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Result: Rally Sweden 2013

Sebastien Ogier wins Rally Sweden and gives Volkswagen's Polo R WRC its first WRC victory in only its second event; Sebastien Loeb has to settle for second with Mads Ostberg third. Jari-Matti Latvala and Thierry Neuville complete the top five...
Rally Sweden: Overall standings after Stage 22 / Day 3 (Top 20):

1. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC 3h 11m 41.9s M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +41.8s M
3. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m 24.5s M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC +1m 30.6s M
5. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +5m 06.4s T
6. Juho Hanninen Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +5m 43.1s
7. Martin Prokop Jipocar Czech National TeamFord Fiesta RS WRC +11m 25.4s T
8. Henning Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC +11m 42.7s
9. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +13m 04.7s M
10. Yazeed Al-Rajhi Ford Fiesta RRC +16m 27.0s WRC2

11. Anders Grondal Subaru Impreza +17m 10.5s WRC2
12. Michal Solowow Peugeot 207 S2000 +19m 32.2s
13. Sepp Wiegand Skoda Fabia S2000 +20m 32.1s WRC2
14. Michal Kosciousko Lotos Team WRC MINI John Cooper Works WRC +25m 08.9s T
15. Yuriy Protasov Subaru Impreza WRX STi +25m 28.3s WRC2
16. Nicolas Fuchs Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +31m 16.8s WRC2
17. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +31m 19.0s M
18. Oleksiy Kikireshko MINI John Cooper S2 35m 42.3s
19. Arman Smailov Subaru Impreza STi +36m 19.0s WRC2
20. Lorenzo Bertelli Subaru Impreza +41m 52.4s

Others:

25. Jarkko Nikara Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Cooper Works WRC +53m 45.1s
27. Matthew Wilson Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +55m 47.2s


Rally Sweden: Power Stage / SS22 (Top 3):

1. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC 9m 54.1s M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC +1.0s M
3. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3.2s M

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point


WRC2 standings after Stage 22 / Day 3:

1. Yazeed Al-Rajhi Ford Fiesta RRC 3h 28m 08.9s WRC2
2. Anders Grondal Subaru Impreza +43.5s WRC2
3. Sepp Wiegand Skoda Fabia S2000 +4m 05.1s WRC2
4. Yuriy Protasov Subaru Impreza WRX STi +9m 01.3s WRC2
5. Nicolas Fuchs Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +14m 49.8s WRC2
6. Arman Smailov Subaru Impreza STi +19m 52.0s WRC2
7. Ricardo Trivino Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +29m 19.1s WRC2
8. Rashid Al-Ketbi Skoda Fabia S2000 +38m 02.5s WRC2
9. Alexander Villanueva Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +42m 27.9s WRC2
10. Martin Hudec Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +1h 11m 59.3s WRC2
11. Marco Vallario Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +1h 20m 31.6s WRC2


Notable retirements:

SS5. Jari Ketomaa Ford Fiesta RS WRC Mechanical*
SS5. Eyvind Brynildsen Ford Fiesta RRC Engine WRC2

SS9. Pontus Tidemand Ford Fiesta WRC Engine
SS9. Matthew Wilson Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Went off the road*
SS14/SS15. Khalid Al-Qassimi Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC Went off T
SS16. Jari Ketomaa Ford Fiesta RS WRC Withdrew, co-driver unwell

SS20. Dani Sordo Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC Accident

*denotes re-started under Rally 2


all times unofficial



Related Pictures

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Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia. Volkswagen Polo R WRC. Rally Sweden [Pic credit: Volkswagen]
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

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Gilles S. Penguin - Unregistered

February 26, 2013 8:46 PM

Presumably, Loeb will drop out of contention in WDC due to his part-time schedule Little seb is fast but VW Polo is new Therefore, our unanimous prediction to win WDC here at Penguin Racing is: MADS OSTBERG



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