WRC Rally Sweden 2014

5th February 2014 - 8th February 2014


 Rally Sweden, being the only winter event and therefore unique in it’s kind, is of course a challenge a notch over the ususal. Here drivers and cars also face cold, snow and ice.


Event Updates

  • Craig speaks to iRally

  • Final Stage Interview

  • Craig clinches 9th

    Craig makes it safely through the final 15.87km (Power Stage) to clinch 9th.

    Evans off in the stage.Ostberg FASTEST

    Latvala wins Rally Sweden
    2.Mikkelsen
    3.Ostberg
    4.Hirvonen
    5.Tanak
    6.Ogier
    7.Solberg
    8.Tidemand
    9.Breen
    10.Meeke

    A great result for Craig & Scott on their debut event together on the WRC
  • SS23 Interview

  • SS23

    SS23 24.63km Ogier moves up to 6th overall.

    Ogier FASTEST, Mikkelsen +2.6, Latvala +3.0, Ostberg +4.8, Meeke +9.8, Craig 12th fastest +38.4

    1 more stage to go.
  • SS22 Interview

  • SS22

    SS22 19.26km Very muddy in parts second time around.

    Ostberg FASTEST, Latvala +0.5, Mikkelsen +5.0, Ogier +6.7, Meeke +12.6, Craig 12th fastest +26.3
  • SS21 Cancelled

    The organisers of WRC Rally Sweden have cancelled SS21 in an effort to get the event back on schedule after delays starting SS20.

    SS22 will run as planned at 13.02 local time.
  • SS20 Interview

  • SS20

    SS20 15.87km Craig happy with his run on the stage.
    Latvala FASTEST, Ostberg +4.2, Mikkelsen +5.8, Craig 13th fastest +28.6

    Latvala now leads overall by 42.7secs over Mikkelsen, Ostberg 3rd, Craig 10th

    SERVICE NOW
  • SS19 Interview

  • SS19

    SS19 24.63km Craig saying he just can’t get into the groove today but that was a bit easier.
    Latvala fastest, Craig +51.0
  • Craig up to 10th

    Craig is up to 10th overall after SS18 after Meeke visits snowbank.
  • SS18 Interview

  • SS17 Interview

  • SS17

    Craig running 5th on the road today and he said it was very tricky in places
    Latvala fastest, Craig 14th fastest +47.4
  • Day 4 Timetable

    Day 4 (Saturday)

    SS17 Hara 1 07:55
    SS18 Torntorp 1 08:33
    SS19 Vargåsen 1 09:07
    SS20 Värmullsåsen 1 10:25
    SS21 Hara 2 11.32
    SS22 Torntorp 2 13:02
    SS23 Vargåsen 2 13:36
    SS24 Värmullsåsen 2 15.13

    All times local (CET)
  • SS16 Interview

  • SS16

    SS16 1.90km Karlstad Superspecial. Drivers saying it was very tricky in places.

    Mikkelen FASTEST but Latvala leads overnight by 3.6secs, 2.Mikkelsen, 3.Ostberg, 4.Hirvonen, 5.Tanak, 6.Meeke.

    Craig happy with his day despite feeling a little under the weather this evening and ends the day 11th overall.

    8 Stages tomorrow 140km.
  • SS15 Interview

  • SS15

    SS15 Ogier goes FASTEST through the1.87km Hagfors sprint, Craig 11th fastest +5.8 sec.
    SERVICE NOW Just the Superspecial remains today.
  • SS14 Interview

  • SS14

    SS14 22.76km Craig had two spins in the stage.
    Ogier FASTEST, Latvala +11.1, Ostberg +11.1, Mikkelsen +13.7, Hirvonen +15.7, Craig 13th fastest +100.2
  • SS13 Interview

  • SS13

    SS13 18.15km Mostly gravel. Craig pushing little by little, learning as he goes.
    Ogier FASTEST, Latvala +6.6, Mikkelsen +7.5, Hirvonen +11.3, Ostberg +12.3, Meeke +15.8, Tanak +17.3, Solberg +19.8, Tidemand +21.0, Breen +26.6
    Ogier on a charge, Craig drops to 11th
  • SS12 Interview

  • SS12

    SS12km 15.00km Second time through, 100% gravel in parts. Craig backed off a bit fearing a puncture.
    Kubica loses time in a snowbank, Hanninen OUT.
    Ogier FASTEST, Craig 8th fastest +25.2, Craig moves up to 10th overall.
  • SS11 Interview

  • SS11

    SS11 1.87km A lot of water on the sprint.
    Solberg FASTEST, Hirvonen +2.1, Tanak +2.2, Ostberg +2.3, Mikkelsen +2.8, Breen +2.9, Latvala leads overall, Mikkelsen 2nd + 1.6, Ostberg 3rd +26.6, Craig 12th
    SERVICE NOW
  • SS10 Interview

  • SS10

    SS10 22.76km Craig happier with rear of car through that one. Admits to still learning the car. Ogier FASTEST, Latvala +4.2, Ostberg +9.0, Mikkelsen + 9.3, Craig 13th +46.4
  • SS9 Interview

  • SS9

    SS9 18.15km Craig spins near the start & has rear suspension issue.
    Ogier FASTEST, Mikkelsen +2.8, Latvala +5.5, Ostberg +11.7, Craig 13th fastest +47.8
  • SS8 Interview

  • SS8

    SS8 15.0km Craig 11th fastest 35.1 seconds down on fastest man Latvala.
    Ogier loses a lot of time in the stage.
  • Day 3 underway

    Freezing overnight rain in Sweden making condition very difficult on this morning’s stages.
    Craig running 4th on the road today.
  • Day 3 Timetable

    Friday February 7th

    07.00 SERVICE C HAGFORS
    08.16 ss 8 LESJÖFORS 1
    09.28 ss 9 FREDRIKSBERG 1
    10.15 ss 10 RÄMMEN 1 10.56 SS 11 HAGFORS SPRINT 1
    11.37 SERVICE D HAGFORS
    13.08 ss 12 LESJÖFORS 2
    14.20 ss 13 FREDRIKSBERG 2
    15.07 SS 14 RÄMMEN 2
    15.48 ss 15 HAGFORS SPRINT 2
    16.19 SERVICE E HAGFORS
    19.00 ss 16 KARLSTAD SSS 2

    All Times CET
  • SS7 Interview

  • SS7

    SS7 7.03km Craig saying at stage end that he might need to change his driving style to cure misfire, it could be a turbo car thing.
    Ogier FASTEST, Ostberg +1.5, Tanak +3.0, Meeke +4.0, Latvala +4.5, Hirvonen 4.6, Hanninen +4.8, Mikkelsen +6.0, Evans +6.0, Neuville +6.0, Kubica +7.2, Tidemand +7.6, Breen +9.7, Ogier retakes 1st overall from Mikkelsen, Latvala in 3rd, Craig 14th
    9 Stages tomorrow.
  • SS6 Interview

  • SS6

    SS6 16.82km Craig happier, amazed at the speed the car can carry but still learning.
    Mikkelsen FASTEST, Ogier +0.7, Latvala +1.7, Ostberg +2.2, Neuville +4.2, Hirvonen +4.3, Solberg +6.2 Tanak +7.2, Kubica +8.6, Craig 14th +14.0
    1 more today.
  • SS5

    SS5 7.16km Stage in good condition for the second run through.
    Tanak FASTEST, Neuville +0.5, Mikkelsen +1.9, Hirvonen +2.3, Ogier +3.0, Latvala +3.6, Tidemand +3.8, Ostberg +4.5, Craig 14th +7.5
  • SS4 Interview

  • SS4

    SS4 16.82km Brief visit to a snow bank for Craig, car is still misfiring in 4th & 5th gear.
    Mikkelsen FASTEST, Latvala +2.3, Tanak +3.6, Hirvonen +6.0, Ogier +7.1, Ostberg +7.4, Neuville +10.2 Hanninen +11.4, Meeke +14.0, Breen +38.8
    REGROUP NOW
  • SS3 Interview

  • SS3 7.16km Drivers having mixed opinions of the stage. Ogier FASTEST, Mikkelsen +5.7, Latvalla +6.6, Tanak +7.8, Hirvonen +8.0, Ostberg +10.9, Neuville +11.5, Meeke +12.0, Solberg +12.5, Hanninen +13.8, Tidemand +14.9, Breen +15.3
  • SS2 Interview

  • SS2

    With 6 tough stages and no service it’s going to be a day of survial at WRC Sweden.
    SS2 7.03km. Craig reporting a missfire on gear change.
    Ogier FASTEST, Tanak +2.6, Latvala +2.7, Mikkelsen + 3.8, Ostberg +4.4, Hanninen +5.0, Tidemand +5.3, Hirvonen +6.3, Neuville +7.8, Meeke +8.5, Kubica +9.9, Breen +9.9, Evans +16.0 / Ogier takes the lead.
  • Day 2 Timetable

    Day 2 - 06.02.2014
    NO SERVICE During Day 2

    SS2 Torsby 1 7.03 10
    SS3 Kirkener 1 7.16 12:29
    SS4 Finnskogen 1 16.82 13:04
    SS5 Kirkener 2 7.16 14:54
    SS6 Finnskogen 2 16.82 15:29
    SS7 Torsby 2 7.03 16:59
  • SS1 Times

    Drivers reported the 1.9km Superspecial to be very tricky and none were going to risk damage.
    Mikkelsen FASTEST, Ogier +0.8, Tanak +2.2, Craig 23rd 7.4 secs down.
    Full stage action begins tomorrow at 10.54 CET
  • SS1 Interview

  • Craig through the Superspecial

    Craig through the Karlstad Superspecial in a time of 1:40.8

    Cars running in reverse order
  • Craig 6th at Shakedown

    1 M. Ostberg
    2 J-M. Latvala
    3 K. Meeke
    4 H. Solberg
    5 T. Neuville
    6 C. Breen
    7 J. Hanninen
    8 M. Solowow
    9 R. Kubica
    10 Y. Protasov
  • Shakedown done & dusted

    Shakedown done & dusted

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