Finished today on shakedown, Rally Sweden, Mads to Ostberg managed to become the leader, ahead of Craig Breen by 0.1 seconds.
Last month, the Norwegian has signed a contract with a private team Martin Prokop and was forced to miss the Rally Monte Carlo.
Driving a factory Citroen C3 Abu Dhabi WRC ahead of Breen became the third representative of Hyundai’s Hayden Paddon and his partner Chris Mick.
Intercepting at the beginning of the shakedown’s lead from Dani Sordo’s Hyundai was not able to repeat their success and fell back in the end in fifth place. His teammate Thierry Neuville, who lost a dramatic lead at the Rally Monte Carlo, took sixth place ahead of Alfina Evans.
The top 10 was closed by the Ott Tanak, stéphane Lefebvre and Jari-Matti Latvala.
The winner of the first rally of the season Sebastien Ogier became only the 17th, losing 20 seconds to Ostberg.
|1.||Mads Ostberg||OneBetJipoCar Ford Fiesta RS||4.11,6|
|2.||Craig Breen||Citroen DS3 Abu Dhabi||4.11,7|
|3.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai i20 Coupe||4.12,1|
|4.||Kris Meeke||Citroen C3 Abu Dhabi||4.12,2|
|5.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai i20 Coupe||4.14,0|
|6.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai i20 Coupe||4.14,5|
|7.||Elfyn Evans||DMACK M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||4.15,1|
|8.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||4.16,1|
|9.||Stéphane Lefebvre||Citroen C3 Abu Dhabi||4.16,1|
|10.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Gazoo Racing Toyota Yaris||4.16,2|
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