Organisers have introduced major changes in a bid to guarantee full snow cover. Karlstad remains the rally base, and each leg starts and finishes there, but the single service park has been moved back to Hagfors to allow more northerly stages to...
Organisers have introduced major changes in a bid to guarantee full snow cover. Karlstad remains the rally base, and each leg starts and finishes there, but the single service park has been moved back to Hagfors to allow more northerly stages to be used in search of true winter conditions. Fifty-seven per cent of the competitive distance has changed since the last running in 2008, although many of the new roads are familiar from previous years. The action begins with a super special stage at Karlstad's trotting track on Thursday evening and the test also ends Friday's opening leg, which journeys to the rally's most northerly point. The second day includes a short test on the edge of Hagfors and the final day is based east of the town. Drivers tackle 21 tests covering 345.15km in a route of 1879.23km. <pre> RALLY SWEDEN ROUND 1 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 11 - 14 February 2010
Thursday 11 February: Day 1 Karlstad - Karlstad Start Karlstad trotting track 20.00 SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.90km 20.04 Finish Karlstad 20.44
Friday 12 February: Day 1 (continued) Karlstad - Karlstad Start Karlstad 05.30 Serv A Hagfors (15 mins) 06.40 SS2 Likenas 1 20.78km 08.18 SS3 Viggen 1 21.28km 09.41 SS4 Torntorp 1 19.21km 10.51 Serv B Hagfors (30 mins) 11.41 SS5 Likenas 2 20.78km 13.34 SS6 Viggen 2 21.28km 14.57 SS7 Torntorp 2 19.21km 16.30 Serv C Hagfors (45 mins) 17.10 SS8 SSS Karlstad 2 1.90km 20.00 Finish Karlstad 20.40 Total 126.34km
Saturday 13 February: Day 2 Karlstad - Karlstad Start Karlstad 06.00 Serv D Hagfors (15 mins) 07.10 SS9 Vargasen 1 24.63km 07.58 SS10 Sagen 1 14.23km 09.46 SS11 Fredriksberg 1 18.15km 10.42 SS12 Hagfors Sprint 1 1.87km 11.58 Serv E Hagfors (30 mins) 12.38 SS12 Vargasen 2 24.63km 13.41 SS13 Sagen 2 14.23km 15.29 SS14 Fredriksberg 2 18.15km 16.25 SS15 Hagfors Sprint 2 1.87km 17.41 Serv F Hagfors (45 mins) 18.11 Finish Karlstad 20.10 Total 117.76km
Sunday 14 February: Day 3 Karlstad - Karlstad Start Karlstad 05.35 Serv G Hagfors (15 mins) 06.45 SS17 Rammen 1 21.87km 07.52 SS18 Varmullsasen 1 23.41km 08.28 Serv H Hagfors (30 mins) 09.19 SS19 Lesjofors 10.49km 10.49 SS20 Rammen 2 21.87km 11.21 SS21 Varmullsasen 2 23.41km 12.58 Serv I Hagfors (10 mins) 13.49 Finish Main Square, Karlstad 15.30 Total 101.05km
Rally total 345.15km