

Classification[edit]

Rally results[edit]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Stage
Overall classification
1 1 5 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:52:13.1 0.0 25 2
2 2 11 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Scott Martin France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 2:52:32.9 +19.8 18 0
3 3 4 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Anders Jæger-Synnevaag South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:52:41.4 +28.3 15 3
4 4 9 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:52:58.9 +45.8 12 5
5 5 6 New Zealand Hayden Paddon United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:53:07.5 +54.4 10 0
6 6 12 Norway Mads Østberg Norway Torstein Eriksen France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 2:53:28.4 +1:15.3 8 0
7 7 7 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:54:18.0 +2:04.9 6 0
8 8 3 Finland Teemu Suninen Finland Mikko Markkula United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 2:55:05.3 +2:52.2 4 0
9 9 8 Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:55:57.5 +3:44.4 2 1
10 10 1 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 3:00:58.5 +8:45.4 1 4
World Rally Championship-2
12 1 35 Japan Takamoto Katsuta Finland Marko Salminen Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 3:01:27.5 0.0 25
13 2 31 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Sweden Jonas Andersson Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:01:32.0 +4.5 18
14 3 32 Norway Ole Christian Veiby Norway Stig Rune Skjærmoen Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:01:58.0 +30.5 15
15 4 42 Sweden Mattias Adielsson Sweden Andreas Johansson Sweden Mattias Adielsson Škoda Fabia R5 3:03:16.8 +1:49.3 12
16 5 43 Finland Janne Tuohino Finland Reeta Hämäläinen Turkey Toksport World Rally Team Škoda Fabia R5 3:03:57.4 +2:29.9 10
18 6 34 Finland Jari Huttunen Finland Antti Linnaketo South Korea Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 R5 3:06:29.6 +5:02.6 8
20 7 36 Japan Hiroki Arai Australia Glenn MacNeall Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 3:09:07.7 +7:40.2 6
28 8 44 Sweden Lars Stugemo Sweden Kalle Lexe Sweden Lars Stugemo Škoda Fabia R5 3:21:17.8 +19:50.3 4
38 9 33 Poland Łukasz Pieniążek Poland Przemysław Mazur Finland Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:27:33.7 +26:06.2 2
46 10 45 Finland Jarmo Berg Finland Rami Suorsa Turkey Toksport World Rally Team Škoda Fabia R5 3:36:39.9 +35:12.4 1
World Rally Championship-3
23 1 63 Sweden Denis Rådström Sweden Johan Johansson Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:26.0 0.0 25
24 2 61 Sweden Emil Bergkvist Norway Ola Fløene Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:33.3 +7.3 18
27 3 66 Germany Julius Tannert Austria Jürgen Heigl Germany ADAC Sachsen Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:09.2 +4:43.2 15
29 4 69 France Jean-Baptiste Franceschi France Romain Courbon France Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:18.7 +4:52.7 12
31 5 62 France Terry Folb France Christopher Guieu France Terry Folb Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:20.2 +4:54.2 10
33 6 75 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin Poland Go+Cars Atlas Ward Citroën DS3 R3T 3:22:49.1 +6:23.1 8
34 7 67 Republic of Ireland Callum Devine Republic of Ireland Keith Moriarty Republic of Ireland Callum Devine Ford Fiesta R2T 3:22:53.9 +6:27.9 6
37 8 76 Finland Taisko Lario Finland Tatu Hämäläinen Finland Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 3:27:03.3 +10:37.3 4
42 9 73 Chile Emilio Fernández Chile Joaquin Riquelme Chile Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 3:31:28.1 +15:02.1 2
43 10 70 Italy Luca Bottarelli Italy Manuel Fenoli Italy ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T 3:32:09.9 +15:43.9 1
Junior World Rally Championship
23 1 63 Sweden Denis Rådström Sweden Johan Johansson Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:26.0 0.0 25 9
24 2 61 Sweden Emil Bergkvist Norway Ola Fløene Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 3:16:33.3 +7.3 18 5
27 3 66 Germany Julius Tannert Austria Jürgen Heigl Germany ADAC Sachsen Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:09.2 +4:43.2 15 0
29 4 69 France Jean-Baptiste Franceschi France Romain Courbon France Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:18.7 +4:52.7 12 0
31 5 62 France Terry Folb France Christopher Guieu France Terry Folb Ford Fiesta R2T 3:21:20.2 +4:54.2 10 0
34 6 67 Republic of Ireland Callum Devine Republic of Ireland Keith Moriarty Republic of Ireland Callum Devine Ford Fiesta R2T 3:22:53.9 +6:27.9 8 0
42 7 73 Chile Emilio Fernández Chile Joaquin Riquelme Chile Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 3:31:28.1 +15:02.1 6 1
43 8 70 Italy Luca Bottarelli Italy Manuel Fenoli Italy ACI Team Italia Ford Fiesta R2T 3:32:09.9 +15:43.9 4 0
45 9 68 New Zealand David Holder New Zealand Jason Farmer New Zealand David Holder Ford Fiesta R2T 3:35:42.7 +19:16.7 2 0
51 10 72 United Kingdom Tom Williams United Kingdom Phil Hall United Kingdom Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2T 4:05:11.2 +48:45.2 1 0
Source:[10][11]

Special stages[edit]

Overall classification
Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Class leader
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:17.3 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km Estonia Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 1:32.7 Estonia Ott Tänak
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Estonia Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 10:32.7
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 13:16.4 Belgium Thierry Neuville
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:18.5
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km New Zealand Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:19.5
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Citroën C3 WRC 13:17.3
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Citroën C3 WRC 10:06.1
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km New Zealand Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 6:23.8
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km Estonia Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 10:02.0
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km Estonia Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 12:58.2
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:35.9
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Citroën C3 WRC 9:55.3
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 12:44.5
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:28.2
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km Estonia Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 1:34.7
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km Belgium Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:32.7
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Estonia Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 11:11.8
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Finland Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris WRC 11:15.0
SS19 Torsby 2 [Power Stage] 9.56 km Finland Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris WRC 6:01.2
World Rally Championship-2
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km Sweden Mattias Adielsson Škoda Fabia R5 4:31.9 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km Sweden Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 1:36.8 Sweden Pontus Tidemand
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 11:06.2 Japan Takamoto Katsuta
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km Finland Jari Huttunen
Japan Takamoto Katsuta
Hyundai i20 R5
Ford Fiesta R5
14:00.9
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km Sweden Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 10:57.9
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 10:54.6
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 13:53.0
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km Norway Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 10:41.0
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km Sweden Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 6:41.3
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km Sweden Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 10:42.1 Sweden Pontus Tidemand
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 13:39.9 Japan Takamoto Katsuta
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 8:57.9
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km Japan Hiroki Arai Ford Fiesta R5 10:28.6
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 13:32.7
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 8:52.9
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km Finland Janne Tuohino
Japan Takamoto Katsuta
Škoda Fabia R5
Ford Fiesta R5
1:38.7
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km Norway Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 2:37.6
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Sweden Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia R5 12:03.1
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Japan Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 11:47.8
SS19 Torsby 2 9.56 km Finland Jari Huttunen Hyundai i20 R5 6:18.2
World Rally Championship-3
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Citroën DS3 R3T 4:50.9 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.6 Sweden Denis Rådström
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 12:09.1 Sweden Emil Bergkvist
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 15:12.4 Sweden Denis Rådström
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km Estonia Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 11:41.4 Sweden Emil Bergkvist
Sweden Denis Rådström
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:43.5 Sweden Denis Rådström
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 14:58.4
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km Estonia Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 11:30.4
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km Estonia Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 7:14.8 Sweden Emil Bergkvist
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:34.7 Sweden Denis Rådström
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km Finland Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 14:54.5
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 9:38.4
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Citroën DS3 R3T 11:15.1
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km Finland Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 14:38.9
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km Finland Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 9:32.1
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.4
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km Chile Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 2:52.3
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 13:06.4
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 12:58.9
SS19 Torsby 2 9.56 km Estonia Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 6:49.1
Junior World Rally Championship
15 February Skalla [Shakedown] 6.86 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 4:55.1 N/A
SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.9 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.6 Sweden Denis Rådström
16 February SS2 Hof-Finnskog 1 21.26 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 12:09.1 Sweden Emil Bergkvist
SS3 Svullrya 1 24.88 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 15:12.4 Sweden Denis Rådström
SS4 Röjden 1 19.13 km Estonia Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 11:41.4 Sweden Emil Bergkvist
Sweden Denis Rådström
SS5 Hof-Finnskog 2 21.26 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:43.5 Sweden Denis Rådström
SS6 Svullrya 2 24.88 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 14:58.4
SS7 Röjden 2 19.13 km Estonia Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 11:30.4
SS8 Torsby 1 9.56 km Estonia Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 7:14.8 Sweden Emil Bergkvist
17 February SS9 Torntorp 1 19.88 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:34.7 Sweden Denis Rådström
SS10 Hagfors 1 23.4 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 14:57.0
SS11 Vargåsen 1 14.21 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 9:38.4
SS12 Torntorp 2 19.88 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 11:19.2
SS13 Hagfors 2 23.4 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 14:39.0
SS14 Vargåsen 2 14.21 km Sweden Denis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2T 9:32.8
SS15 SSS Karlstad 2 1.9 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 1:48.4
SS16 Torsby Sprint 3.43 km Chile Emilio Fernández Ford Fiesta R2T 2:52.3
18 February SS17 Likenäs 1 21.19 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 13:06.4
SS18 Likenäs 2 21.19 km Sweden Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T 12:58.9
SS19 Torsby 2 9.56 km Estonia Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 6:49.1

Power Stage[edit]

The Power Stage was a 9.56 km stage at the end of the rally. Additional World Championship points were awarded to the five fastest crews.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Diff. Pts.
1 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC 6:01.2 0.0 5
2 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC 6:02.5 +1.3 4
3 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Anders Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 6:03.1 +1.9 3
4 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 6:04.4 +3.2 2
5 Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 6:06.4 +5.2 1

J-WRC stage winning crews[edit]

Junior World Rally Championship crews scored additional points. Each of the fastest stage time was awarded with one bonus point.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Pts.
1 Sweden Denis Rådström Sweden Johan Johansson Ford Fiesta R2T 9
2 Sweden Emil Bergkvist Norway Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2T 5
3 Estonia OT Racing Estonia Ken Torn Ford Fiesta R2T 4
4 Chile Emilio Fernández Chile Joaquin Riquelme Ford Fiesta R2T 1

Penalties[edit]

The following notable crews were given time penalty during the rally.

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Reason Penalty
SS2 39 Russia Radik Shaymiev Russia Maxim Tsvetkov Russia TAIF Motorsport Ford Fiesta WRC WRC-2 1 minute late 0:10
SS3 71 France Théo Chalal France Jacques-Julien Renucci France Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC 6 minutes late 1:00
SS4 14 Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud Norway Henning Solberg Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2 minutes late 0:20
SS4 38 Italy Umberto Scandola Italy Andrea Gaspari Italy S.A. Motorsport Italia Srl Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 17 minutes late 2:50
SS4 72 United Kingdom Tom Williams United Kingdom Phil Hall United Kingdom Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC 7 minutes late 1:10
SS11 71 France Théo Chalal France Jacques-Julien Renucci France Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC 3 minutes late 0:30
SS13 71 France Théo Chalal France Jacques-Julien Renucci France Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC 1 minute late 0:10
SS15 45 Sweden Lars Stugemo Sweden Kalle Lexe Sweden Lars Stugemo Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 8 minutes late 1:20
SS16 14 Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud Norway Henning Solberg Ford Fiesta WRC WRC Stewards decision 5:00
SS18 68 New Zealand David Holder New Zealand Jason Farmer New Zealand David Holder Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Jump start 0:10
SS19 1 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 25 minutes late 4:10
SS19 2 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Daniel Barritt United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 26 minutes late 4:20
SS19 33 Poland Łukasz Pieniążek Poland Przemysław Mazur Finland Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Used more tyres than allowed 2:00

Retirements[edit]

The following notable crews retired from the event. Under Rally2 regulations, they were eligible to re-enter the event starting from the next leg. Crews that re-entered were given an additional time penalty.

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Cause Re-entry
SS3 46 Italy Gianluca Linari Italy Nicola Arena Italy Gianluca Linari Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Off road Yes
SS4 71 France Théo Chalal France Jacques-Julien Renucci France Théo Chalal Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Accident No
SS8 33 Poland Łukasz Pieniążek Poland Przemysław Mazur Finland Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Off road Yes
SS9 65 Estonia Ken Torn Estonia Kuldar Sikk Estonia OT Racing Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3, JWRC Off road Yes
SS10 38 Italy Umberto Scandola Italy Andrea Gaspari Italy S.A. Motorsport Italia Srl Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Mechanical No
SS11 39 Russia Radik Shaymiev Russia Maxim Tsvetkov Russia TAIF Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Off road No
SS13 40 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Belgium Pieter Tsjoen Netherlands Kevin Abbring Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Accident No
SS14 10 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC Collision Yes
SS14 41 Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Sweden Joakim Sjöberg Sweden Fredrik Åhlin Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Retired No
SS19 10 United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC Withdrawn No
SS19 21 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr Saudi Arabia Yazeed Racing Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC Withdrawn No

Championship standings after the rally[edit]

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