The Volkswagens dominated the first leg of Rally Sweden.
Both Hyundai Motorsport i20 entries out of the rally on first day.
Thierry Neuville finished the event in fourth position with Evgeny Novikov fifth, Mads Østberg sixth and Hayden Paddon completing his competitive debut in a new-generation world rally car in eighth place respectively.
Emirati driver survives intense final leg pressure to grab first WRC points of the season in his Abu Dhabi Citroën.
Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari and Killian Duffy brought home an impressive victory in WRC-2. Dominating the category behind the wheel of his Seashore Qatar World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RRC, the Qatari secured the win by a margin of over nine minutes.
M-Sport dominates Rally Sweden top-ten.
For the Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team on the final leg of Rallye Monte Carlo, the famous Col de Turini stage proved to be treacherous.
The Russian is within reach of his first World Rally Championship podium after a stellar performance today in his Qatar M-Sport Ford Fiesta.
Evgeny Novikov pockets two stage wins, and Juho Hänninen earns his first in the Ford Fiesta on the second day of the World Rally Championship's season opener in Monaco.
The Qatar M-Sport crews proved that they could maintain their composure and keep their Ford Fiesta RS WRCs firmly on the road.
Østberg and Andersson as Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team’s nominated point scorers for all 13 rounds of next season’s championship contest.