Thursday | 07 Feb 2019

Video: Sweden testing

Hot on the heels of Rallye Monte-Carlo, next week's Rally Sweden (14 – 17 Feb) is another specialist round in the WRC calendar and one teams have been testing hard for.

In recent weeks, the focus has been on snow-covered test roads in northern Sweden and central Finland where drivers have been refining their snow road set-ups.

Here's a selection of fan-cam footage showing them in action.

Last week in northern Sweden, Hyundai Motorsport drivers Thierry Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen were joined by Sébastien Loeb as he sampled the i20 in snowy conditions for the first time.

On Thursday, Loeb escaped injury when he suffered an accident on his day in the car as he gears up for his first crack at Rally Sweden since 2013. Here's Seb on one of his cleaner runs:

Citroën Racing duo Sébastien Ogier and Esapekka Lappi got their first taste of the C3 WRC on snow-banked roads this week. Here's a clip of the defending champ at the wheel.

Toyota Gazoo Racing trio Ott Tanak, Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke were in central Finland last week as they took turns in the Yaris WRC.

For the first time in nine years, 2000 and 2002 world champion Marcus Grönholm will make a competitive outing in the championship and he and long-time co-driver Timo Rautiainen have been getting accustomed to the Yaris too. Here's how Grönholm got on.

M-Sport youngsters Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen also travelled to Finland for a taste of Sweden as they put the Ford Fiesta WRC through its places, with the local driver racking up over 200km in the car.

Here's a video of Suninen in the car, complete with a few words from the man himself.


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