The Rally Sweden, the sole winter round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), is next on the schedule for teams. They have been tasked with taking on 18 stages and 332 km of competitive distance on a mixture of snow and ice-covered roads.
ŠKODA works driver Pontus Tidemand from Sweden thrilled thousands of his compatriots in taking an acclaimed home victory in WRC2 at the Rally Sweden. Having missed out on victory by a whisker last year, the 26-year-old and his Swedish co-driver Jonas Andersson dominated this time out at the only all-snow and ice rally on the WRC calendar.
ŠKODA works driver Pontus Tidemand extended his lead at the Rally Sweden. Sweden’s Motorsport Athlete of the Year 2016 successfully mastered the infamous Colin’s Crest jump twice on Saturday and was once again the dominant man in the WRC2 category with five stage wins on day three of his home round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
ŠKODA works driver Pontus Tidemand from Sweden has taken an early lead in the WRC2 category on icy routes at his home round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The 26-year-old and his co-driver Jonas Andersson dominated day two of the Rally Sweden, although the majority of Friday’s action took place in neighbouring Norway.
The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) takes to the snow and ice this weekend (9th to 12th February) as teams head north to take on the frozen roads of the Rally Sweden.
ŠKODA works duo Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson go in search of victory at their home round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with the distinction of being named Sweden’s motorsport athlete of the year.
As with this season, back in 2012 the Rally Sweden was also the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and as now it saw drivers taking on the unique challenges of the only real winter rally of the WRC calendar. Five years ago, Volkswagen Motorsport competing with two ŠKODA FABIA S2000s, whilst current ŠKODA works driver Pontus Tidemand was also taking part in the same car. It proved to be a memorable event for all of them.
The second round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) sees the teams heading north to the only true winter event of the season – the Rally Sweden. It is one of the oldest events on the calendar, having first been run in 1950, and was part of the first ever WRC championship in 1973. This year’s event sees drivers taking on the frozen forest tracks around Torsby, a new base intended to give the rally a more northern and wintery feel. It comprises 18 special stages and a total competitive distance of around 332 km.