WRC Rally Sweden: Qualifying Results

Heating up the cold conditions today was the hot performance from Ford World Rally Team’s Jari-Matti Latvala to set the fastest stage time in the new-for-2012 Qualifying session to determine road positions for Day One’s competition. Ott Tanak (Go Fast Energy Ford World Rally Team) surprised all with a storming drive for third position, just a few hundredths of a second behind Mikko Hirvonen (Citroën Total World Rally Team)… Tactics were employed by drivers to optimize their position on the road, to allow the cars running first on the road to clear the surface of loose snow.

WRC Rally Sweden: Qualifing – Top Ten
01) J-M Latvala (Ford World Rally Team) – 01m 53.516s
02) M. Hirvonen (Citroën Total World Rally Team) – 01m 54.084s
03) O. Tanak (M-Sport Ford World Rally Team) – 01m 54.089s
04) E. Novikov (M-Sport Ford World Rally Team) – 01m 54.131s
05) P. Solberg (Ford World Rally Team) – 01m 54.384s
06) S. Loeb (Citroën Total World Rally Team) – 01m 54.727s
07) M. Ostberg (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) – 01m 54.877s
08) E. Brynildsen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) – 01m 55.729s
09) P. Sandell (MINI WRC Team) – 1m 56.317s
10) M. Prokop (Czech Ford National Team) – 01m 56.723s