Conditions were cold and bright for the Swedish Rally qualifying session, with light snowfall and a temperature of -5C.
Sebastien Ogier elects to start second after setting fastest qualifying time. His Volkswagen teammate Jari-Matti Latvala will start first on the road.
Sébastien Ogier selected start position nine for the first 13 special stages on Thursday and Friday. Jari-Matti Latvala went for seventh.
Nancy Knapp Schilke, WRC Correspondent
Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won qualifying to enable them to pick their starting position for the first leg of this weekend's World Rally Championship.
The first 25 kilometres of special stage are scheduled for tonight.
Khalid Al Qassimi will be the first out to clean the loose stones along the road.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia handle the snow to earn their choice of starting position by grabbing the qualifying round in their Volkswagen Polo R for Rally Sweden.