the Last leg was a final for the fåordige Estonian. He led great and had no problems to monitor their management. Everything marked already on Friday, then Tänak through stable times were able to secure a good place on the grid for Saturday.
" I was able to build a lead during the morning session on Friday. Where the foundation of the victory, said Tänak.
And when the chief challenger Teemu Suninen ended up in a snövall early in the Saturday morning had Tänak a comfortable lead which he could monitor and extend. In total, he took six world championship stage victories.
" It is extraordinary to win here in Sweden. I'm very relieved to get the victory, " he says.
instead of the other places on the podium. In the end it was Finnish Esapekka Lappi who would take the runner-up, 3.0 seconds ahead of belgian Thierry Neuville, who accounted for an impressive pick-up after a visit to the snövallen during the first day.
After the victory tops Ott Tänak world CHAMPIONSHIP table with 47 points ahead of Neuville in the 40 and Ogier 31. Next world CHAMPIONSHIP rally start in Mexico from 7 to 10 march.
the Swedish rally means a definite farewell rallyikonen Marcus Grönholm. The finn made a comeback after many years absence. The rally was to celebrate the fact that he turned 50 last year. But if he is happy his gift?
" Well, not really. But it was worth it, and sometimes really nice, " he says to TT.
" Forget it, never in life!
For Pontus Tidemand, it could have gone better. He had hoped to be able to challenge at the top but technical problems on the first day meant that he could not keep up with. When the car came in the order he could short distance to the best, but some real top it was never. He finished in eighth place.
" It feels good. I have come in goal and I have developed during the competition, " says Tidemand to the TT.
in the WRC2 class, it was not quite as he hoped. Visit in a snövall destroyed the joy and Johan ended up in third place, over 2 minutes after the winner. It is uncertain if there will be any more WRC2-rally in years.
– It must fit in the calendar, and then it is a matter of financing, said Kristoffersson.
Gangs felled trees in front of the racing car