Friday | 19 Dec 2014

Light a star for Björn Waldegård

Rally Sweden organisers are asking rally fans to commemorate the life of 1979 World Champion Björn Waldegård and help them raise money for cancer research.

Waldegård, the first man to win the World Championship for Drivers, died on 29 August this year. He was 70.

The Swede, who won 16 world championship rallies during his career, had been receiving treatment for cancer when his condition deteriorated.

Now the team behind Waldegård’s home rally are inviting people to celebrate his memory by lighting a virtual star for him at

So far almost 3,000 have been lit by fans from around the globe - and for every star lit Rally Sweden will donate 1 Swedish Krona to the Swedish Cancerfonden charity.

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