Swedish Rally action to start this morning

Swedish Rally action to start this morning

12.02.2016: WRC RALLYES Sweden Rally 2016 12-14th February 2016

WRC RALLYES  Sweden Rally 2016
12-14th February 2016



Route                                               


    The action begins with Thursday night’s traditional super special at Karlstad trotting track, which is repeated 48 hours later.


    Much of Friday’s opening leg is in Norway with a tyre-change opportunity in Kirkenær. It includes the cross border Röjden stage.


    Saturday comprises classic stages in the frozen forests around Hagfors, including the famous Colin’s Crest in Vargåsen.


    The final day returns to the same area for four tests, including the rally-closing Power Stage in Värmullsåsen, before the Karlstad finish.



Swedish stage teams work through the night    - Road grading teams have worked through the night to re-prepare stages ready for this week's Rally Sweden [12 - 14 February].




Organisers sent road-levelling machinery into the Vargåsen, Värmullåsen, Torsby and Fredriksberg stages on Wednesday night, hours after they were driven by competitors on the pre-event recce.


"We went out on the stages to grade them before the forecast cold weather arrives," explained Rally Sweden Clerk of the Course Stig-Rune Kjernsli. "We want to make them good so that when the sub zero temperatures arrive we have a frozen gravel surface."


The grading process smoothed the ruts that appeared during the recce. "The surface now looks very good," added Kjernsli. Competitors will recce the remaining Swedish stages today and these are expected to be re-graded tonight.


The rally begins on Thursday eveing with an opening ceremony in host city Karlstad from 1800hrs.


The competitive action is due to get underway at 08.51hrs today with the 16km Torsby stage.

 

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