Tuesday | 04 Feb 2020

Rally Sweden update

FIA to inspect special stage conditions

Rally Sweden CEO Glenn Olsson has today (Tuesday) issued an update regarding next week's event.

“Representatives from Rally Sweden, the FIA and WRC Promoter have held further discussions regarding the status of the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship, due to take place in the Värmland region of Sweden and across the border in Norway on 13 - 16 February," he said.

"Snow has fallen in the rally region in recent days. But the unseasonably warm weather and current weather forecasts continue to provide concerns as to the suitability of the roads in the special stages to allow the event to go ahead as planned.

"Further alignment with the manufacturer teams will take place and the FIA will conduct an onsite inspection of the stages at the beginning of this week.

"We continue to examine every possible way to ensure the rally goes ahead. The conditions are being monitored constantly and the situation will be re-evaluated with any decisions required to be made this week.

"So as to enhance the WRC event opportunities, the Rally Sweden Historic event has today (4 February) been cancelled," he added.