WRC: Day 3 of the 2017 Rally Sweden

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- Jari-Matti Latvala sealed his fourth Rally Sweden victory - Toyota’s first win since Didier Auriol won in China back in 1999, in only their second event since rejoining the WRC this year.
- Latvala was lost for words after the win. "I'm speechless," he said © Red Bull Media House
- Latvala inherited the lead late on day 2 after previous leader Thierry Neuville crashed on Saturday's last stage, leaving him minus a wheel. The Hyundai man ended the rally down in 13th place.
- Ott Tanak started the day just 3.8s behind Latvala, but could not hold on in his Ford Fiesta, eventually finishing 29.2s down on the winner.
- Sébastien Ogier also began the day in the hunt for victory, but a spin in the day’s opening speed test ended his hopes for a win, and he ended the event where he started on Sunday morning - in third place.
- Dani Sordo finished a strong fourth after keeping out of trouble on the final day after his win on Saturday’s superspecial stage in the Hyundai i20.
- In his first event in this year’s Citroen C3 car, Craig Breen finished in fifth place overall.
- An eventful rally for Elfyn Evans saw him hit a bank and suffer a puncture on Friday before suffering an engine problem on Sunday morning, but he held on to finish sixth in his Ford.
- Hayden Paddon was next up in the Hyundai i20, after a power steering failure saw him drop down the order on Saturday.
- Stephane Lefebvre finished up in eighth in his Citroen DS3 - the highest finish of the 2016-spec cars.
- Pontus Tidemand powered to victory in WRC2 on home soil in the Skoda - and finished ninth overall.
- And Teemu Suninen rounded off the top ten in the Ford.
- Latvala and co-driver Mika Anttila celebrate after their superb victory for Toyota © Red Bull Media House
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- Celebrating Toyota's first WRC win in over 17 years - and at only their second attempt © Red Bull Media House
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Jari-Matti Latvala takes the victory - Toyota’s first win since 1999

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Comments (6)

  • i realy hope they win... it woud be so funny if Toyota came out like "HEY! we are now selling a Yaris WRC MODEL! with 4wd and tubo!"

      4 years ago
  • I never noticed how skinny the tires are on these rally cars... especially the blue fiesta

      4 years ago
  • nice photos guys.

      4 years ago
  • is Subaru participating in WRC?

      4 years ago