WRC 2012 Feed
Rally Sardinia preview | WRC Oct 16, 2012
Sebastien Loeb may have clinched his ninth world rally title on home soil last month, but the Frenchman has never made a habit of giving up… especially when another victory is up for grabs in...
In Quotes | WRC Rally France Oct 7, 2012
“I didn’t go all out to try to win. But obviously, it was better if I did.” Sebastien Loeb proved once more that he was a master of understatement after sealing his ninth drivers’ title and Citroen’s...
Jari-Matti Latvala scored an emotional win for Ford at the Wales Rally GB while Sebastien Loeb continued his march towards claiming his ninth world championship at the Rally France.
Mikko Hirvonen Is On His Way To Rally GB | WRC Sep 13, 2012
With Britain’s round of the WRC moving from November to a less rain-sodden September, could this be the fastest Rally GB ever?
Six of the Best | Rally Great Britain Sep 11, 2012
Revisit some of the most iconic moments in Rally GB's storied history with Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Jim Clark...
- Karlstad, Sweden
- FEB 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- FEB 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Sweden gladly takes its traditional place at the top of the World Rally Championship season, continuing as the only one, true winter rally of the year.
While the cars have changed, the competitive route remains largely unaltered, except for a fantastic addition to day one of the event when competitors will venture over into neighbouring Norway for a unique cross-border stage which runs in both countries, including a second pass under the cover of darkness.
The Power Stage concept which made its debut at Rally Sweden will once again reward the fastest three drivers with bonus points. Karlstad continues to host the event although the permanent service park will once again be located 85 kilometres away in the outskirts of Hagfors, which provides easier access to the forests of the Varmland and Dalarna regions where the bulk of the competitive action will take place. By utilising stages further to the north, it is hoped there will be a greater chance of sufficient snow and the requisite colder temperatures. Those colder temperatures can be as low as minus 25 degrees centigrade. Despite the harsh conditions, fans flock to the stages in greater number to witness the spectacle of drivers charging through ice- and snow-coated roads at full speed, which can be achieved thanks to the metal studded tyres.