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Swedish Rally: Rallye route

There are major changes for 2008. The main service park, previously in Hagfors, has been relocated to Karlstad to form a rally village with the headquarters and the super special stage, using the city's trotting track and ice hockey arena. Many...

There are major changes for 2008. The main service park, previously in Hagfors, has been relocated to Karlstad to form a rally village with the headquarters and the super special stage, using the city's trotting track and ice hockey arena.

Many of the stages have changed too, with just six of the 20 tests following the same format as in 2007, although most of the others are familiar from previous years.

The action begins with a super special stage at the trotting track on Thursday evening before Friday's opening day visits the western part of the Varmland region for the first time since 2001. Saturday and Sunday's tests are clustered around Hagfors with all the more northerly stages missing from this year's itinerary.

All three days include a remote service midway through. Sunne hosts Friday's break with Hagfors the location for Saturday and Sunday. Drivers face 20 stages in total, with all 10 venues used twice, covering 340.24km in a total route of 1440.08km.

<pre> SWEDISH RALLY ROUND 2 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 7 - 10 February 2008

Thursday 7 February: Day 1 Karlstad - Karlstad Start Karlstad 20.00 SS1 SSS Karlstad 1 1.90km 20.04 Finish Karlstad 20.44

Friday 8 February: Day 1 (continued) Karlstad - Karlstad Start Karlstad 08.00 Serv A Karlstad (15 mins) 08.17 SS2 Stensjon 1 15.50km 09.34 SS3 Bjalverud 1 21.58km 10.44 SS4 Mangen 1 22.09km 11.23 RSZ B Sunne (15 mins) 12.36 SS5 Stensjon 2 15.50km 13.25 SS6 Bjalverud 2 21.58km 14.35 SS7 Mangen 2 22.09km 15.14 SS8 SSS Karlstad 2 1.90km 18.00 Serv C Karlstad (45 mins) 18.11 Finish Karlstad 19.36 Total 122.14km

Saturday 9 Febuary: Day 2 Karlstad - Karlstad Start Karlstad 06.50 Serv D Karlstad (15 mins) 07.07 SS9 Horssjon 1 14.89km 08.25 SS10 Hagfors 1 20.92km 09.38 SS11 Vargåsen 1 24.63km 10.41 RSZ E Hagfors (15 mins) 11.58 SS12 Horssjon 2 14.89km 13.04 SS13 Hagfors 2 20.92km 14.17 SS14 Vargåsen 2 24.63km 15.20 Serv F Karlstad (45 mins) 17.25 Finish Karlstad 18.50 Total 120.88km

Sunday 10 February: Day 3 Karlstad - Karlstad Start Karlstad 06.20 Serv G Karlstad (15 mins) 06.37 SS15 Ullen 1 16.25km 08.08 SS16 Lesjofors 1 10.49km 09.13 SS17 Rammen 1 21.87km 09.45 RSZ H Hagfors (15 mins) 10.39 SS18 Ullen 2 16.25km 11.21 SS19 Lesjofors 2 10.49km 12.26 SS20 Rammen 2 21.87km 12.58 Serv I Karlstad (10 mins) 14.58 Finish Karlstad 15.08 Total 97.22km

Total 340.24km

-credit: ford

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