Rally Sweden to remain at WRC calendar until 2027

The organisers of Rally Sweden signed a new deal with FIA and WRC Promoter as their event will be running in World Rally Championship until 2027.

The centre of Rally Sweden moved to Umea in 2022 as the previous versions did not include so much snow compared to the recent stages. World Rally Championship contains only one winter rally at the calendar and traditionally Sweden offers an impressive spectacle every year with the snowbanks and the snowy conditions apart from 2021 when this event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Finland hosted two rallies then. Ott Tanak was the winner of this year's Rally Sweden and returned M-Sport Ford back to winning days after 13 months while he gave an incredible battle with Craig Breen and Esapekka Lappi for the victory last February. The route of the 2024 Rally Sweden has been revealed and the organizers honored Breen by adding the #42 to the Brattby stage. Finally, it must be mentioned that 1973 was the first year that Rally Sweden joined World Rally Championship and the 71th version of this event will contain 18 stages and 301,76 competitive kilometers.  

"This agreement secures Sweden's place in the FIA World Rally Championship and the future of the WRC's only pure winter rally", the WRC Promoter event director, Simon Larkin, said.

"The move to Umeå has proven to be a resounding success and we thank Umeå for the will to develop with us and Rally Sweden, and also a big thank you to the Västerbotten region for its support and welcome during Rally Sweden week".

Source: wrc.com

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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