Lappi in the lead, Fourmaux resists Evans: follow the second stage of the Swedish Rally in live text

Four stages are planned in the snowy Swedish forests this Saturday afternoon. Follow the second loop of the day with live commentary from 14:15 p.m.!

Published on 17/02/2024 à 18:00

Dorian Grangier

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Lappi in the lead, Fourmaux resists Evans: follow the second stage of the Swedish Rally in live text

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Second stage of this 2024 championship WRC : the famous Rally from Sweden, the only one to argue about the snow on the calendar! On the program: 301,76 kilometers of timed courses and the number of special stages is identical to 2023, namely 18 SS.

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In the entry list, the main attraction will be the return of the reigning double world champion: Kalle Rovanperä will compete first rally of his half-season during the Swedish Rally. The Finn, who will only respect a partial program in WRC, will debut in 2024 in Scandinavia. In total, 56 crews are included in the entry list revealed this Friday by the championship.

There will not be eight, but nine Rally1 cars at the start of the Swedish round since Lorenzo Bertelli will make his return to the category for a private entry, still with the Toyota Yaris. At the house of Hyundai, the third car will be occupied, unsurprisingly, by Esapekka Lappi. The Finn will be involved in rallies with fast off-tarmac profiles, and Sweden matches his driving style.

WRC2 will also be a very interesting category to follow, with no fewer than seven Toyota GR Yaris Rally2s at the start of the Swedish Rally! The Japanese manufacturer is already the most represented in the field, ahead of Skoda. If a duel between the two Scandinavian drivers Oliver Solberg and Sami Pajari is expected, other drivers could create a surprise.

Nikolay Gryazin will take part in his first international rally with the Citroën C3 Rally2, and Emil Lindholm will launch his season aboard the Hyundai i20 N Rally2, as will William Creighton in the Ford Fiesta Rally2. Reigning WRC3 champion Roope Korhonen is also entered with the Toyota. Sweden is also hosting the first round of the 2024 Junior WRC championship, for which a record 19 crews have registered.

Rally Sweden 2024 – Program

Saturday February 17 (125,96 km)
07:45 – SS9: Vännäs 1 – 15,65 km
08:35 – SS10: Sarsjöliden 1 – 14,23 km
10:08 a.m. – SS11: Bygdsiljum 1 – 28,06 km
14:15 – SS12: Vännäs 2 – 15,65 km
15:05 – SS13: Sarsjöliden 2 – 14,23 km
16:38 a.m. – SS14: Bygdsiljum 2 – 28,06 km
19:05 p.m. – SS15: Umea 1 – 10,08 km

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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