WRC – 2020 RALLY SWEDEN PREVIEW


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The FIA World Rally Championship resumes next week with the weird take a look at of Rally Sweden (13-16 February), spherical two of the 2020 season.

Historically the sequence’ fleshy iciness match, the rally will bustle with a modified route this twelve months following unseasonal weather over most up-to-date weeks. The venture will remain nonetheless, with studded tyres biting into the ice and snow-lined roads to present great grip and make this one of many quickest rounds on the calendar.

Thierry Neuville takes the championship lead to Sweden for the main time after his opt on the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo. Hyundai crew-mate Ott Tänak will goal to soar abet from his accident on spherical one on an match that he won in 2019, whereas Craig Breen is the crew’s third i20 WRC. There is a total of five Toyota Yaris WRC on the entry checklist of the the Scandinavian match, with the factory autos of Sébastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanperä joined no longer only by the younger Jap driver Takamoto Katsuta, however additionally by Jari-Matti Latvala, who returns as a privateer for an match he has won four cases within the past. M-Sport lines up with the Finns Esapekka Lappi and Teemu Suninen, with the Lithuanian driver Deividas Jocius additionally in a Ford Fiesta WRC.

The FIA WRC 2 class for factory-supported drivers in R5 autos grows with the addition of Swedish ace Pontus Tidemand in a Škoda Fabia entered by Toksport. He joins PH Sport driver Mads Østberg, the Hyundai pair of Nikolay Gryazin and Ole Christian Veiby and M-Sport duo Adrien Fourmaux and Rhys Yates. There are an additional 15 entries in FIA WRC 3 for privateers, including 18-twelve months-broken-down Oliver Solberg or ERC1 Junior Champion Filip Mares, whereas Rally Sweden is the opening spherical of the FIA Junior WRC season, where 16 drivers are entered.

THE 2020 ROUTE

As frequent, the rally will be basically based mostly in Torsby and kick off on Thursday night time with the ceremonial originate up and an infinite particular stage at the trotting discover in Karlstad. A modified route points identical schedules on both Friday and Saturday, made up of four stages on on a standard foundation. The crews will head into Norway for the Hof-Finnskog stage and the returning Finnskogen take a look at, final frail in 2012. Then comes the mark-new Nyckelvattnet stage abet on the Swedish facet of the border, sooner than the short Torsby Whisk on the threshold of the carrier park. Two runs over Likenäs will total the rally on Sunday, with the second glide as the Energy Stage.

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Media accreditation desires to be gentle personally by popular Circulate Holders at the Accreditation Desk positioned at the Media Heart at the Torsby Provider Park (Torsby Flygplats, Vasserudsvägen 3, 685 93, Torsby – GPS: DMS: 60°09’01.9”N 12°59’36.2”E ; DD: 60.150406, 12.993342).

The opening hours are:

Tuesday 11 February: 14: 00 – 20: 00 hrs

Wednesday 12 February: 08: 00 – 20: 00 hrs

Thursday 13 February: 08: 00 – 22: 00 hrs

2020 WRC RALLY SWEDEN TIMETABLE AND MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday 12 February

Principal media safety briefing, Photographers’ Room, Media Heart          17: 00 hrs

Thursday 13 February

Principal Shakedown for P1 & other drivers as requested, Skalla, Torsby    09: 00 – 10: 45 hrs

Shakedown P1 & P2, Skalla, Torsby                                                                             10: 45 – 11: 30 hrs

Shakedown P3, Skalla, Torsby                                                                                       11: 00 – 12: 30 hrs

Shakedown P4, Skalla, Torsby                                                                                       11: 30 – 13: 00

Shakedown for non-precedence drivers, Skalla, Torsby                                                 12: 00 – 13: 00

‘Meet the Crews’ Top 3 Shakedown, Torsby Provider Park                                      12: 30 hrs

FIA Press Conference, Press Room, Media Centre, Torsby Provider Park             13: 00 hrs

Initiating with P2, P3 & P4 drivers (15’)

Followed by P1 drivers (15’)

WRC Promoter Media Data Session on new 2020 WRC events, Media Heart  14: 00

Ceremonial originate up, Trotting Note, Karlstad                                                                  19: 00 hrs

Originate up of the rally, Trotting Note, Karlstad                                                                   20: 04

Friday 14 February

Originate up of Share 2, Torsby Provider Park                                                                        06: 47 hrs

First automobile arrives for keeping residing, Torsby Provider Park                                            12: 17 – 14: 40 hrs

PR assignment with P1 & nationwide P2/P3 drivers (Biathlon), Torsby SP                     13: 20 – 14: 10

First automobile arrives for technical / media zone & closing carrier, Torsby SP                15: 22 hrs

‘Meet the Crews’, Torsby Provider Park                                                                        Throughout the 45’ carrier

Saturday 15 February

Originate up of Share 3, Torsby Provider Park                                                                        06: 47 hrs

First automobile arrives for keeping residing, Torsby Provider Park                                            12: 17 – 14: 40 hrs

PR assignment with P1 & nationwide P2/P3 drivers (digger competition), Torsby SP 13: 20 – 14: 10

First automobile arrives for technical / media zone & closing carrier, Torsby SP                15: 22 hrs

‘Meet the Crews’, Torsby Provider Park                                                                        Throughout the 45’ carrier

Sunday 16 February

Originate up of Share 4, Torsby Provider Park                                                                        08: 46 hrs

First automobile arrives for regroup, Ambjörby                                                                       10: 48 hrs

Rally Enact & Holding residing, Torsby Provider Park                                                      13: 43 hrs

Podium Ceremony & Ticket Giving, Torsby Provider Park                                          15: 00 hrs

FIA Press Conference, Press Room, Media Centre, Torsby Provider Park             16: 00 hrs

FIA PRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

Wednesday 13 February             FIA WRC

                                                           Ott Tänak (EST), Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Group of workers

                                                           Elfyn Evans (GBR), Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Group of workers

                                                           Teemu Suninen (FIN), M-Sport Ford World Rally Group of workers

                                                           Craig Breen (IRL), Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Group of workers

                                                           Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN), Latvala Motorsport OY

                                                           FIA WRC 2

                                                           Ole Christian Veiby (NOR), Hyundai Motorsport N

                                                           Pontus Tidemand (SWE), Toksport WRT

                                                           FIA WRC 3

                                                           Oliver Solberg (SWE)

                                                           Filip Mares (CZE)

                                                           FIA Junior WRC

                                                           Fabio Andolfi (ITA)

                                                           Tom Kristensson (SWE)

Sunday 16 February                      Qualified FIA WRC 2 Championship crew

                                                           Qualified FIA WRC 3 Championship crew

                                                           Qualified FIA Junior WRC Championship crew

                                                           Top three crews within the total classification

                                                           Consultant of the superior manufacturer

MANUFACTURER WRC ENTRIES, 2020 WRC RALLY SWEDEN     

Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT           Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (#11)

                                                           Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja (#8)

                                                           Craig Breen / Paul Nagle (#16)

Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT          Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (#17)

                                                           Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin (#33)

                                                           Kalle Rovanperä / Jonne Halttunen (#69)

                                                           Takamoto Katsuta / Daniel Barritt (#18)

M-Sport Ford WRT                        Teemu Suninen / Jarmo Lehtinen (#3)

                                                           Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm (#4)

2020 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for your whole WRC Championships is available on the next link:

https://www.fia.com/events/world-rally-championship/season-2020/standings


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