2018 Rally Sweden entry list: Rally festival on a snow for 68 crews

February 9, 2018
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Marijan Malcevic

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The 2018 FIA World Rally Championship will continue on weekend from February 15 to February 18 with the 66th edition of Rally Sweden, the only snow rally on a calendar of the world’s premier rally competition.

Sixty-eight crews are on the entry list for the event, including fourteen cars in the top-class of the 2017-spec World Rally Cars, twenty-seven R5 cars and fourteen crews in Ford Fiesta R2T cars which are eligible to score points in the Junior WRC competition.

Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Attila are the four-time winners of Rally Sweden

Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Attila are the four-time winners of Rally Sweden

Only two drivers who previously scored wins at Rally Sweden will come again to Swedish snow – Jari-Matti Latvala and Sebastien Ogier. Latvala has won four times in Sweden (2008, 2012, 2014 and 2017), including last year’s victory in a Toyota Yaris WRC. Ogier reached the top podium spot three times (2013, 2015 and 2016).

Among fourteen drivers in the 380-hp WRC machines, the Swedish round would be the first event for Teemu Suninen with M-Sport Ford WRT and the first event for Mads Ostberg with Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT. Hayden Paddon will drive the #6 Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC after Dani Sordo did his job at Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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Five Ford Fiesta WRC cars are on the entry list for 2018 Rally Sweden

Henning Solberg will drive privately-entered Ford Fiesta WRC, same as Lorenzo Bertelli who is returning to WRC for the first time since last year’s Rally Argentina. Saudi driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi will drive old Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

The regular WRC Manufacturers’ entrants are Seb Ogier and Elfyn Evans (M-Sport Ford), Andreas Mikkelsen and Thierry Neuville (Hyundai), Jari-Matti Latvala, Ott Tanak and Esapekka Lappi (Toyota), Kris Meeke and Craig Breen (Citroen).

2017 Rally Sweden, Colin's Crest, Mads Ostberg

In 2017, Mads Ostberg recorded the longest jump at Colin’s Crest with Ford. In 2018, he will drive Citroen

Among 27 crews with R5-spec cars, fifteen will be eligible to score points for the WRC2 category of the World Championship. One of the drivers is the 2017 WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand who also won last year at Rally Sweden. He will drive Škoda Fabia R5 for Škoda Motorsport.

The strong competition for Tidemand is coming from his own team (Ole Christian Veiby) but also from Hyundai Motorsport (Jari Huttunen) and many private teams.

Among the R5 drivers there will be also the World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson in the #102 Škoda Fabia R5. It would be his second WRC start after he made a debut at 2016 Rally Sweden in a Škoda Fabia S2000.

2018 Rally Sweden entry list

Car numberEntrantDriverCo-driverCarClass
1M-Sport Ford WRTSebastien OgierJulien IngrassiaFord Fiesta WRC '17RC1/M
2M-Sport Ford WRTElfyn EvansDaniel BarrittFord Fiesta WRC '17RC1/M
3M-Sport Ford WRTTeemu SuninenMikko MarkkulaFord Fiesta WRC '17RC1/M
4Hyundai Shell Mobis WRTAndreas MikkelsenAnders JaegerHyundai i20 Coupe WRCRC1/M
5Hyundai Shell Mobis WRTThierry NeuvilleNicolas GilsoulHyundai i20 Coupe WRCRC1/M
6Hyundai Shell Mobis WRTHayden PaddonSebastian MarshallHyundai i20 Coupe WRCRC1/M
7Toyota Gazoo Racing WRTJari-Matti LatvalaMiikka AnttilaToyota Yaris WRCRC1/M
8Toyota Gazoo Racing WRTOtt TanakMartin JarveojaToyota Yaris WRCRC1/M
9Toyota Gazoo Racing WRTEsapekka LappiJanne FermToyota Yaris WRCRC1/M
10Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRTKris MeekePaul NagleCitroen C3 WRCRC1/M
11Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRTCraig BreenScott MartinCitroen C3 WRCRC1/M
12Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRTMads OstbergTorstein EriksenCitroen C3 WRCRC1/M
14Henning SolbergHenning SolbergCato MenkerudFord Fiesta WRC '17RC1
21Yazeed RacingYazeed Al-RajhiMichael OrrFord Fiesta RS WRCRC1
37FWRTLorenzo BertelliSimone ScattolinFord Fiesta WRC '17RC1
31Škoda MotorsportPontus TidemandJonas AnderssonŠkoda Fabia R5RC2/WRC2
32Škoda MotorsportOle Christian VeibyStig Rune SkjaermoenŠkoda Fabia R5RC2/WRC2
33PrintsportLukasz PieniazekPrzemyslaw MazurŠkoda Fabia R5RC2/WRC2
34Hyundai MotorsportJari HuttunenAntti LinnaketoHyundai i20 R5 RC2/WRC2
35Tommi Makinen RacingTakamoto KatsutaMarko SalminenFord Fiesta R5RC2/WRC2
36Tommi Makinen RacingHiroki AraiGlenn MacneallFord Fiesta R5RC2/WRC2
38S.A. Motorsport ItaliaUmberto ScandolaAndrea GaspariŠkoda Fabia R5RC2/WRC2
39TAIF MotorsportRadik ShaymievMaxim TsvetkovFord Fiesta R5RC2/WRC2
40Kevin AbbringKevin AbbringPieter TsjoenFord Fiesta R5RC2/WRC2
41Fredrik AhlinFredrik AhlinJoakim SjobergŠkoda Fabia R5RC2/WRC2
42Mattias AdielssonMattias AdielssonAndreas JohanssonŠkoda Fabia R5RC2/WRC2
43Toksport WRTJanne TuohinoReeta HamalainenŠkoda Fabia R5RC2/WRC2
44Lars StugemoLars StugemoKalle LexeŠkoda Fabia R5RC2/WRC2
45Toksport WRTJarmo BergRami SuorsaŠkoda Fabia R5RC2/WRC2
46Gianluca LinariGianluca LinariNicola ArenaFord Fiesta R5RC2/WRC2
61Emil BergkvistEmil BergkvistOla FloeneFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
62Terry FolbTerry FolbChristopher GuieuFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
63Denis RadstromDenis RadstromJohan JohanssonFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
64Ralfs SirmacisRalfs SirmacisArturs ŠiminsFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
65OT RacingKen TornKuldar SikkFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
66ADAC SachsenJulius TannertJurgen HeiglFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
67Callum DevineCallum DevineKeith MoriartyFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
68David HolderDavid HolderJason FarmerFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
69Jean-Baptiste FranceschiJean-Baptiste FranceschiRomain CourbonFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
70ACI Team ItaliaLuca BottarelliManuel FenoliFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
71Theo ChalalTheo ChalalJacques-Julien RenucciFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
72Tom WilliamsTom Williams Phil HallFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
73Emilio FernandezEmilio FernandezJoaquin RiquelmeFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
74Enrico OldratiEnrico OldratiDanilo FappaniFord Fiesta R2TRC4/JWRC/WRC3
75Go+Cars Atlas WardYuris ProtasovPavlo CherepinCitroen DS3 R3T MaxRC3/WRC3
76Taisko LarioTaisko LarioTatu HamalainenPeugeot 208 R2RC4/WRC3
81Tommi Makinen RacingJarkko NikaraSayaka AdachiFord Fiesta R5RC2
82Mattias JirveliusMattias JirveliusErik GustavssonŠkoda Fabia R5RC2
83Nil SolansNil SolansMiguel Ibanez SotosFord Fiesta R5RC2
84Kjell SandbergKjell SandbergGoran LonnmarkŠkoda Fabia R5RC2
85Johan HolmbergJohan HolmbergChristopher BackFord Fiesta R5RC2
86Johnny AnderssonJohnny AnderssonMikael JohanssonFord Fiesta R5RC2
87Fredrik AlsdalFredrik AlsdalEmil NilssonŠkoda Fabia R5RC2
88Christian August SelmerChristian August SelmerAnita Christine SelmerFord Fiesta R5RC2
89Luca HoelblingLuca HoelblingMauro GrassiŠkoda Fabia R5RC2
90Tamara MolinaroTamara MolinaroMartin WydaegheFord Fiesta R4RC2
91Amador VidalAmador VidalJose CamachoMitsubishi Lancer Evo XRC2
92Joakim RomanJoakim RomanMadelene BuskasŠkoda Fabia R5RC2
93Jonna Eson BradheJonna Eson BradheFilip WernefurPeugeot 208 R2RC4
94Arctic Energy WRTDeividas JociusDonatas ZvicevičiusPeugeot 208 R2RC4
95Michal WieromiejczykMichal WieromiejczykJakub WrobelPeugeot 208 R2RC4
96Heidi RyrlenHeidi RyrlenMarcus BengtssonFord Fiesta R2TRC4
97Robert BlombergRobert BlombergLars AnderssonMitsubishi Mirage R5NAT
98Joachim CalstromJoachim CalstromJorgen NormanMitsubishi Mirage R5NAT
99Anders KarlssonAnders KarlssonBjorn NilssonMitsubishi Mirage R5NAT
100Sune LarssonSune LarssonHakan OddshammarMitsubishi Mirage R5NAT
101Giacomo FrisieroGiacomo FrisieroGiovanni AgneseMitsubishi Mirage R5NAT
102Johan KristofferssonJohan KristofferssonPatrik BarthŠkoda Fabia R5RC2

Photos: rallysweden.com,

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