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68. Rally Sweden 2020

WRC #2WRC 2 #2JWRC #1WRC 3 #2
13. 2. – 16. 2. 2020, Torsby • Rally Sweden AB • snow - ice 171.64 km - (cancelled 23.09 km) • total distance including road sections - 650.18 km • Other years
Itinerary shortened before the event due to lack of snow.

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SS11
#21
flagGryazin Nikolay - Fedorov Yaroslav
"We’ve completed Rally Sweden. We drove pretty safely at the final stage as there really was nothing to fight for by then. We’re just happy this event is finally over."
#29
flagSolberg Oliver - Johnston Aaron
"Not the end we wanted with a slow rear-left puncture on the final stage. Not sure where we got it but that’s rallying! "
#28
flagLindholm Emil - Korhonen Mikael
"Five seconds to our class winner and second fastest R5, so I'm happy!"
#25
flagTidemand Pontus - Barth Patrik
"SS18 was really slippery & the grip was more changing than I expected. Made a little mistake in the beginning and lost a couple of seconds. Overall happy with the weekend and the championship points!"
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"Fantastic result after a great weekend! The team have been great, gave us what we needed and it’s a pleasure working with them. Really pleased for on his first win, great job by everyone this weekend."
#17
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"It's been a difficult weekend but we are at the end. Conditions were tricky in this stage and I was not daring enough. But at least we'll have a good start position in Mexico!"
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I don't know if it's enough for a podium but I gave everything I have. Start on the slow section could have been better, but we will see."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
“It was so tricky in there and at times it felt as though the car was just sailing on top of the mud. But not a bad weekend overall, and we’ll look to build on that next time out in Mexico.”
#58
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It was a perfect weekend, WRC3 winners and fastest R5 in overall! If you want to win, take a Finn. "
#3
flagSuninen Teemu - Lehtinen Jarmo
“It’s not been a great weekend for us and we had a stall in the beginning of this one too. But okay, we just have to put it behind us and focus on doing better and scoring some good points in Mexico.”
#20
flagØstberg Mads - Eriksen Torstein
"It feels really good. A challenging weekend. To end up with 50 points after RMC & Rally Sweden, is what we wanted, especially after this difficult weekend"
#22
flagVeiby Ole Christian - Andersson Jonas
"Happy for 2nd, but it’s been a tricky weekend. We’ve had some good stage times and happy with that, but need to figure out why we lose so much on the other stages. Finally we score some important points in the championship!"
SS8
#21
flagGryazin Nikolay - Fedorov Yaroslav
"We hit the rock and picked up the puncture at the start of the stage so we had to stop to change the wheel. Unfortunately we’ve got back on the move right after Fourmaux, and were stuck behind him till the finish."
#25
flagTidemand Pontus - Barth Patrik
"We're really trying and it felt like a quite good stage for us. If you lose time in the start it's difficult to catch. We're doing what we can."
#20
flagØstberg Mads - Eriksen Torstein
"It was okay - we tried to have a clean stage. I am not comfortable so I am having to go over the limit and it's not ideal."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I was caught out near the end when the sump guard touched and it threw the car into an understeer. It's still very tricky!"
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"It's not easy, we had to make some changes on the road section because our front tyres were wearing out too much. I had to get the feeling at the beginning of the stage but now I think it's a better set up for the tyres."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I made one small mistake at the end where I had a really bad exit. Otherwise, a really good stage and we had a good push."
#16
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"I don't know what the boys behind will be able to do but that one will clean more than the others. We had a clean run."
#3
flagSuninen Teemu - Lehtinen Jarmo
"I was pushing and giving it everything. We had three or four slides and that's it."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Barritt Daniel
"It was very difficult to drive because every corner the grip is changing a lot. We are here so it's okay"
SS7
#22
flagVeiby Ole Christian - Andersson Jonas
"We tried - this morning was really good. I don't get the studs down in the ground so I struggled a lot with that one."
#58
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It feels good and we are not taking any big risks."
#20
flagØstberg Mads - Eriksen Torstein
"I am trying but when you're not really comfortable it's difficult to push. I keep making mistakes instead of being faster - I went off the road at one point at one time and lost a little bit of time."
#28
flagLindholm Emil - Korhonen Mikael
"I don't think this morning was perfect - I wasn't really in touch with the grip the gravel was offering. I had a much better rhythm in this stage."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I wasn't sure if we were too careful but it seems we are carrying good speed. Anything can happen, so we need to keep in this rhythm."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"Slowly, slowly. I can't saying I am feeling completely comfortable yet but I am doing what I can."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I am trying my best and driving much better than yesterday, but the times aren't there. I think I am losing some studs but I am not sure where I can preserve them."
#17
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"I tried my best but we are struggling a little bit with the setup and the car felt different to the stage before."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"This stage was really good, so I am really pleased. It's better than yesterday and I can't do more."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"It was a bit better but probably not enough. I thought I had done a better stage at this."
#16
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"It was quite OK but probably I didn't push enough in some places. I'm trying my best."
#3
flagSuninen Teemu - Lehtinen Jarmo
"We need to go flat out and that's it. Simple."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Barritt Daniel
"This is more like loose snow on the top of the surface, which makes it slippery. It is trickier than yesterday but I will try and survive this rally."
SS6
#22
flagVeiby Ole Christian - Andersson Jonas
"Three or four corners before the end - I was lucky with that. There was a hole on the inside. I enjoyed this stage and I couldn't do much more than that."
#58
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It was quite a difficult stage."
#20
flagØstberg Mads - Eriksen Torstein
"That's good. The conditions are slightly better today, but it's still not easy. We are trying to keep a good rhythm."
#28
flagLindholm Emil - Korhonen Mikael
"It's completely different. There is more gravel and better grip in general I think. Luckily we had no issues."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It's been an okay morning but it was difficult in there. There was a lot of grip, but in some places it was slippier than expected."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It's still not the feeling I was hoping for... just that go-kart feeling."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"It's a bit cleaner but today will be more tricky with the studs. If we can manage this speed then it should be okay."
#17
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Let's see - it's a bit more tricky now and we lost some studs towards the end. The feeling is good so we will try to enjoy it."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I am happy with my driving - it was clearly better than yesterday and it was a clean run. I can't do much more than that."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"I tried to drive fast but the road is completely different. I struggled but we tried to push."
#16
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"It's not very good. I feel better than I did yesterday but we definitely need to drive better than that."
#3
flagSuninen Teemu - Lehtinen Jarmo
"I was quite happy with my driving but still there is some places where I can go better. I don't think we have a good road position because it's loose and slippery, but we caused this situation for ourselves yesterday."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Barritt Daniel
"I expected more icy conditions but it wasn't so bad. Some places were a bit more slippery than yesterday but it's okay."
SS5
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
stalled in the first hairpin
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Hänninen Juho
technical issue, retired
SS4
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"We went slightly off after a bit too optimistic note, then I took it bit steady to make sure everything was still working. Other than that OK"
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Hänninen Juho
"We have a technical problem and the engine is cutting all the time - I don't know what it is. I have to keep rebooting it and starting again. We will try to get to service but our rally is done - we've lost too much time."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It's tricky because the ice is breaking up quite a lot. It's not easy but generally the feeling in the car is quite good."
#3
flagSuninen Teemu - Lehtinen Jarmo
"I don't really know... for me the stage felt pretty okay but we have lost too much time."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I don't know - it's a shame because I am doing my best. After the first three corners I was on the limit all the time."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"It's pretty difficult - we have no snow and no line. We had a good rhythm so we will continue to give it everything and see."
SS3
#20
flagØstberg Mads - Eriksen Torstein
"Had to do some adjustments to the car, feels a bit better. Trying to stay focused, and stick to my plan."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"We had small stall on one of the junctions, otherwise okay!"
SS2
#28
flagLindholm Emil - Korhonen Mikael
"Quite okay. There was more grip than I expected."
#27
flagPietarinen Eerik - Anttila Miikka
"Some gearbox issues for us this morning. We will try to fix it for the next stages."
#25
flagTidemand Pontus - Barth Patrik
"Good feeling, I'd say this stage was 90% good for us. Made a few mistakes towards the end and lost a bit of time. "
#20
flagØstberg Mads - Eriksen Torstein
"Ok start. Struggling in the fast parts to get the car turning"
#21
flagGryazin Nikolay - Fedorov Yaroslav
"We had ice in the pacenotes but it was so slippery and the car just ran wide! The rest was okay and in the last part I was a little bit more cautious."
#23
flagFourmaux Adrien - Jamoul Renaud
"It's a really nice stage and we had a really good feeling, so I think we need to push a little bit more. There was more grip than I expected."
#16
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"I struggled at the start of the stage to get back into the rhythm again, but the second half was much better."
#10
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Hänninen Juho
"The tyres started to give up and I lost the confidence in the icy corners. It was going well until that point."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"At the end it was tricky but generally we had quite a good stage."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Quite okay, I made few mistakes where I lost some time. It will hopefully be better when I get bit more used to the car. Conditions are interesting - really tricky"
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I tried my best. I couldn't really do any better so I need to be pleased with this."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It was okay - in some places I struggled and braked a bit too early. The grip was still quite changeable."
#17
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"I was a little cautious at the end because we have lost some grip already with the tyres. It was a good stage anyway - you can always take more risks but it's not too bad."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"It was okay in this one but I think the other stages will be more tricky. The grip is changing and I struggled with understeer so I couldn't carry the speed into the corners."
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