Rally Sweden/WRC3: SKODA privateer Lindholm in fight for victory – Solberg holds third at SKODA debut
On the morning’s first stage, ŠKODA youngster Oliver Solberg was fully awake, set the fastest WRC3 time with his ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo and was on top of that second quickest in the field of Rally2 cars. At the end of the Saturday leg, Oliver Solberg had secured a 1.1 second gap to former FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen) in fourth.
The Finnish ŠKODA privateers Emil Lindholm/Mikael Korhonen (ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo) were leading the WRC3 category until stage 7. ŠKODA’s former WRC2 Champion Pontus Tidemand, who is competing together with co-driver Patrick Barth in a privately entered ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, could defend the third position in the WRC2 category.
Standings Rally Sweden after Day 3 (WRC2 and WRC3)
1. Huttunen/Lukka (FIN/FIN), Hyundai i20 Rally2, 1:04:18.0 h.* 2. Lindholm/Korhonen (FIN/FIN), ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, +3.4 sec.* 3. Østberg/Eriksen (NOR/NOR), Citroën C3 Rally2, +5.9 sec. 4. Veiby/Andersson (NOR/SWE), Hyundai i20 Rally2, +21.7 sec. 5. Solberg/Johnston (SWE/IRL), ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, +31.5 sec.* 6. Kristoffersson/Skjærmoen (SWE/NOR), Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2, +32.6 sec.* 7. Tidemand/Barth (SWE/SWE), ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, +36.3 sec. 8. Pietarinen/Anttila (FIN/FIN), ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, +53.0 sec.*
The calendar of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship
Monte-Carlo 23/01/–26/01/2020 Sweden 13/02/–16/02/2020 Mexico 12/03/–15/03/2020 Argentina 23/04/–26/04/2020 Portugal 21/05/–24/05/2020 Italy 04/06/–07/06/2020 Kenya 16/07/–19/07/2020 Finland 06/08/–09/08/2020 New Zealand 03/09/–06/09/2020 Turkey 24/09/–27/09/2020 Germany 15/10/–18/10/2020 Great Britain 29/10/–01/11/2020 Japan 19/11/–22/11/2020
Feb 16, 2020 at 00:07